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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.   

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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. 

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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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