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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.

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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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Botox Could Improve Smiles in Children with Facial Paralysis

March 5, 2015 1:05 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

Injecting Botox appears to be a safe procedure to improve smiles by restoring lip symmetry in children with facial paralysis.

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Fate of Obama Health Law Subsidies Rests with Two Justices

March 5, 2015 12:59 pm | by Mark Sherman, The Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote.

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Superbug Infections Hit Another Los Angeles Hospital

March 5, 2015 12:55 pm | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | Comments

A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant superbug linked to a type of widely used medical scope.

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6 Patients, 6 Donors Prepare for Rare Kidney Swap Chain

March 5, 2015 12:51 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.

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New Approaches Improve Buttock Augmentation and Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgeries

March 4, 2015 1:03 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

A closer look at improvements to two of the fastest-growing plastic surgery procedures: gluteoplasty or butt augmentation, and labiaplasty to address cosmetic and functional concerns with the vagina.

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Obesity is Associated with Brain's Neurotransmitters

March 4, 2015 12:59 pm | by Aalto University | Comments

Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain.

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Questioning Sedative Use During General Anesthesia

March 4, 2015 12:38 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

A randomized trial suggests that the use of sedatives did not improve patient experiences the day after surgery, and could be associated with the need for a breathing tube to be left in for longer periods of time, as well as slower rates of cognitive recovery.

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Honoring a Pioneer in Fetal Surgery

March 3, 2015 1:08 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Comments

Gross Prize from the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Recognizes N. Scott Adzick, M.D. as a World Leader in Fetal Surgery.

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Less Invasive Procedure Aids Infants with Head Shape Abnormalities

March 3, 2015 12:58 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

A new approach means more than three-fourths of infants with skull flattening related to sleep position can achieve a normal head shape without the need for helmet therapy.

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Application of Magnetic Force Enhances Laparoscopic Surgery

March 3, 2015 12:52 pm | by Vanderbilt University | Comments

Pietro Valdastri is convinced that the clever application of magnetic force can make minimally invasive surgery easier and more effective.

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