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Clearance Received For Implantable Collagen Scaffold Technology

April 1, 2014 9:59 am | Comments

Rotation Medical, Inc. has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its implantable collagen scaffold technology for treating rotator cuff disease.        

IMS To Be Acquired By STERIS Corporation

April 1, 2014 9:55 am | Comments

When the transaction closes, IMS will be integrated into STERIS’s Healthcare segment as part of its Specialty Services business, which provides services including surgical instrument and endoscope repair, comprehensive educational programs and a portfolio of products and solutions for the Operating Room and Sterile Processing Department.

Study: Married Folks Have Fewer Heart Problems

March 28, 2014 2:04 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced, or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem. This was true at any age, for women as well as for men, and regardless of other heart disease risk factors they had such as high cholesterol or diabetes, researchers found...

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Gut Metabolism Changes -- Not Stomach Size -- Linked To Success Of Certical Sleeve Gastrectomy

March 28, 2014 1:06 pm | Comments

It's not the size of the stomach that causes weight loss after a specific type of bariatric surgery, but rather a change in the gut metabolism, say researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC), the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center...

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Clemson Researcher Touts Surgical Safety Checklist To Save Lives

March 28, 2014 1:00 pm | by Clemson University | Comments

Clemson University research assistant professor Ashley Kay Childers has been selected to participate in a forum to discuss quality improvement programs in U.S. hospitals that reduce preventable readmissions, prevent medical errors, improve patient outcomes, and cut costs...

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New Guidance System Could Improve Minimally-Invasive Surgery

March 28, 2014 10:23 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

“In this work, we devised an imaging method that could overcome traditional barriers in precision and workflow. Rather than adding complicated tracking systems and special markers to the already busy surgical scene, we realized a method in which the imaging system is the tracker and the patient is the marker,” says Jeffrey Siewerdsen, Ph.D., a professor of biomedical engineering in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine...

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Anti-Clotting Agent Helps Reduce The Incidence And Impact Of Stent Thrombosis During PCI

March 28, 2014 10:07 am | Comments

CHAMPION PHOENIX was a prospective, double-blind, active-controlled trial which randomized 11,145 patients to receive intravenous cangrelor or oral clopidogrel administered at the time of PCI. In a previous analysis presented at TCT 2013 and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, cangrelor significantly reduced periprocedural and 30-day ischemic events in patients undergoing PCI...

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Research Shows Gastric Surgery Halves Risk Of Heart Attack In Obese People

March 28, 2014 10:02 am | Comments

New research published today in the International Journal of Cardiology reviewed data from 14 studies involving more than 29,000 patients who underwent bariatric surgery. It reveals that death rates were reduced by 40 percent, and that heart attacks in particular were reduced by half – compared to obese people who did not have surgery...

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Managing Surgical Plume: A Facility Wide Effort

March 27, 2014 4:53 pm | Comments

Buffalo Filter in conjunction with Pfiedler Enterprises will be sponsoring a new continuing nursing education activity, Connecting the Dots, Managing Surgical Plume: A Facility Wide Effort.  It is intended for perioperative registered nurses who are interested in learning more about the risks and remedies for surgical plume and who are attending the 2014 61st AORN Surgical Conference and Expo...

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House Finalizing Bill To Give Medicare Patients Reprieve Of Reimbursement Cuts

March 27, 2014 10:40 am | by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Comments

Doctors who treat Medicare patients would get a last-minute reprieve from a scheduled 24 percent cut in their government reimbursements under a bill the House was considering Thursday. But senior Democrats weighed in against the measure, and passage was in doubt because the legislation required a two-thirds vote to advance under fast-track procedures...

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J&J Accused Of Deliberately Destroying Records In Injury Lawsuits

March 27, 2014 9:58 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | Comments

Lawyers and advocates for women alleging Johnson & Johnson products injured them urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to investigate their claims the healthcare giant deliberately destroyed many documents critical to their lawsuits...

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Repeat Sternotomy For Aortic Valve Replacement Safe Option For Octogenarian Patients

March 27, 2014 9:47 am | Comments

Surgical aortic valve replacement generally improves patients' symptoms and prolongs survival. However, the perceived risk of surgical aortic valve replacement in patients over 80 may result in surgery being denied or a recommendation for alternative therapy. Investigators at the Mayo Clinic challenge the way these patients have been managed...

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Preoperative PET Cuts Unnecessary Lung Surgeries In Half

March 27, 2014 9:41 am | Comments

New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary. Additionally, positron emission tomography (PET) was found to reduce unnecessary surgeries by 50 percent, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine...

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Artificial Hearts May Help Patients Survive Until Transplant

March 27, 2014 9:35 am | Comments

The largest single-center study of patients implanted with a total artificial heart finds the device may help patients in severe heart failure survive until they can receive a heart transplant, according to research. Researchers studied 22 patients implanted with total artificial hearts at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in 2012 and 2013 to look at the primary endpoints of death and incidence of stroke at 60 days...

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No Cancer Surgery For Former Bills QB Jim Kelly

March 27, 2014 9:31 am | by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press | Comments

Doctors treating Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly said Wednesday he will not immediately undergo surgery for a recurrence of cancer. Instead, the longtime Buffalo Bills star will likely first be treated with chemotherapy and radiation, according to a statement from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City...

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