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Bloodstream Infections Reduced Through Better Central Line Care At Three Hospitals

June 5, 2014 10:27 am | by APIC | Comments

Whether through the use of alcohol-containing caps or basic cleaning of the injection port of the central line, infection preventionists at three hospitals are finding successful ways to stop germs from entering central line catheters and causing bloodstream infections in patients...

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Increase In Number Of Total Knee Replacement Surgeries, Especially In Younger Adults, Linked To Obesity

June 5, 2014 9:47 am | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | Comments

"We observed that growth of knee replacement volumes was far outpacing that of hip replacements and were curious as to the origins of this trend," said lead study author Peter B. Derman, MD, MBA, an orthopaedic surgery resident at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, N.Y...

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New Diagnostic Imaging Techniques Deemed Safe In Simulations

June 5, 2014 9:26 am | by Duke University Medical Center | Comments

Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood. Using computer simulations, imaging the liver and breast with gamma or neutron radiation was found to be safe, delivering levels of radiation on par with conventional medical imaging, according to researchers at Duke Medicine...

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2014 Decontaminator Of The Year Award And The Robert Hilbodt Award

June 4, 2014 4:42 pm | by Healthmark Industries | Comments

At the recent Michigan Society of Hospital Central Service Personnel (MSHCSP) Conference held in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Healthmark announced that Mary Velasco is the winner of the IAHCSMM’s 2014 Anne Cofiell Decontaminator of the Year Award...

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NOT ALL GERMS ARE CREATED EQUAL: New Documentary Sounds The Alarm On Superbugs

June 4, 2014 4:31 pm | by Uji Films | Comments

Strep throat as a life-threatening illness? No more surgeries due to high risk of infections? As the 86th anniversary of the discovery of penicillin approaches, a new film explores how antibiotics, medicine's miracle drug, may soon be rendered useless and presents solutions to averting the antibiotic-resistance "cliff..."

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Study Shows Pituitary Tumor Removal Improved By iMRI And Endoscopy Together

June 4, 2014 11:09 am | by IMRIS Inc. | Comments

MRIS Inc. today announced that a published retrospective study indicates that use of VISIUS intraoperative MRI (iMRI) combined with endoscopy for transsphenoidal surgery (surgical access through the nose) increases the amount of pituitary (adenoma) tumor removal compared to conventional microscopy without iMRI. The amount of tumor removal using iMRI was also associated with longer patient survival...

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Understanding Mussels' Stickiness Could Lead To Better Surgical And Underwater Glues

June 4, 2014 11:00 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Mussels might be a welcome addition to a hearty seafood stew, but their notorious ability to attach themselves to ships' hulls, as well as to piers and moorings, makes them an unwelcome sight and smell for boaters and swimmers. Now, researchers report in ACS' journal Langmuir a clearer understanding of how mussels stick to surfaces, which could lead to new classes of adhesives that will work underwater and even inside the body...

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How Long Is Too Long To Wait For Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery?

June 4, 2014 7:12 am | by Canadian Journal of Cardiology | Comments

Modest delays in treatment have substantial impact on effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis, say researchers in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology...            

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Implanted Heart Device Linked To Increased Survival

June 4, 2014 7:03 am | by Duke University Medical Center | Comments

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are associated with improved survival among heart failure patients whose left ventricles only pump 30 to 35 percent of blood out of the heart with each contraction, according to a study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute...

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Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs May Reduce Deaths

June 4, 2014 6:46 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

Community opioid overdose prevention programs (OOPPs)—including the use of naloxone for rapid drug reversal—can improve bystander responses to overdose of heroin and related drugs, according to a review in the June Journal of Addiction Medicine...

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Adopting New Definition Of Kidney Disease For Clinical Trials Could Accelerate Development Of New Treatments

June 4, 2014 6:42 am | by Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health | Comments

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that new therapies for kidney disease could be developed more quickly by revising the definition of kidney disease progression used during clinical trials. If adopted, the new definition could shorten the length of some clinical trials and also potentially encourage more clinical trials in kidney disease...

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Connecticut Hospital Ordered to Pay $12M After Surgeon Punctured Woman's Colon

June 3, 2014 11:20 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Comments

A Connecticut woman was awarded $12 million by a Danbury Superior Court jury in a medical malpractice case late last week. The woman said a surgeon punctured her colon, resulting in permanent injuries, during a routine hernia operation...    

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Surgeons Gather To Learn New MIS Procedure For Treatment Of Rectal Cancer

June 3, 2014 10:33 am | by NovaTract Surgical, Inc. | Comments

Twelve advanced minimally invasive colorectal surgeons, experts who treat rectal cancer, convened to participate in the first Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) training course in the United States this past weekend to learn how to safely incorporate this novel technical approach into their practice...

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Reduced Neurosurgical Resident Hours: No Significant Positive Effect On Patient Outcomes

June 3, 2014 10:19 am | by Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group | Comments

Focusing on the specialty of neurosurgery, researchers found no significant positive changes in patient outcomes after neurosurgical resident duty hours were reduced...                    

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Study: Screening Has Prevented Half A Million Colorectal Cancers

June 3, 2014 10:14 am | by Cancer | Comments

An estimated half a million cancers were prevented by colorectal cancer screening in the United States from 1976 to 2009, report researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale Cancer Center...

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