Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, today announces data from two independent clinical evaluations that indicate favorable results in preventing surgical site infections when using the PICO Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (PICO) post-operatively following a Caesarean section.
The cognitive impairment often reported after on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) usually resolves within 8 weeks of the procedure, researchers reported.
Uninsured patients are more likely to progress to kidney failure and die from it than those who are covered by public or private insurance, researchers reported.
Only half of people with arthritis who had a hip or knee replacement reported a significant improvement in pain and mobility after surgery, according to a new study.
The paper describes the treatment of the first 10 patients with this technology. These patients, who had a median age of 55, had tumors which were diagnosed to be inoperable or "high risk" for open surgical resection because of their location close to vital areas in the brain, or difficult to access with conventional surgery.
Use of a vaccine to prevent Staphylococcus aureus infections among patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery did not reduce the rate of serious postoperative S aureus infections compared with placebo and was associated with increased mortality among patients who developed S aureus infections, according to a study.
More than half of outpatient lumbar spine MRI scans weren't appropriate, with a particularly poor record of ordering by family physicians, researchers found.
Adjusted death rates among Medicare patients in so-called critical access hospitals, located in rural areas, rose from 2002 to 2010 whereas mortality in other hospitals declined, researchers said.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says a company that provides health care in northeastern Wisconsin has agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming it submitted false Medicare claims.
Injuries caused by needles and other sharp instruments are a major occupational hazard for surgeons—with high costs related to the risk of contracting serious infectious diseases, according to a recent article.
Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Tuesday it received U.S. clearance for a new artificial lung system that breathes for patients who are undergoing open heart surgery.
Bingham Memorial Hospital today announced it will be the first hospital in the Intermountain West Region to offer the new LINX procedure for patients suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic disease allowing gastric fluid to reflux into the esophagus, with a new device recently approved by the FDA.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who consume a diet identical to the strict regimen followed after bariatric surgery are just as likely to see a reduction in blood glucose levels as those who undergo surgery, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.
Changes in the population of microbial organisms in the gastrointestinal tract may underlie some of the benefits of gastric bypass surgery, reports a team of researchers.
Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, announced today the establishment of the H.E.R.O. (Heal, Educate, Reach, Overcome) Nurse Service Award. With the initial launch taking place at this year’s 60thAnnual Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Congress in San Diego, CA, the award will recognize nurses who have made lasting impressions on their peers, their patients, their profession and their community.