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Preclinical Study Compares Hemostatic Agents

March 25, 2015 1:03 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

In this study, full thickness penetrating wounds were surgically created in rat livers, which are highly vascularized parenchymal organs, and then either AC5™ or the alternative agent, which is an absorbable cellulose-based fabric product, was applied in order to stop the bleeding. The time required to stop bleeding, also called time to hemostasis (TTH), was measured.

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Single-use Endoscopes Give New Option for Doctors

March 25, 2015 12:59 pm | Comments

Integrated Endoscopy says it offers a new option for endoscopic surgery with its release of its nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope. This was cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in July 2014 and is the only single-use arthroscope on the market.

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Even in Female Dominated Nursing, Men Earn More

March 24, 2015 2:07 pm | by Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News | Comments

Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds.

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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy May be Safer

March 24, 2015 2:02 pm | by Elsevier Health Sciences | Comments

Examining short- and long-term complications, quality of life, and overall mortality, researchers found that abdominal surgery carries a higher risk of complications, decreased quality of life, and death.

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More Scoliosis Experience Means Less Reoperation

March 24, 2015 1:51 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | Comments

Adolescent patients who need scoliosis surgery may benefit most from going to a hospital that performs a high volume of the procedures.

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Angelina Jolie Undergoes Further Preventive Surgery

March 24, 2015 1:49 pm | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Comments

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

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Excellent Results for Parachute Heart Failure Device

March 23, 2015 2:59 pm | by CardioKinetix | Comments

CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced clinical results of a study of 31 Chinese patients treated consecutively with the company’s Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Alleviated Pain

March 23, 2015 2:51 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

Patients with Parkinson disease who experienced pain before undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) had that pain improved or eliminated at eight years after surgery.

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Parents Who Became Fugitives to Save Son Say Tumor is Gone

March 23, 2015 2:43 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The British parents who became fugitives after their critically ill son was refused a cancer treatment in the U.K. last year say he's experienced a miracle recovery from his brain tumor.

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$27.8 Billion in Returns From Joint Efforts to Combat Health Care Fraud

March 20, 2015 11:46 am | by HHS Press Office | Comments

Administration recovers $7.70 for every dollar spent to fight health care-related fraud and abuse; third-highest on record.

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Live Donor Liver Transplantation Found Safe and Effective

March 20, 2015 11:37 am | by Wiley | Comments

New research indicates that emergency evaluations of living liver donors can be conducted safely to allow acute liver failure patients to undergo transplantation before their condition worsens.

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TXA in Total Joint Replacement Lowers Blood Transfusion Use

March 20, 2015 11:28 am | by Lifespan | Comments

A cost-benefit analysis of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty patients revealed a 12 percent transfusion rate reduction - from 17.5 percent to 5.5 percent - with no significant difference in complication rates.

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Breast Implants Could Become Safer Thanks to Cell-Friendly Surface

March 20, 2015 11:25 am | by University of Manchester | Comments

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body.

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Aging Population Requires More Neurosurgeons

March 20, 2015 10:57 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | Comments

By 2030, chronic subdural hemorrhage (SDH) will be the most common adult brain condition requiring neurosurgical intervention in the U.S., and hospitals and neurosurgeons may be under-manned to handle the projected onslaught of patients.

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Finding Support For Surgery On Facebook

March 19, 2015 12:04 pm | by Dartmouth College | Comments

In a recent study published by the journal Social Science & Medicine, Dartmouth researchers examined nearly 9,000 Facebook conversations to better understand how people seek and receive support on social networking sites.

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