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NDS Receives FDA Clearance for Embedded Wireless Video Receiver in Radiance Ultra Displays

2016 29 Jun

NDS has announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for an embedded wireless HD-video receiver to be integrated into an endoscopy display. The ZeroWire® G2 wireless technology solution from NDS, also available as an external unit, will now be design engineered into the new Radiance® Ultra series of premium endoscopy displays as an option within the... Read more

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Better Outcomes in Elderly but Care Integration Needed

2016 21 Mar

Better Outcomes in Elderly but Care Integration Needed A recent study published in the International Journal of Surgery focuses on challenges the National Health System (NHS) in England face when treating elderly patients in emergency care. Ageing increases the propensity to chronic disease that leads to challenging decision making in managing “pre-existing illnesses... Read more

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Hypnosis for Surgery

2016 06 Jan

A study published in Neurosurgery reports that a new hypnosedation technique could offer a new alternative for patients undergoing awake surgery for gliomas. Dr. Ilyess Zemmoura of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Tours, France, and colleagues report that hypnosis has been successful in patients undergoing awake craniotomy for brain cancer. Hypnosedation... Read more

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Back to School: Report Card Feedback Effective for Training Surgeons?

2015 22 Dec

One-on-one feedback and written report cards are effective tools for helping surgery residents do better in preventing dangerous blood clots among hospitalised patients, according to a new Johns Hopkins study published in Annals of Surgery. Researchers explain that the feedback strategy was designed to enhance the use of correct therapy in surgery patients... Read more

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New Imaging Technique Reduces Risk in Gallbladder Surgery

2015 05 Nov

Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) have developed a new imaging technique to reduce the risk of patients sustaining bile duct injury during gallbladder surgery. The new technique was developed through the BioDesign: Medical Innovation programme, a collaboration between the university and Hadassah Medical Center.Laparoscopic cholecystectomy... Read more

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Study: Medication Errors Common in Surgery

2015 27 Oct

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found that some sort of mistake or adverse event occurred in 1 out of 2 surgeries studied and in 5 percent of observed drug administrations. Their study of 277 operations at MGH also found that a third of the errors resulted in adverse drug events or harm to patients. The findings were presented... Read more

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Engaging Patients in Anaesthesia, Pain Relief Choice

2015 27 Oct

Shared decision making helps create a more patient-centred process. Now a new study finds that patients became more engaged in their anaesthesia and pain relief options after receiving "decision aids" in the form of informational brochures. The results were presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting held in San Diego, California. Surgery is... Read more

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Perioperative Surgical Home: Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

2015 27 Oct

In its second year of implementation, the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care led to improved quality of care and more cost savings for knee or hip replacement patients at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. The findings, presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting, show that the PSH is a viable and beneficial... Read more

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Sexism in Surgery

2015 06 Oct

Clare Marx, the first female president of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) believes that significant gender inequality exists in surgery. However, she pointed out that this culture is changing and the change is reflected in the growing number of women entering the field of medicine. Ms. Marx pointed out that one cannot change a culture by telling... Read more