Advertisement
News
Subscribe to Surgical Products Magazine News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Surgical Products Daily

Complication Rate Low in Nose Job Using Patient's Rib Cage

December 1, 2014 11:10 am | Comments

Using a patient's own rib cartilage (autologous) for rhinoplasty appears to be associated with low rates of overall long-term complications and problems at the rib site where the cartilage is removed, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. ... 

TOPICS:

Artificial Pancreas Treatment Shown to Improve Type 1 Diabetes

December 1, 2014 10:53 am | Comments

The world's first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes was conducted in Montréal by researchers at the IRCM and the University of Montreal, led by endocrinologist Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret. ...      

TOPICS:

Minimally Invasive Neck Surgery Has Setbacks

December 1, 2014 10:31 am | Comments

McMaster University researchers have found that current evidence does not support the routine use of minimally invasive surgery to remove herniated disc material pressing on the nerve root or spinal cord in the neck or lower back. ...    

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Supreme Court Rejects Blood Transfusion Case

December 1, 2014 10:07 am | Comments

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from the estate of a Michigan woman who died following a kidney transplant after turning down a blood transfusion because of her religious beliefs.           

TOPICS:

Fasting Before Surgery Falling Out of Flavor

November 26, 2014 12:18 pm | by Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune | Comments

Pushed by a new protocol developed in Europe, the midnight fast before surgery is gradually falling out of favor with American doctors and creating a potential sweet spot for one local company. ...       

TOPICS:

Guidelines Developed for Prevention and Treatment of Postop Delirium in Older Patients

November 26, 2014 11:49 am | Comments

A new guideline is available to help health care providers prevent and treat one of the most common postoperative complications in older patients, delirium, which is an episode of sudden confusion ...        

TOPICS:

Breast Cancer: New Insights Into Spread Could Yield Better Tests, Treatments

November 26, 2014 11:22 am | Comments

A study combining tumor cells from patients with breast cancer with a laboratory model of blood vessel lining provides the most compelling evidence so far that a specific trio of cells is required for the spread of breast cancer ...    

TOPICS:

New Back Surgery Technology Gives Ailing Woman Promising Future

November 26, 2014 10:47 am | by Meghan Yost, WTNH.com | Comments

At the recent weddings of both her son and daughter, Julie Chasse danced the night away. “I actually bent my knees and kind of wiggled,” Chasse recalled. But that almost wasn’t possible. “I’ve had back pain for years, and as the years passed, it started radiating down my left leg and then to my right leg and my sciatica,” Chasse explained ...

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Team Finds Drug Repurposing Signal In E-Health Records

November 25, 2014 11:55 am | Comments

With research and development costs for many drugs reaching well into the billions, pharmaceutical companies want more than ever to determine whether their drugs already at market have any hidden therapeutic benefits that could warrant putting additional indications on the label and increasing production ...

TOPICS:

Superbug In SE Michigan Shows Recent Decline

November 25, 2014 10:58 am | Comments

A new study finds a decrease in an emergent strain of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) that is resistant to last line defense antibiotics. Researchers examined the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) infections in southeastern Michigan, where the majority of these infections have occurred in the U.S.

TOPICS:

Wireless Electronic Implants Stop Staph, Then Dissolve

November 25, 2014 10:37 am | Comments

Researchers at Tufts University, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, have demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that eliminated bacterial infection in mice by delivering heat to infected tissue when triggered by a remote wireless signal ... 

TOPICS:

FDA Strengthens Warning on Device Linked to Cancer

November 25, 2014 10:06 am | Comments

U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients ...       

TOPICS:

Halyard Health SMART-FOLD* Wrap Race Returns

November 24, 2014 11:52 am | Comments

Halyard Health, a global medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery, is out to find the fastest wrapper in the second annual SMART-FOLD* Wrap Race competition, a fun and fast paced competition for Sterile Processing and Central Services (CS) professionals ...

TOPICS:

Adult Survivors of Childhood Eye Cancer Experience Few Setbacks

November 24, 2014 11:45 am | Comments

Adult survivors of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, have few cognitive or social problems decades following their diagnosis and treatment. That's the conclusion of a study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. ...

TOPICS:

Man's Death During Shoulder Surgery Gets New Trial

November 24, 2014 11:32 am | by Paul Srubas, Press-Gazette Media | Comments

The widow of a Green Bay, Wis., man who died while undergoing rotator cuff surgery will get a new trial, an appellate court has ruled, reported the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sunday ...              

TOPICS:

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading