Advertisement
News
Subscribe to Surgical Products Magazine News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Surgical Products Daily

Breast Cancer Over-treatment Costs $4B Per Year

April 7, 2015 11:50 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | Comments

The study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs breaks the cost down as follows: $2.8 billion resulting from false-positive mammograms and another $1.2 billion attributed to breast cancer over-diagnosis.

TOPICS:

WebTIPS Helps Make Surgery Less Scary for Children, Parents

April 6, 2015 9:39 am | by UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - IRVINE | Comments

A preliminary evaluation suggests that WebTIPS is effective in reducing anxiety levels on the day of surgery. 

TOPICS:

3-D Designs Advance Neural Tissue Engineering

April 6, 2015 9:33 am | by INSTITUTE OF NEURAL REGENERATION & TISSUE ENGINEERING | Comments

In an article published in the journal Neural Regeneration Research, several new designs for 3D tissue constructs are described for using stem cells grown on nanofiber scaffolding within a supportive hydrogel.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

$1 Test Outperforms PSA Screen for Prostate Cancer

April 6, 2015 9:28 am | by UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA | Comments

It would also reduce the number of unnecessary and invasive biopsies stemming from the less precise PSA test that's now used.

TOPICS:

New Clues Found on Origin of Hirschsprung's Disease

April 6, 2015 9:23 am | by JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE | Comments

The findings add to an increasingly clear picture of how flaws in early nerve development lead to poor colon function, which must often be surgically corrected. 

TOPICS:

Physician Preference Affects Patient Outcomes, Costs

April 2, 2015 9:22 am | by PR Newswire Association LLC | Comments

The study, begun in 2013, integrated the pilot test of the UHC Supply Cost and Quality Tool, a business intelligence tool designed to help health care organizations identify variations in the use of medical devices and their links to costs and patient outcomes.

TOPICS:

Senate has New Deadline to Avoid Doctors' Medicare Cuts

April 2, 2015 9:16 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Technically, the cut was to take effect Wednesday, but the Department of Health and Human Services said it will hold off processing claims at the lower rate until April 15.

TOPICS:

Exercise Could Reduce Hospital Stays, Surgical Complications for Lung Cancer Patients

April 2, 2015 9:12 am | by INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF LUNG CANCER | Comments

Physical activity reduces risk of cancer development in multiple cancer types including lung. 

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Coverage Disparities Persist With Universal Care

April 1, 2015 11:49 am | by UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MEDICAL CENTER | Comments

Because minorities and low-income populations are more likely to be uninsured, health coverage is widely assumed to be the most essential strategy to eliminating disparities in health outcomes.

TOPICS:

A Shared Vision

April 1, 2015 11:39 am | by by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Comments

Telemedicine is a highly discussed, forward-thinking term that has been positioned as everything from a possible solution to rising healthcare costs to an impractical concept that negates the human interaction between physician and patient. 

TOPICS:

States Not Accountable To Companies For Medicaid Funding

April 1, 2015 9:59 am | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | Comments

The ruling is a blow to many doctors, hospitals and health care companies that complain Medicaid reimbursement rates are so low, they often lose money seeing patients participating in the program.

TOPICS:

Acute Injured Kidneys Possibly Good For Transplant

April 1, 2015 9:43 am | by MAYO CLINIC | Comments

The shortage of kidneys needed for organ transplantation in the U.S. can be alleviated in part by using select kidneys with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), resulting in safe and positive outcomes, according to research conducted at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

TOPICS:

Shoulder Surgery May Require More Than Single-shot Nerve Block

March 31, 2015 12:06 pm | by ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL | Comments

The current "gold standard" for pain management is a single shot of freezing such as lidocaine or ropivacaine to reduce pain during and after surgery, which is still performed under general anesthetic. 

TOPICS:

Mexican Double-Transplant Patient Gets Humanitarian Pass

March 31, 2015 11:47 am | by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother said Monday. 

TOPICS:

Robotics Help Chronic Spinal Patients Recover

March 31, 2015 11:44 am | by Kawasaki INnovation Gateway | Comments

At the beginning of the study only three patients were able to walk for six minutes, whereas by the end all could. In addition speed, the distance covered, and the stride length during treadmill training increased and TUG times decreased.

TOPICS:

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading