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Mechanized System Could Improve Nerve-Damaged Hands
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Mississippi Named 'Best State to Practice' for Second Straight Year
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Study: Gastric Bypass Better Overall Than Banding Surgery

The Next Level in Regenerative Medicine

ACell

ACell offers the next generation of regenerative medicine through the development and commercialization of unique extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds that facilitate the body’s ability to remodel. ACell’s patented ECM devices, trademarked as MatriStem®, provide safe, effective, and therapeutic outcomes to the wound care and surgical communities.

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Toshiba's Sloop Looks at Hybrid OR Integration

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In the September-October print issue of Surgical Products, our cover story focused on technology and patient care solutions driving Hybrid OR integration. This week, SP is running standalone Q&As from interviews related to our cover story. Today we feature David Sloop, director, XRVL Business Unit, Toshiba America Medical Systems. Here are Sloop's responses:


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Brothers Behind Lap-Band Surgery Sued

According to the Associated Press, UnitedHealth Group Inc. has sued two brothers who ran a company that promoted Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, accusing the pair of defrauding the insurer of more than $40 million through a complex billing scheme.


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Mechanized System Could Improve Nerve-Damaged Hands

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ever created that could improve the transmission of mechanical forces and movement while implanted inside the body ...


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How to Streamline Your Patient Warming With a Point-of-care Process

Enthermics

Learn how safe, effective IV fluid warming can improve:
• Patient comfort and satisfaction
• Patient outcomes and reduce re-admits that directly impact hospital reimbursements
• Regulatory compliance
• Process efficiencies for staff


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DePuy Synthes Launches Angle Locking System

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DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson have launched two new variable angle plating systems featuring its proprietary variable angle locking technology. With this technology, surgeons can adapt screw trajectory to match patient anatomy and fracture pattern and angulate screws towards specific fragments of bone.


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Mississippi Named 'Best State to Practice' for Second Straight Year

For the second straight year, the Magnolia State is tops when it comes to a physician-friendly locale to practice medicine. Each year, Physicians Practice compiles its list of the "Best States to Practice," based on several analytics including cost of living, disciplinary actions taken against physicians, tax burden per capita, and physician density ...


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Study: Gastric Bypass Better Overall Than Banding Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery has better outcomes than gastric banding for long-term weight loss, controlling type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and lowering cholesterol levels, according to a new review by UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeons of nearly 30 long-term studies comparing the two types of bariatric procedures ...


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