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One-Year TAVR Outcomes Available

March 11, 2015 12:46 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

David R. Holmes Jr., M.D., of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues examined 1-year outcomes for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients who had 30-day outcomes previously reported. 

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Ensuring Respect and Dignity in the ICU

March 11, 2015 12:40 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Identifying loss of dignity and lack of respectful treatment as preventable harms in health care, researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken on the ambitious task of defining and ensuring respectful care in the high-stakes environment of the intensive care unit.

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Injured Kidneys Can Be Used for Transplants

March 11, 2015 12:36 pm | by Yale University | Comments

Kidneys from deceased donors that have acute injuries are frequently discarded instead of being used for transplant. However, a Yale-led study finds that such kidneys may be more viable than previously thought, and should be considered to meet the growing demand for organ transplants.

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Injectable Polymer Could Keep Soldiers, Trauma Patients From Bleeding to Death

March 11, 2015 12:33 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

University of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that strengthens blood clots, called PolySTAT. Administered in a simple shot, the polymer finds any unseen or internal injuries and starts working immediately.

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Surgery Not Preferable for Broken Shoulders

March 10, 2015 1:26 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

Among patients with a displaced fracture in the upper arm near the shoulder (proximal humeral), there was no significant difference between surgical treatment and nonsurgical treatment in patient-reported outcomes over two years following the fracture.

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Michigan Men Receive Heart, Lungs from Same Donor

March 10, 2015 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A bond between two longtime family friends has deepened after the Michigan men received organs from the same donor.

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MyRounding and AORN Announce Partnership

March 10, 2015 1:13 pm | by AORN | Comments

myAORNguidelines is a new product that will enable operating room managers and administrators to analyze and sustain compliance with AORN's evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.

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SF Surgeons Complete Surgeries in Kidney Transplant Chain

March 9, 2015 1:10 pm | by Kristin J. Bender, The Associated Press | Comments

Surgeons at a San Francisco hospital have completed all the operations in an organ donation chain that gave six patients new kidneys.

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Have a Sense of Purpose in Life? It May Protect Your Heart

March 9, 2015 12:55 pm | by The Mount Sinai Hospital | Comments

Having a high sense of purpose in life may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt and presented on March 6 at the American Heart Association's EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore.

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Minimally Invasive Device Meets Gold Standard

March 9, 2015 12:50 pm | by Ceterix Orthopaedics | Comments

Ceterix Orthopaedics today announced publication of positive findings from two biomechanical studies of the company’s proprietary NovoStitch suture passer for meniscus repair in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.

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Space Shuttle Tech to Assist Child Surgery

March 9, 2015 12:43 pm | by Canadian Space Agency | Comments

KidsArm, a descendant of Canadarm, the robot arm used on the Space Shuttle, is the first image-guided robotic surgical arm in the world, specifically designed for surgery for children.

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Favorable Long-term Effects of Adolescent Obesity Surgery

March 6, 2015 1:14 pm | by The Endocrine Society | Comments

The skeletons of obese adolescents are usually more dense than those of normal weight teens, but after gastric bypass surgery, most return to normal density within two years, a new study finds.

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Nurse Education at AORN Conference and Expo

March 6, 2015 1:04 pm | by Cardinal Health | Comments

Cardinal Health will highlight ongoing education and training at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo in Denver March 8 – 10.

Interstate Nursing Licensure Moves Telemedecine Forward in Montana

March 6, 2015 12:58 pm | by National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) | Comments

Montana is the 25th state to join Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to practice across state borders - enabling stronger telemedicine opportunities.

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Gut Bacteria May Decrease Weight Loss from Bariatric Surgery

March 6, 2015 12:46 pm | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Comments

The presence of a specific methane gas-producing organism in the gastrointestinal tract may account for a decrease in optimal weight loss, according to new research by Ruchi Mathur, MD.

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