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Philips Discusses Hybrid OR Innovations

September 29, 2014 10:28 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Comments

In the September-October print issue of Surgical Products, our cover story focused on technology and patient care solutions driving Hybrid OR integration. Continuing this week, SP is running standalone Q&As from interviews related to our cover story. Today we feature Susan Anderson, Sr. Field Marketing Manager, Philips iXR - Hybrid OR.

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Mechanized System Could Improve Nerve-Damaged Hands

September 26, 2014 12:17 pm | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ever created that could improve the transmission of mechanical forces and movement while implanted inside the body ...

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Study: Gastric Bypass Better Overall Than Banding Surgery

September 26, 2014 12:02 pm | Comments

Gastric bypass surgery has better outcomes than gastric banding for long-term weight loss, controlling type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and lowering cholesterol levels, according to a new review by UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeons of nearly 30 long-term studies comparing the two types of bariatric procedures ...

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Toshiba's Sloop Looks at Hybrid OR Integration

September 26, 2014 11:03 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Comments

In the September-October print issue of Surgical Products, our cover story focused on technology and patient care solutions driving Hybrid OR integration. This week, SP is running standalone Q&As from interviews related to our cover story. Today we feature David Sloop, director, XRVL Business Unit, Toshiba America Medical Systems. Here are Sloop's responses:

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Mississippi Named 'Best State to Practice' for Second Straight Year

September 26, 2014 10:27 am | Comments

For the second straight year, the Magnolia State is tops when it comes to a physician-friendly locale to practice medicine. Each year, Physicians Practice compiles its list of the "Best States to Practice," based on several analytics including cost of living, disciplinary actions taken against physicians, tax burden per capita, and physician density ...

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Brothers Behind Lap-Band Surgery Sued

September 26, 2014 10:05 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

According to the Associated Press, UnitedHealth Group Inc. has sued two brothers who ran a company that promoted Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, accusing the pair of defrauding the insurer of more than $40 million through a complex billing scheme.

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Treatment Studied To Help Patients ‘Burned To The Bone’

September 25, 2014 12:26 pm | Comments

According to a University of Michigan report released Thursday, an anti-inflammatory treatment, studied in the labs of regenerative medicine specialists and trauma surgeons, may prevent what’s become one of the war-defining injuries for today’s troops.

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NDS Talks Hybrid OR Integration

September 25, 2014 11:45 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Comments

In the September-October print issue of Surgical Products, our cover story focused on technology and patient care solutions driving Hybrid OR integration. This week, SP will run standalone Q&As from interviews related to our cover story. Today we feature Jonah Post, Senior Product Manager, NDS Surgical Imaging. Here are Post's responses:

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Report: Projected $5.7 Billion Drop In Uncompensated Care Costs Due to Affordable Care Act

September 25, 2014 11:09 am | Comments

A report released Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services projects that hospitals will save $5.7 billion this year in uncompensated care costs because of the Affordable Care Act, with states that have expanded Medicaid seeing about 74 percent of the total savings nationally compared to states that have not expanded Medicaid ...

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Clues To How People Bounce Back From Surgery

September 25, 2014 10:31 am | by Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press Medical Writer | Comments

One of the big frustrations of surgery: There's little way to know if you'll be a fast or slow healer, someone who feels back to normal in a week or is out of work for a month with lingering pain and fatigue. Stanford University researchers have discovered that right after surgery, patients' blood harbors clues about how fast they'll bounce back — and it has to do with the activity of certain immune cells that play a key role in healing.

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Study: Pain Keeps Surgery Patients Awake, Extends Stay

September 25, 2014 10:05 am | Comments

Pain can make it difficult for some patients to get a good night's rest while recovering in the hospital following certain surgical procedures, often resulting in longer hospital stays, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

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Black Diamond Video Is First To Market With Pre-Op Serenity

September 24, 2014 12:14 pm | Comments

Black Diamond Video (BDV) on Wednesday announced  the release of Pre-Op Serenity™, an integrated solution that promotes surgical patient relaxation through calming audio and video. Black Diamond Video’s Pre-Op Serenity is a new feature of the company’s Integrated Digital Surgical Suite (IDSS), an all-digital video routing and display solution for operating rooms.

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Many Elite College Athletes Return To Play After ACL Surgery

September 24, 2014 11:41 am | Comments

The majority of athletes included in a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine were able to return to play after having surgery to repair an ACL. The study also found that athletes who had ACL surgery when they were in high school or younger were much more likely to suffer repeat ACL reinjuries than athletes who experienced their first ACL injury during collegiate play ...

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Study: Gallbladder Surgery Can Wait

September 24, 2014 10:19 am | Comments

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a minimally invasive procedure to remove the gallbladder, is one of the most common abdominal surgeries in the U.S. Yet medical centers around the country vary in their approaches to the procedure with some moving patients quickly into surgery while others wait ...

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New Research Suggests Sleep Apnea Screening Before Surgery

September 24, 2014 9:54 am | Comments

According to a first-of-its-kind study in the October issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), patients with OSA who are diagnosed and treated for the condition prior to surgery are less likely to develop serious cardiovascular complications such as cardiac arrest or shock ...

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