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Surgeon Gives Patch Stamp of Approval

April 14, 2015 11:14 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

His facility was one of the first two or three given it to try out and see how it worked realistically. “The surgeons who are out there need to once use it, and they will always use it,” he said.

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Biomarker Discovered for Uterine Cancer

April 14, 2015 10:19 am | by UPPSALA UNIVERSITY | Comments

Endometrial cancer of the uterus is the most common form of gynecologic cancer in Europe and North America. The treatment primarily consists of removing the uterus and in some cases offering chemotherapy if the risk of recurrence is deemed high.

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Study Provides Insight Into Public Interest in Medicines Research

April 14, 2015 10:02 am | by UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER | Comments

Increased engagement and involvement of patients in research has been shown to increase study recruitment/retention and improve patient experience, supporting the delivery of better healthcare through the development of new diagnostics, medicines and devices.

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Stem Cells Could Slow, Reverse Age-Related Macular Degeneration

April 14, 2015 9:51 am | by CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER | Comments

Age-related macular degeneration affects upward of 15 million Americans. It occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates. 

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Study: Less Doctors Think EMRs Improve Outcomes, Reduce Errors

April 14, 2015 9:43 am | by Accenture | Comments

However, despite doctors increasing their use of technology over that time, fewer physicians believe that EMR has improved treatment decisions (46 percent in 2015 vs. 62 percent in 2012), reduced medical errors (64 vs. 72 percent) and improved health outcomes for patients (46 vs. 58 percent).

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Cleaner and Greener

April 13, 2015 10:47 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Comments

Instrument sterilization and re-processing not only protects against infection, but can go a long way in helping control operating costs.

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Pain Relievers May Diminish Joy

April 13, 2015 10:44 am | by OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY | Comments

In the study, participants who took acetaminophen reported less strong emotions when they saw both very pleasant and very disturbing photos, when compared to those who took placebos.

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New Precautions Released for Hospital Visitors

April 13, 2015 10:41 am | by SOCIETY FOR HEALTHCARE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF AMERICA | Comments

The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria within the healthcare facility and community.

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Nearly 9 in 10 US Adults Have Health Insurance

April 13, 2015 10:38 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | Comments

Whether the new number from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index turns out to be a high-water mark for President Barack Obama's health care law, or a milestone on the path toward his goal of getting virtually all U.S. residents covered, remains to be seen.

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Racial Disparities Persist Among Trauma Patients

April 13, 2015 10:35 am | by American College of Surgeons | Comments

The dependent care provision of the Affordable Care Act allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health coverage until age 26, but racial disparities in coverage persist for young African-Americans and Hispanics who require trauma care.

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2015 Surgical Expansion Report

April 10, 2015 9:16 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Comments

We asked our readers what types of investments were being made and how these expenditures will impact their surgical capabilities.

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Transfusing Shorter-Storage RBCs Doesn't Benefit Cardiac Surgery Patients

April 10, 2015 8:53 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Cardiac surgery patients often receive multiple RBC units and may be especially vulnerable to end-organ injury because of compromised cardiac output or the pro-inflammatory state following cardiopulmonary bypass. 

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Temperature Management – A Hot Topic

April 9, 2015 10:57 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Comments

Transitioning to the operating room, the individual with the most influence on the temperature controls is the one who has the least amount of input. 

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New Cases of Pediatric Melanoma Trends Downward

April 9, 2015 10:52 am | by ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES | Comments

In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that the incidence of pediatric melanoma in the United States actually has decreased from 2004-2010.

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Assessment Could Predict Survival After Liver Transplant

April 9, 2015 10:48 am | by BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER | Comments

The tools currently used to assess that risk are limited in predicting which patients will need a liver transplant and which will be healthy enough to survive transplantation. 

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