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More Than 600 Factors Contribute to Never Events

June 1, 2015 2:01 pm | by Mayo Clinic | Comments

Mayo Clinic decided to figure out why surgical mistakes are made and unearthed 628 human factors that cause them.


Twitter Users Beat Officials in Announcing Ebola Outbreak

June 1, 2015 12:11 pm | by American Journal of Infection Control | Comments

APIC evaluated more than 42,000 tweets about Ebola, only to find officials weren't the first to alert the public. 


Antibiotics Could Make Patients Prey for HAIs

June 1, 2015 10:44 am | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

Researchers know antibiotics and other infection treatments affect the body's microbiome, but they were curious if this disruption could increase risk for Sepsis.


Revised Treaments Mean Improved Outcomes for Kids with Cancer

June 1, 2015 9:59 am | by Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press | Comments

Making cancer treatments more gentle for kids has resulted in two things: increased survival rate and less long-term complications. 


Software Translates Facial Expressions to Pain Levels

June 1, 2015 9:47 am | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

This technology could help physicians assess pain and lead to better, more timely pain management. 


Bariatric Procedures Spur More Surgery

June 1, 2015 9:42 am | by American Society of Plastic Surgeons | Comments

After bariatric surgery, patients turn to plastic surgeons for help with a new dilemma - excess skin. 


Americans Get More Meds, Yet Feel More Pain

June 1, 2015 9:35 am | by European Society of Anesthesiology | Comments

An international study on how much pain medicine is given to patients and their pain levels found American patients got more medicine, yet felt the most pain. 


Laughing Gas Side-Effects Not Funny to All

June 1, 2015 9:27 am | by European Society of Anesthesiology | Comments

While the side-effects of laughing gas were debated, a report says there's no reason for it to be banned from the operating room. 


Removing More in Partial Mastectomies Could Spare Second Surgery

June 1, 2015 9:18 am | by Yale University | Comments

Nearly 300,000 women have partial mastectomies, but 20-40 percent have to have a second surgery to remove cancer cells found at the edge of where the tumor was removed. 


Teens Benefit from Migraine Surgery

May 29, 2015 3:57 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

While this is an option for youth, it's important to carefully select patients for this procedure, a surgeon said. 


Touch and Feel the Future of Prosthetics

May 29, 2015 3:51 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

While robotic prosthetics have made advancements, researchers say the sensory aspects are lacking for patients. 


Probes Could Replace Biopsies

May 29, 2015 3:44 pm | by University of Houston | Comments

Kidney biopsies can provide good information, but can only be done so many times. This option don't even puncture the organ.


Different Races React Differently to Warfarin

May 29, 2015 10:16 am | by American Society of Hematology | Comments

A study found African Americans and European Americans typically need different dose sizes to achieve similar results.   


Survival Calculator Predicts Surgical Outcomes

May 29, 2015 10:03 am | by Roswell Park Cancer Institute | Comments

The survival calculator, as researchers have started calling it, predicts post-op survival rates for cancer patients. 


Surgery Recognized as Vital Part of Health Coverage

May 29, 2015 9:41 am | by American College of Surgeons | Comments

The World Health Organization unanimously agreed emergency and essential surgery and anesthesia are vital components of health coverage. 



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