While nearly all of the 398 hospitals in the study use a variety of measures to protect their patients from the bug, 48 percent haven't adopted strict limits on the use of antibiotics and other drugs that can allow Clostridium defficile to flourish.
"One of the most important challenges we face, as neurocritical care and stroke doctors, is to...
In November 2014 the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) issued updated...
This year’s report has been consolidated and tracks performance measures that align with the National Quality Strategy.
Fourteen years into his surgical career, he noticed his hands were suddenly red and itchy.
Developing the science behind the germ-zapping attire is a challenge a few manufactures have taken on, which includes picking the right antimicrobial agent.
The sciences between OR is the focus of the January/ February 2015 Surgical Products issue, with articles on visualization, going green and a brainstorm on smoke evacuation.
Examining short- and long-term complications, quality of life, and overall mortality, researchers found that abdominal surgery carries a higher risk of complications, decreased quality of life, and death.
Adolescent patients who need scoliosis surgery may benefit most from going to a hospital that performs a high volume of the procedures.
Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.
CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced clinical results of a study of 31 Chinese patients treated consecutively with the company’s Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device.
Patients with Parkinson disease who experienced pain before undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) had that pain improved or eliminated at eight years after surgery.
The British parents who became fugitives after their critically ill son was refused a cancer treatment in the U.K. last year say he's experienced a miracle recovery from his brain tumor.
It's been 5 years since Prsident Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, here's a look at the health care law, then and now.
Doctors at a VA hospital in Augusta, Ga., are using a special high-tech probe that combines computer vision with motion detection, thermal profiling, 3-D modeling and vapor detection to fight bed sores, a condition that kills 60,000 Americans every year.
New research indicates that emergency evaluations of living liver donors can be conducted safely to allow acute liver failure patients to undergo transplantation before their condition worsens.
A cost-benefit analysis of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty patients revealed a 12 percent transfusion rate reduction - from 17.5 percent to 5.5 percent - with no significant difference in complication rates.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body.
By 2030, chronic subdural hemorrhage (SDH) will be the most common adult brain condition requiring neurosurgical intervention in the U.S., and hospitals and neurosurgeons may be under-manned to handle the projected onslaught of patients.
I’m excited to share some of what I thought were the most interesting products, concepts and conversations from my attendance of the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference & Expo, which recently took place in Denver.
In a recent study published by the journal Social Science & Medicine, Dartmouth researchers examined nearly 9,000 Facebook conversations to better understand how people seek and receive support on social networking sites.
Health officials say two more American aid workers arrived in the United States on Wednesday night to be monitored for Ebola.
A new poll finds that when Americans hear about the potential fallout of the health care Supreme Court case, they would look to Congress or the states to fix it.
Anesthetics have been used for more than 150 years, but the mechanisms by which inhaled anesthesia actually work are poorly understood. Researchers have now discovered that anesthetics bind to and interfere with certain proteins in excitatory neurons, which are necessary for these neurons to transmit signals involved with pain.
Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion.
A sheriff says it's likely that a 27-year-old man accused of stealing syringes from an eastern Oklahoma hospital is responsible for medical waste that was dumped in the Arkansas River.
Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to overly-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.
A new study has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm repair can extend the lives in patients who are at high risk for surgery due to age, diabetes, smoking or kidney disease.
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