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Programs Aim to Standardize Surgical Care for Children
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Cardiac Surgery: Medication Shows Mixed Results in Reducing Complications
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SP Interview: Cohera Medical Introduces TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive
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Non-Physical Worries Before Cancer Surgery Raise Patients’ Complication Risk
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Cardiac Care: Exciting New Procedures For Babies

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SSIs May Occur Less After Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Minimally invasive surgery is associated with fewer surgical-site infections than is open surgery, according to a new observational study of tens of thousands of patients, reported Rueters Health on Tuesday. "Physicians should consider the adoption of minimally invasive approaches in order to reduce the risk of surgical site infections," said lead author Dr. Giorgio Gandaglia.


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A Challenging Environment Driving the Industry’s Priority Objectives

Surgical Products is the No. 1 requested brand for all of the major buying influences surrounding the OR, including Surgeons, Nurses and OR Managers, Supervisors of Infection Control, Central Services, Emergency Department and ICU, Administrators, Purchasing Directors, and Materials Managers.


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Programs Aim to Standardize Surgical Care for Children

For parents, the prospect of a child's surgery can be frightening, with little information on how to pick the best hospital or understand complex procedures. To help, surgeons have developed a new classification system for pediatric surgical centers according to the level of care they provide, similar to the one that classifies trauma centers, reported the Wall Street Journal on Monday.


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Cardiac Surgery: Medication Shows Mixed Results in Reducing Complications

Administration of colchicine, a plant-based medication commonly used to treat gout, before and after cardiac surgery showed mixed results in reducing potential complications from this type of surgery, but it did increase the risk of gastrointestinal adverse effects, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.


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

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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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SP Interview: Cohera Medical Introduces TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive

In a recent interview with Surgical Products, Cohera Medical President and CEO Patrick Daly and Peter Rubin, MD, Chair of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, gave their thoughts on why TissuGlu could be an exciting breakthrough for patients recovering from large-flag procedures.


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Non-Physical Worries Before Cancer Surgery Raise Patients’ Complication Risk

How well patients recover from cancer surgery may be influenced by more than their medical conditions and the operations themselves. Family conflicts and other non-medical problems may raise their risk of surgical complications, a Mayo Clinic study has found.


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Cardiac Care: Exciting New Procedures For Babies

Heart surgery on babies who are still in the womb, 3D plastic models of actual babies’ hearts that allow surgeons to plan their surgery, and biodegradable heart stents are among the major developments on the way for pediatric cardiology patients. While they might sound like something from a science-fiction movie, all these developments will be discussed during a congenital cardiac study day Thursday in Ireland, reported the Irish Times.


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