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Quadruple Amputee Undergoes Hand Transplant Surgery

January 24, 2013 12:30 pm | Comments

Four months after the dramatic surgery, a young woman can pick up small objects. Nine months post-op she is flexing her wrists and fingers, sensing hot and cold, but the use of steriods to help prevent rejection has resulted in a 40-lb. weight gain.

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Monitor Shows When Patients Wake Up During Surgery

January 24, 2013 12:15 pm | Comments

The new device helps surgeons understand a condition termed "anesthesia awareness", where patients wake up during surgery but are unable to communicate this to surgeons and OR nurses.

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Mobile Devices 'On Call' In Hospitals

January 17, 2013 11:46 am | by New York Times | Comments

At hospitals around the country, mobile devices, including smartphones and tablet computers, are becoming critical to efficient and precise patient care.

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Armless Baby Receives Prosthetic Limbs

January 17, 2013 11:36 am | by ABC News | Comments

Doctors can't explain why a 9-month-old baby named Jameson was born without arms. However, they have given him a chance to live a relatively normal life by developing prosthetic arms. His new arms help with hand-eye coordination, distance, and vision depth.

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New Acid Reflux Procedure Involves Magnets

January 17, 2013 11:09 am | by YouTube | Comments

A breakthrough surgery for acid reflux is only being done by one doctor at one medical facility in the United States. The procedure involves using magnets to help cure a health issue that affects one in four Americans.

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Hospital Uses Robots To 'Zap' Superbugs

January 17, 2013 10:56 am | by NBC News | Comments

Robots are hard at work killing superbugs at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. When a patient infected with one of these types of superbugs leaves the hospital, the robots are brought into his or her room to disinfect it.

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New Device May Repair Damaged Hearts

January 17, 2013 10:37 am | by NBC News | Comments

A Cleveland hospital is testing out a new experimental device that stimulates a nerve and can possibly improve heart function. So it not only keeps the patient's heart beating, it actually accomplishes more than a typical pacemaker.

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Why Mistakes Are Happening In The OR

January 9, 2013 3:49 pm | by ABC News | Comments

Here is a major alert from doctors at one of America's leading medical schools. A recent report from Johns Hopkins University says more than 4,000 times a year, surgeons are making mistakes in the operating room that should never happen and can be stopped. Here is a breakdown of the recent news.

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Surgical Management Of Craniopharyngioma With Third Ventricle Involvement

January 9, 2013 2:52 pm | by YouTube | Comments

Herein we present the case of a 68-year-old female patient with a 3-month history of visual deterioration accompanied by worsening headaches. Investigation with magnetic resonance imaging revealed a heterogeneous mass in the suprasellar region, extending into the third ventricle and displacing the pituitary gland and stalk inferiorly.

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Weight Loss Pump Reduces Calories Absorbed By Body

January 9, 2013 1:48 pm | by ABC News | Comments

The AspireAssist stomach pump pulls food out of the user's belly before the body can fully digest it. It is inserted into the patient's stomach through a minimally-invasive endoscopic procedure.

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Quadruple Amputee Undergoes Hand Transplant Surgery

January 9, 2013 11:56 am | by ABC News | Comments

After losing her hands and feet to an infection, a young woman by the name of Lindsay Ess learns how to adapt and move forward with her life following a difficult hand transplant surgery.

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Why Do Cancer Death Rates Continue To Drop?

January 9, 2013 11:48 am | by NBC News | Comments

A report from the nation's leading cancer organizations shows rates of death in the United States from all cancers for men and women continued to decline between 2000 and 2009. However, doctors say we're not taking advantage of all the ways to detect cancers at an early stage when they can be the most curable.

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Why Patients Lie To Their Doctors

January 2, 2013 4:21 pm | by NBC News | Comments

A survey shows more than half of Americans aren't totally truthful with their doctors, and physicians say even white lies may have consequences. Why does this continue to happen?

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Surgery May Not Be Best Weight Loss Fix

January 2, 2013 4:14 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

A London hospital is launching a trial of a new obesity service, which doesn't involve surgery or electronic fat busting treatments. It argues too many people are enduring the traumas of bariatric surgery simply to find it underwhelming.

Discussing The Development Of A Cardiothoracic Surgery Simulator

January 2, 2013 4:03 pm | by TED | Comments

Dr. Paul Shridath Ramphal discusses development of tissue-based simulation technologies for use as training aids for surgical residents. He is especially focused on modifying the technology necessary to conduct cardiothoracic surgical procedures to suit local pathology and economic conditions and is particularly interested in discovering ways to reduce the costs associated with cardiothoracic procedures.

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