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Post Operative Complications More in Obese Patients

Researchers find that obese patients have a significantly higher risk of complications following surgery, including heart attack, wound infection// , nerve injury and urinary tract infection. This new study was conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System. The study,...

Most Women Unprepared for Operative Deliveries

For most women, the birth of their child is a joyous experience. But if the experience does not go as planned, it can have a detrimental impact on the woman. Researchers conducted a study to obtain the views of women on the impact of an //operative delivery in the second stage of labor. A new s...

Out of court settlement of malpractice claims: Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in children

...ocedures in all other areas of treatment. The essential errors were inaccurate diagnostic evaluation, misinterpretation of the x-rays, conservative or operative treatment which was inappropriate to the fracture pattern, as well as omitted or inadequate control of the fracture. The highest rate of errors (77%) ...

Nfocus Neuromedical Announces European Approval for Novel Guiding Catheter at Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery

...terventional and diagnostic procedures. In today's advanced and complex endovascular procedures, a high-quality guiding catheter is required to allow operative devices or implants to reach the target vessel. It is critical for the guiding catheter to be atraumatic and flexible within the distant and smaller ...

Lung volume reduction surgery shown to prolong and improve life for some emphysema patients

...," said Dr. Benzo. "In NETT, close to five percent of the patients undergoing lung reduction died in the post-operative period. However, once the post operative period is over, the quality of life benefit comes right away." "NETT was landmark study: randomization was necessary at that point as we did not kn...

Health Story Project Offers Perspective on "Meaningful Use" Definition

...ported the development of four HL7 CDA Implementation Guides for standard electronic documents, including the Consultation Note, History and Physical, operative Note and the most recently-announced Diagnostic Imaging Report. Work is now underway to develop a standard for the Discharge Summary. By using th...

St. John's Hospital Acquires Latest Technology in Robotic-Assisted Surgery

... purchase the new system. The da Vinci is the latest robotic-assisted surgery system that gives surgeons an enhanced three-dimensional view of the operative field and greater flexibility to maneuver instruments during a minimally invasive procedure. With the acquisition in late June of the dual console...

Risks of Delaying ACL Reconstruction in Young Athletes May Be Too High, Study Shows

...y to surgery, one or more episodes of instability with activity, use of brace and return to sports), earliest MRI findings and physical exam findings. operative reports and intra-operative images were also used to classify meniscal and articular cartilage pathology. All of the patients were counseled as t...

Renowned, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, John Bergfeld, MD, Inducted into Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

...ry and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) from 2005 - 2007 and was a founder of the NFL Safety Panel. Dr. Bergfeld's pioneering research on non operative treatment of the isolated posterior cruciate ligament injury and on posterior inlay technique of PCL reconstruction have guided treatment of this type...

Urgent(R) PC and Macroplastique(R) Featured in Numerous IUGA 2009 Sessions

...ificant complications. Treatment with Macroplastique could be an option for selected patients who have failed a mid-urethral sling with co-morbidity, operative risks, and for patients who want to avoid another surgery. In addition to these various presentations, a workshop entitled "Ureth...

Simbionix Signs Agreement With the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery

...pment, telerobotics and telecommunication), publication (publication of original articles, state of the art reviews, consensus conferences and soon an operative manual), Membership and Public Relations Committees. The Educational Committee runs EAES training Courses and also endorses training courses in member...

BariatrivTV.com Educates and Entertains Weight Loss Surgery Patients with Coverage of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Meeting

... In their continuing effort to educate and entertain pre and post operative weight loss surgery patients, BariatricTV.com provided video taped coverage of the 2009 ASMBS meeting. Coverage consisted of interviews with various p...

American Board of Family Medicine Obstetrics Formed

...reg;), an innovative and new board of certification in support of family physicians that have completed advanced training in maternity care, including operative obstetrics. ABFMO® was formed to fill a definitive need for family medicine obstetric physicians, according to ABFMO® Chair Daniel M....

Cosmetic Surgery Pioneer Goes Under the Knife

...etic Surgery please call 08000 14 10 14 or visit the website www.mya.co.uk . Notes to editors: John Ryan will be available for both pre and post operative interviews. Please contact Sophie Lassman on 01132 031 732 or email sophie.lassman(at)mya.co.uk MYA Profile MYA (Make Yourself Amazing) Cosme...

Surgery Teams Across the U.S. Take Time Out in the Operating Room

...ioperative nurses that work in related business and industry sectors. AORN's mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. For more information, ...

Healthcare Travel Congress 2009: Experts Worldwide Convene in Singapore For Regional Conference on Medical Tourism

...To Attract Local and Global Patients -- Riding On The New Online Marketing Platform -- Leveraging On Telemedicine Technologies To Enhance Post operative Care -- Dealing with Malpractice and Liabilities: Protection Strategies for the Providers -- Developing and Managing International Pati...

'Viewers Beware' Report by Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running in Montana

... Group led by conservative political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff ...right-wing political operation and is headed by an operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. .... "Americans for Prosperity is led by a political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and ...

'Viewers Beware' Report by Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running in Louisiana

... Group led by conservative political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff ...right-wing political operation and is headed by an operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. ... "Americans for Prosperity is led by a political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and ...

"Viewers Beware" Report by Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running in Indiana

... Group led by conservative political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff ...ight- wing political operation and is headed by an operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. ...d. "Americans for Prosperity is led by a political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and ...

'Viewers Beware' Report By Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running In Nebraska

... Group led by conservative political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff ...right-wing political operation and is headed by an operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. ...d. "Americans for Prosperity is led by a political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and ...

'Viewers Beware' Report by Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running in Virginia

... Group led by conservative political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff ... rightwing political operation and is headed by an operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. ...d. "Americans for Prosperity is led by a political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and ...

"Viewers Beware" Report by Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running in South Dakota

... Group led by conservative political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff ...right-wing political operation and is headed by an operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. ...d. "Americans for Prosperity is led by a political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and ...

'Viewers Beware' Report by Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running in Alaska

... Group led by conservative political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff ...right-wing political operation and is headed by an operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. ... "Americans for Prosperity is led by a political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and ...

'Viewers Beware' Report by Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running in Arkansas

... Group led by conservative political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff ...right-wing political operation and is headed by an operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. ... "Americans for Prosperity is led by a political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and ...

'Viewers Beware' Report By Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running In Eight States

... Group led by conservative political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff ...right-wing political operation and is headed by an operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. ...d. "Americans for Prosperity is led by a political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and ...

Back to normal: Surgery improves outcomes for spine patients

...ased on patient reports. We wanted data-based, scientific evidence that we could share with patients to help them make their decisions about taking an operative vs. non-operative approach," Weinstein said. Prior to completion of the study, SPORT looked at the three most common back conditions leading to surg...

Dr. Anthony Sandler Named to the Diane and Norman Bernstein Professorship in Pediatric Surgery at Children's National Medical Center

...n 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts in clinical and scientific medical journals. He is internationally known for his expertise in excising solid tumors and operative repair of congenital anomalies of the gastro-intestinal tract. His research interests focus on developing vaccines to minimize and prevent solid tumor...

Quality measures improve outcomes more than hospital volume alone

... whether antimicrobials were used to prevent surgical site infection on the operative day, whether the antimicrobial was appropriate, whether serial compression devices were used to prevent venous thromboembolism on the operative day, and whether aspirin, beta-blockers, or statin lipid-lowering drugs wer...

ZyDoc Medical Transcription Wins Colorado Mental Health Institute Contract Award

...tract award, 2009 through 2013, include a web-based document workflow management transcription system for health assessments, psychiatric assessments, operative reports, final summaries, disposition committee reports, sanity evaluations, competency reports and clinic notes, and additional reports as required. ...

Schering-Plough Starts Patient Enrollment in Phase 3 Trial for Acadesine, an Investigational Agent Being Studied for Prevention of Complications From Cardiac Surgery

...perfusion injury, remain unacceptably high. According to a national cardiac surgery database from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, there is a 30-day operative mortality and major complication rate of 13.4 percent associated with the CABG procedure. In addition, an agent that can be shown to reduce surgical ...

ASA 'May Day' - Stung By Exposure of Watergate-like Public Record Deletions, American Society of Anesthesiologists Closes Access to Website Newsletter

...death and variable degrees of mental impairment post-operatively. Mental impairment is like a pseudo-Alzheimer's syndrome, more frequently called post operative cognitive dysfunction or (POCD). POCD is usually transitory. Ongoing research suggests recurrence of cancer, increased one-year death rates, sei...

Robot improves suture proficiency more rapidly for surgeons inexperienced in laparoscopic techniques

... at the connection of the kidney with the ureter using an open surgical procedure, freehand laparoscopic surgery and RALS. Using 57 swine models, the operative time was measured for pyeloplasties performed by three non-urologic surgeons who did not have any experience in freehand laparoscopy or RALS and two e...

Are Herbal Supplements Putting Aesthetic Surgery Patients at Risk?

...with surgery. When undergoing plastic surgery, the most significant and potentially dangerous effects of alternative medicines occur during the operative and immediate postoperative periods. "In considering the dizzying array of supplements available, the main concerns of the plastic surgeon are intera...

New Procedure To Correct Pelvic Prolapse Has Faster Recovery, Shorter Hospital Stay

...reatment will depend on the type and degree of prolapse. For those needing surgery, performing this laparoscopically has the advantages of faster post operative recovery, shorter hospital stay and improved quality of life for the patient." For more information, contact the Baptist Heath Line at 601-94...

Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Pre-Surgical Screening Test for Simultaneous Detection of Methicillin-Sensitive and Resistant S. aureus

...operative carrier status of S. aureus, including MRSA, can be helpful in targeting patient treatment, including decolonization, shown to reduce post operative SSIs," said Professor Jan Kluytmans, MD, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, VUmc, Amsterdam. "This is particularly important giv...

AORN and Mercy Ships Collaborate to Increase Patient Care Aboard Hospital Ships

...ORN which is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professiona...s mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professiona...

Biogel Introduces Polyisoprene (PI) Indicator Underglove

...n College of Orthopedic Surgeons Bulletin 1998; 1 (84). (6) Quebbeman EJ, et al. Double Gloving: Protecting Surgeons from blood contamination in the operative room Archives of Surgery 1992; 127:213-217. (7) Naver LPS, Gottrup F, Incidence of glove performance in gastrointestinal surgery and the prospective...

Guidelines Suggested for Heart-Kidney Transplants

...tation," Dr. Mark J. Russo, of Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, and colleagues noted in the study. "With advances in operative techniques and perioperative (around the time of surgery) management, combined heart and kidney transplantation is offered to select patients in this ...

CSC and AORN Bring Standardized Electronic Health Framework to Perioperative Nursing Care

...ative nurses who work in related business and industry sectors. AORN's mission is to support RNs in achieving optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. AORN promotes quality patient care by providing its members with education, standards, services and representation. ww...

Heart Hugger by General Cardiac Technology, Eases Pain of Medicare's Decision to No Longer Cover Hospital Errors

...gery. Heart Hugger is Medicare approved and FDA classified. Heart Hugger helps hospitals save money by reducing the chance of infection and post operative complications. Without sternal support, patients lack the confidence to continue with respiratory therapy exercises and coughing due to extreme pain. ...
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