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Leading Expert Talks Over Kcentra Study

March 30, 2015 | by Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products | Comments

Surgical Products (SP) connected with lead study author Joshua N. Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, to discuss his impressions of the study.

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Artificial Blood Vessel Lets Researchers Better Assess Clot Removal Devices

April 17, 2015 5:15 pm | by UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO | Comments

Cerebrovascular disease covers a group of dysfunctions related to blood vessels supplying the brain. Risk factors include hypertension, diabetes, smoking and ischemic heart disease.

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Q&A: Smoothing Out Barcode Lines

April 17, 2015 10:29 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

Dr. Jason D. Bloom, director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Main Line Center for Laser Surgery, shared his experience using Restylane Silk.

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Genomics Tool Could Predict Tumor Aggressiveness, Treatment Outcomes

April 17, 2015 9:33 am | by OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER | Comments

Researchers used a new scoring method they developed called MATH (mutant-allele tumor heterogeneity) to measure the genetic variability among cancer cells within tumors from 305 patients with head and neck cancer.

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Intersex Surgeries Spark Move Away from Drastic Treatment

April 17, 2015 9:28 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | Comments

Then, as surgical techniques for ambiguous genitals evolved, doctors began performing surgeries on affected infants and encouraged parents to raise children as the sex they visibly resembled.

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Titan Medical Inc. Signs Agreement With Supplier of Single Patient Use Robotic Tools

April 17, 2015 9:22 am | by Titan Medical Inc. | Comments

Dennis Fowler, Executive Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs of Titan Medical Inc., commented, "We are very excited about partnering for delivering the single patient use tools for our robotic platform. The tools will work uniquely with Titan's SPORT™ Surgical System and will provide first use quality for every case at an affordable price."

Socioeconomic Factors Affect Odds of Death After a Lung Cancer Operation

April 17, 2015 9:13 am | by Journal of the American College of Surgeons | Comments

For the study, Dr. Fernandez and his colleagues sought to determine the specific clinical and socioeconomic factors that lead to disparities in 30-day survival for patients undergoing operations for lung cancer.

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Socioeconomic Factors Affect Odds of Death After a Lung Cancer Operation

April 17, 2015 9:13 am | by Journal of the American College of Surgeons | Comments

For the study, Dr. Fernandez and his colleagues sought to determine the specific clinical and socioeconomic factors that lead to disparities in 30-day survival for patients undergoing operations for lung cancer.

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Science of Sterile Scrubs

April 16, 2015 10:57 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

Developing the science behind the germ-zapping attire is a challenge a few manufactures have taken on, which includes picking the right antimicrobial agent.

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Studies Advise Cancer Survivors to Keep Moving

April 16, 2015 10:54 am | by SPRINGER | Comments

Three or more hours of walking per week can boost the vitality and health of prostate cancer survivors.

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Botox Can Reach Nervous System

April 16, 2015 10:46 am | by UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND | Comments

 Botox - best known for its ability to smooth wrinkles - has been extremely useful for the treatment of over-active muscles and spasticity as it promotes local and long-term paralysis.

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'4-D' Lung Cancer Model Could Quicken Discoveries

April 16, 2015 10:41 am | by HOUSTON METHODIST | Comments

"Our model truly captures the phenomenon of cancer metastasis," said Houston Methodist thoracic surgeon and scientist, Min P. Kim, M.D., the report's principal investigator.

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ACS Supports Repeal of Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

April 16, 2015 10:37 am | by American College of Surgeons | Comments

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Senate’s landslide 92-8 vote Tuesday to stabilize the Medicare program. 

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After Lung Transplant Return to Work, Feel Better

April 15, 2015 10:18 am | by DEUTSCHES AERZTEBLATT INTERNATIONAL | Comments

Returning to everyday life and resuming work in one's regular occupation are common goals of transplant patients, yet not all who undergo lung transplantation can go back to work.

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Researchers Find Precise Heat to Boost Immune System Against Tumors

April 15, 2015 10:14 am | by THE GEISEL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT DARTMOUTH | Comments

The immune system recognizes and usually eliminates small tumors, but other tumors become clinical problems and are known to block the antitumor tendencies with a natural system for immunosuppression. Recently, scientists have worked to learn how to reverse this tumor-mediated immunosuppression. 

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Blood Test Can Predict Future Breast Cancer

April 15, 2015 10:10 am | by FACULTY OF SCIENCE - UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN | Comments

He stressed the method has been tested and validated only for a single population (cohort) and needs to be validated more widely before it can be used practically.

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