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Robotic Surgery: More Complications, Higher Expense For Some Conditions

October 8, 2014 11:30 am | Comments

For benign gynecologic conditions, robot-assisted surgery involves more complications during surgery and may be significantly more expensive than conventional laparoscopic surgery, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The results were published online today in Obstetrics & Gynecology ...

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ACS Releases New Edition of Resources for Optimal Care

October 8, 2014 10:46 am | Comments

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) announced on Monday the release of its 2014 edition of the Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient.  Now in its sixth edition, the COT’s Resources document provides the guidelines used by the ACS Verification/Consultation Program to evaluate trauma centers ...

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Siemen's Kulkarni Looks at Future of Hybrid ORs

October 8, 2014 10:22 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Comments

In the September-October print issue of Surgical Products, our cover story focused on technology and patient care solutions driving Hybrid OR integration. Continuing this week, SP is running standalone Q&As from interviews related to our cover story. Today we feature Sudhir Kulkarni, segment director of hybrid OR, Siemens Healthcare ...

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Study: New Device Can Slow, Reverse Heart Failure

October 7, 2014 1:27 pm | Comments

A new, implantable device to control heart failure is showing promising results in the first trial to determine safety and effectiveness in patients, according to lead researcher Dr. William Abraham of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Results of the study are published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology Heart Failure ... 

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Patients Report Waking During Surgery But Unable To Tell Doctors

October 7, 2014 1:15 pm | by Clare Wilson, The Washington Post | Comments

If you’re facing surgery, this may well be your worst nightmare: waking up while under the knife without medical staff realizing. The biggest-ever study of this phenomenon is shedding light on what such an experience feels like and is causing debate about how best to prevent it ...

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Older Workers Turning To Plastic Surgery To Enhance Image

October 7, 2014 1:00 pm | by Alix Pianin, The Fiscal Times | Comments

With a growing number of baby boomers postponing retirement, venturing back into the job market, or striving to retain their standing at work, more and more seniors are turning to cosmetic enhancements to gain a competitive edge in the workforce ...

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New Technologies Could Replace Stitches For Wound Closure

October 7, 2014 12:37 pm | Comments

The increasing reliability and versatility of adhesive approaches, and the growing need for better alternatives to surgical suturing and stapling, are ushering in a new era of wound repair devices that could one day replace stitches, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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Black Diamond Video Talks Hybrid OR

October 7, 2014 10:57 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Comments

In the September-October print issue of Surgical Products, our cover story focused on technology and patient care solutions driving Hybrid OR integration. Continuing this week, SP is running standalone Q&As from interviews related to our cover story. Today we feature Devon Bream, MPH, FACHE, Vice President, Global Medical Sales and Marketing.

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Camera That Takes Shots of Entire Body Could Help Doctors Spot Cancer Early

October 6, 2014 11:57 am | Comments

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer type in the United States, and it's also the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. If caught early enough though, it is almost always curable. Now a camera, capable of taking snapshots of the entire human body and rendering high-resolution images of a patient’s skin may help doctors spot cancer early and save lives ...

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Link Between Breast Implants And Cancer Under Investigation

October 6, 2014 11:39 am | Comments

An international research group including Viennese pathologist Lukas Kenner has reviewed cases of possible association between breast implants and a form of lymphoma that may develop tumors at a later stage. The researchers conclude that breast implants can cause a new subtype of the rare yet malignant lymphoma known as ALCL ...

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Tumors Might Grow Faster at Night

October 6, 2014 11:21 am | Comments

In a surprise finding that was recently published in Nature Communications, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers showed that nighttime is the right time for cancer to grow and spread in the body. Their findings suggest that administering certain treatments in time with the body’s day-night cycle could boost their efficiency ...

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A New Way To Extract Bone-Making Cells From Fat Tissue

October 6, 2014 11:01 am | Comments

Within our fat lives a variety of cells with the potential to become bone, cartilage, or more fat if properly prompted. This makes adipose tissue, in theory, a readily available reservoir for regenerative therapies such as bone healing if doctors can get enough of those cells and compel them to produce bone ...

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AORN Recommends 3 Strategies to Strengthen Fire Safety Planning in the OR

October 6, 2014 10:25 am | Comments

October 5 begins Fire Prevention Week. For most ORs across the country, this is the time of year for fire safety drills and education—excellent steps toward preventing surgical fires. Yet, 550–650 surgical fires still occur annually in procedural environments where the three elements of the fire triangle come together ...

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BD to Acquire CareFusion for $12.2 Billion

October 6, 2014 10:04 am | Comments

BD and CareFusion announced Sunday a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire CareFusion for $58 per share in cash and stock, or a total of $12.2 billion, to create a global leader in medication management and patient safety solutions.  The agreement has been unanimously approved by the boards of both companies. 

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5 Ways To Contain Ebola In The U.S.

October 3, 2014 10:37 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP | Comments

Here are the top five things the Center for Disease Control is doing to help prevent the spread of the ebola virus. Texas health officials have confined four people to their home, under guard, after they had close contact with an Ebola patient in Dallas.

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