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Study: Low Hand Hygiene Compliance During Anesthesia Administration

July 1, 2014 9:01 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | Comments

Anesthesia providers are missing opportunities to clean their hands during surgical procedures, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology...

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App Could Reduce Tommy John Surgeries By 60 Percent

June 30, 2014 10:54 am | by Abracadabra Health LLC | Comments

Throw Like a Pro, an application that helps baseball players reduce the likelihood of throwing injuries, is available for download on the App Store. The app provides knowledge of Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk, two of the world’s foremost experts on overuse injuries in baseball...

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Even Greater Potential For Stem Cells

June 30, 2014 10:43 am | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | Comments

With the plethora of research and published studies on stem cells over the last decade, many would say that the definition of stem cells is well established and commonly agreed upon...                          

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Edwards Receives FDA Clearance For Advanced Noninvasive Monitoring System

June 30, 2014 10:37 am | by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the ClearSight system...         

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Half of German Hospitals Unable To Invest In New Treatments, Equipment

June 30, 2014 10:24 am | by Accenture | Comments

Due to increasing financial challenges, one-in-two German hospitals were unable to make investments in new initiatives during 2012, according to new research released at the 2014 Capital Congress in Berlin...             

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It May Take Guts To Cure Diabetes

June 30, 2014 10:16 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | Comments

By switching off a single gene, scientists at Columbia University's Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center have converted human gastrointestinal cells into insulin-producing cells, demonstrating in principle that a drug could retrain cells inside a person's GI tract to produce insulin...

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One-Third Of Knee Replacements Classified As Inappropriate

June 30, 2014 10:07 am | by Wiley | Comments

The study, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), highlights the need for consensus on patient selection criteria among U.S. medical professionals treating those with the potential need of knee replacement surgery...

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Variants Found That Increase Pain After Childhood Surgery

June 30, 2014 9:26 am | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Comments

In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child's need for pain-control drugs. The findings suggest that at some point physicians may calibrate pain-medication dosages according to a child's individual genetic makeup...

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New Protocol Could Extend Preservation Of Donor Livers

June 30, 2014 9:14 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | Comments

A system developed by investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Engineering in Medicine allowed successful transplantation of rat livers after preservation for as long as four days, more than tripling the length of time organs currently can be preserved...

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ER Patient Attempts To Smuggle Medical Supplies

June 27, 2014 11:12 am | Comments

A 60-year-old man treated in the emergency room is suspected of trying to walk out with bed sheets, latex gloves, a bloody syringe, oxygen tubing, towels, washcloths, medical wrap, pulse oximeters, alcohol wipes and 15 packages of lubricant. He was confronted by hospital security before the police were called.

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New Pain Relief Drug Could Reduce Consumption, Costs & Recovery Times

June 27, 2014 11:03 am | Comments

Pacira Pharmaceuticals recently announced results designed to compare post-surgical narcotic use and outcomes associated with EXPAREL (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) as the foundation of a multi-modal analgesic regimen, versus a standard opioid-based pain management regimen.

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Increased Nearsightedness Linked To Higher Education Levels And More Years Spent In School

June 26, 2014 10:32 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | Comments

German researchers have found strong evidence that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia...         

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Revisions Needed To Safeguard IVs Against Bloodstream Infections

June 26, 2014 9:41 am | by American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) | Comments

Current guidelines to help prevent bloodstream infections during intravenous feeding may need revisions to strengthen protections for patients, a new study finds. Researchers at the United Kingdom's University of Southampton found that current guidelines do not account for other independent factors that can affect the growth of potentially deadly microorganisms...

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Doctors Overlook Positive Impacts Of Healthy Building Design, Construction, And Maintenance

June 26, 2014 9:36 am | by McGraw Hill Construction | Comments

The critical connection between a healthy building environment and patient health is often missed by the one group of professionals who may matter most - physicians, according to a new SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and United Technologies...

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Continued Use Of Low-Dose Aspirin May Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

June 26, 2014 9:12 am | by American Association for Cancer Research | Comments

The longer a person took low-dose aspirin, the lower his or her risk for developing pancreatic cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research...

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