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Spaceship Turned OR - Surgeons Train in Zero Gravity

July 2, 2015 12:52 pm | by CosMedicList | News | Comments

This simulated training prepares trauma surgeons for potential procedures. 

First Approved Implant Treats Sleep Apnea

July 2, 2015 12:37 pm | by Weill Cornell Medical College | News | Comments

The device works with the patient's natural breathing, and is implanted under the skin.

Artificial to Real Heart Transplant a Success

July 2, 2015 12:32 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

The first-ever procedure successfully removed an artificial heart and replaced it with a donated...

Survival Rates Increase Despite Debate In Treatment

July 2, 2015 9:57 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Experts say the disease is understudied because of its rarity.

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Surgery Works Better Than Lifestyle Intervention

July 2, 2015 9:51 am | by JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Surgery was deemed a 'durable and effective treatment'.

New Developments on Endoscope Sterilization, Clean Surfaces

July 2, 2015 9:39 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

Infection control has had a lot of new challenges, but in the OR an expert said teams had to be aware of two big ones.

Artificial Implant Could Measure Blood Sugar

July 1, 2015 12:29 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

This new technology could help maintain blood glucose in the target range. 

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What We Learned from Ebola

July 1, 2015 10:58 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

With a recent Ebola case verified, experts looked at the lessons learned during last year's outbreak.

Caught on Video - Wound Healing Develops into Cancer

July 1, 2015 9:21 am | by EMBO | News | Comments

Live imaging shows how cancer cells are developed as wounds heal.

Repeat After Me - Medical Imaging Doesn't Cause Cancer

June 30, 2015 5:28 pm | by Loyola University Health Systems | News | Comments

The widespread fear isn't backed with science, a study said. 

SSIs Reduced with New Skin Cleaning Protocol

June 30, 2015 10:33 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Adding post-operative skin cleaning to a regiment helps reduce SSI rates. 

Stents Aren't the Only Option, Despite Lingering Tradition

June 30, 2015 10:15 am | by Gina Kolata, New York Times | News | Comments

The tradition of stents is hard to break, a study says.

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5 Things You Missed in Infection Control

June 30, 2015 10:01 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Blogs | Comments

The hot topic of infection control was the theme of conversation this weekend. 

Case Surges Manageable with Scoring System

June 29, 2015 12:02 pm | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Outcomes were better for patients when the system was used, surgeons involved in a study found. 

Building a Better Valve

June 29, 2015 10:24 am | by Gina Kolata, New York Times | News | Comments

The new approach gives options to inoperable patients, but skeptics say more data needs to be collected. 

U.S. Lags on Surgical Plume Laws

June 29, 2015 9:25 am | by Robert Scroggins, BSN, RN, CMLSO, Clinical Programs Manager for Buffalo Filter | Blogs | Comments

The only way to eliminate surgical smoke as an occupational hazard is to ensure that your facility has a policy in place. 

New Approach Cleared for Temperature Management

June 26, 2015 8:16 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

After working in emergency medicine, Dr. Erik Kulstad decided there had to be a better way to manage a patient's body temperature. 

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Superbugs: Health Crisis of this Generation

June 25, 2015 11:35 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

The report says the overuse of antibiotics is causing this issue. 

Leaders: Approach to Education Needs to Change

June 25, 2015 9:47 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

The system works, but could be improved so both established surgeons and new graduates can access the most information. 

New Strategy Developed in Superbug Battle

June 25, 2015 9:21 am | by WYSS Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

Researchers say combining antibiotics could be a new strategy to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

Training Machines Will be as Important as Training Staff

June 24, 2015 1:19 pm | by Accenture | News | Comments

“The digital revolution is also creating a data goldmine that can spark medical breakthroughs and improve individualized treatment plans," an expert said. 

Reinforced Device Means Fewer Repeat Surgeries

June 23, 2015 3:43 pm | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

A study found reinforced shunts offer improved outcomes for heart defect patients.

Study: Statins Could Reduce Surgical Complications

June 23, 2015 9:40 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

Researchers said the data showed promise, even though no significant difference was observed.

We've Come a Long Way in Catheters

June 23, 2015 9:18 am | by Sam Brusco, associate editor of Medical Design Technology | Blogs | Comments

Catheters have been used throughout history and were made with all sorts of uncomfortable materials. 

We've Come a Long Way in Sutures

June 23, 2015 9:15 am | by Sam Brusco, associate editor of Medical Design Technology | Blogs | Comments

The earliest mention of sutures as we know them came in 3,000 B.C., in ancient Egypt, and the oldest known suture dates back to a mummy from 1,100 B.C.

Study: Screening Replaces Unnecessary Surgeries

June 23, 2015 9:03 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Instead of removing nonsolid masses, patients can be monitored with CT screening. 

June 2015

June 22, 2015 3:19 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

For the June issue of Surgical Products, we worked with all the industry suppliers to put together a comprehensive 2016 Buyers' Guide which can be used as an easy reference tool throughout the next year.

Pre-Op Blood Thinners Don't Benefit Some Patients

June 22, 2015 11:22 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

The controversial 'bridge' therapy doesn't lower risk for patients, a study proved. 

Changes Released on Endoscopic Approaches

June 22, 2015 9:50 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

One new section was added and two others were revised when the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy updated its guidelines.

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