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Outcomes Improved with Pain Pumps, Less Opioids

June 1, 2015 10:24 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

Applying nerve blocks provided better pain management without the adverse effects of opioids, a study reported. 

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Focused Treatment Means Better Outcomes

May 22, 2015 9:01 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

Surgeon Dr. Cary Kaufman, FACS, wanted to see if this tool, which could help him better indicate where radiation should be targeted after tumor removal, would be effective. 

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Pre-Surgery Education is Lacking for Patients

May 21, 2015 2:17 pm | by Gallup's Mike Ellrich and Daniela Yu | Comments

When it comes to pre-surgery education for patients, healthcare leaders have their work cut out for them.

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MIS Approach has Proven Success

May 21, 2015 9:41 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

Neurosurgeon Dr. Gustavo Pradilla explains his upfront hesitancy about the minimally invasive system, which turned to enthusiasm once he saw the positive impact it had on patients. 

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Precision, Stability are Goals of Stapler

May 19, 2015 11:26 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

“As a thoracic surgeon, I can’t stress enough that intraoperative control is critical. Injury intraoperatively could lead to serious post-op complications,” an expert said.

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New Dressing Offers Transparent View

May 18, 2015 10:38 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

To learn more about this new I.V. dressing, Surgical Products connected with 3M Critical and Chronic Care Solutions' vice president of global marketing.

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Future of Using 3D Printing in ORs is Defined by Materials

May 15, 2015 9:20 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

What two industry experts said was interesting; it isn’t the printers themselves that are the future - it’s the materials the printers can use  and the applications of  3D printing that will be revolutionary.

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Patient Safety, Infection Control are Stars of YouTube Series

May 14, 2015 9:42 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

"CUSP reinforces the importance of teamwork and just culture, where every member of the team is empowered to speak up if something’s not right and everyone is accountable for keeping patients from harm," an expert said. 

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Funding Available to Healthcare IT Research Projects

May 13, 2015 10:31 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

The Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum is seeking research project proposals, and two to four of them will be awarded funding, which is typically $25,000 to $100,000 per project.

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Report Assesses New Guidance System

May 12, 2015 9:25 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

The SAVI SCOUT Surgical Guidance System is easy to use and does what it should, said one of the pilot study surgeons.

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Allograft Impresses Surgeon Who Shares His Experience

May 8, 2015 9:28 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

 “I was one of the early adopters when it was released to the public, and it’s a technology that’s really changed a lot of our approaches, not only with wound care but also tendon repair,” the surgeon said. 

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Remacle: CO2 Laser Innovation Will Continue

May 5, 2015 10:40 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

While the same concept is the same – using an ideal CO2 wavelength to make incisions – one surgeon said the technology has changed dramatically.

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HAI Reductions: Infection Control Personnel Lead the Way

May 5, 2015 9:57 am | by Sam Neylon, digital reporter | Comments

HAI’s only show up in the news when there is a crisis. Within the last year, the two biggest stories have been the struggle with Ebola, and the recent superbug incidents on the West Coast.

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ACS Promotes Latest Growth Strategy

May 4, 2015 3:55 pm | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Comments

Surgical Products recently sat down with Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director of the Division of Member Services at the American College of Surgeons (ACS), to discuss the organization’s efforts to promote more of its benefits to grow the number of members, particularly amongst those in the beginning stages of their surgical careers.

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Readers Evaluate Green Options

May 4, 2015 3:40 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

The World Health Organization reports, of the total amount of waste generated by healthcare activities each year, about 80 percent is general waste and the other 20 percent is considered hazardous, meaning its infectious, toxic or radioactive.

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