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How Does Prostate Cancer Form?

December 18, 2014 12:16 pm | Comments

Prostate cancer affects more than 23,000 men this year in the US, however the individual genes that initiate prostate cancer formation are poorly understood. ...                 

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New Technology Advances Eye Tracking For Brain Injuries

December 18, 2014 12:03 pm | Comments

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed new technology that can assess the location and impact of a brain injury merely by tracking the eye movements of patients as they watch music videos for less than four minutes, according to a study published online recently in the Journal of Neurosurgery. ...     

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Tailor-Made Cancer Treatments? New Technique Paves the Way

December 18, 2014 11:43 am | Comments

In a development that could lead to a deeper understanding of cancer and better early-stage treatment of the disease, University of Michigan researchers have devised a reliable way to grow a certain type of cancer cells from patients outside the body for study. ...         

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Lottenberg Talks About Successful RSS Prevention

December 18, 2014 11:10 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Comments

Surgical Products recently talked to Dr. Lawrence Lottenberg, MD FACS, University of Florida College of Medicine, about two systems, the RF Assure Detection System and the RF Assure Delivery System, being used across the country to reduce RSS events in the OR. With this breakthough in technology, Lottenberg said the future in RSS prevention "looks bright."...   

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Laparoscopic Surgery For Bladder Cancer Leads to Good Long-Term Control

December 18, 2014 10:10 am | Comments

Long-term survival rates following laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer are comparable to those of open surgery, according to a study published in BJU International. ...                   

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Study: Growing Shortage of Stroke Specialists

December 17, 2014 12:19 pm | Comments

Although stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, there's an increasing shortage of neurologists who specialize in stroke care. ...             

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Intra-Arterial Treatment For Clot Removal Is More Effective At Treating Stroke

December 17, 2014 12:00 pm | Comments

Study results released today in The New England Journal of Medicine gave the world of stroke care more evidence that physicians are winning the battle against this debilitating disease, which affects as many as one in six people. ...       

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Promising Treatment Could Fight Cancer, Other Diseases

December 17, 2014 11:37 am | Comments

Promising treatments known as biologics are on the market and under development for many serious illnesses such as cancer, but some of them come with high risks, even lethal ones. ...           

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Woman Gets New Life With Mind-Controlled Robot Arm

December 17, 2014 11:13 am | Comments

In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot arm with just her thoughts to pick up big and small boxes, a ball, an oddly shaped rock, and fat and skinny tubes. ...   

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Veteran Finally Gets Simple Surgery After Year-Long Wait

December 17, 2014 10:42 am | by Melissa Blasius, KUSA News | Comments

Thomas Amabile had cataract surgery Tuesday after a yearlong ordeal with the Denver VA Hospital, which highlights ongoing lapses in patient scheduling. ...                 

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Operating Tunes: How Music Helps Surgery

December 17, 2014 10:14 am | by Julie Beck, The Atlantic | Comments

The third episode of the hospital comedy Scrubs starts with a tense moment in the operating room between attending surgeon Dr. Wen and his intern Dr. Turk. ...                

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Mayo Clinic: High-Definition Scopes Accurately Assess Polyps

December 16, 2014 12:11 pm | Comments

It may not be necessary for experienced gastroenterologists to send polyps they remove from a patient's colon to a pathologist for examination, according to a large study conducted by physician researchers at the Jacksonville campus of Mayo Clinic. ...      

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Top Blood Transfusion Complication More Common Than Previously Reported

December 16, 2014 11:43 am | Comments

Two studies published in the January issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), shed new light on the prevalence of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO), the number one and two leading causes of blood transfusion-related deaths in the United States. ...

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Popularity Of Outpatient Surgery Centers Leads To Questions About Safety

December 16, 2014 10:45 am | by Kaiser Health News | Comments

Wendy Salo was alarmed when she learned where her doctor had scheduled her gynecologic operation: at an outpatient surgery center. “My first thought was ‘Am I not important enough to go to a real hospital?’ ” recalled Salo, 48, a supermarket department manager who said she felt “very trepidatious” about having her ovaries removed outside a hospital. ...   

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Insurers Ease 'Obamacare' Deadline to Pay Premiums

December 16, 2014 10:06 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January. ...        

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