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FDA Clearance For Edwards’ Advanced Noninvasive Monitoring System

2014 05 Jul

ClearSight system enables clinicians to reduce risk of post-surgical complications Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, has announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the ClearSight system.  The ClearSight system is a noninvasive... Read more

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Protocol Overhaul: Rethinking Pre-Surgical Routines

2014 27 Jun

Despite the trauma associated with invasive surgery, standard surgical protocols often restrict a patient’s diet and exercise before and after an operation. Doctors are beginning to question the wisdom behind such procedures, which were probably originally put in place to benefit surgeons more than patients. If patients are able to prepare for and... Read more

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Kidney Transplant Chain Saves Six Lives In Australia

2014 10 Jun

Australia’s largest paired kidney exchange saved the lives of six people in recent weeks, but the number of lives affected by the operation reaches into the hundreds. In addition to the families of the recipients who will enjoy the extended lives of their loved ones, more than 200 medical staff contributed to the successful simultaneous surgeries.... Read more

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IHI Interventions Prevent Catheter Bloodstream Infections

2014 10 Jun

Bloodstream infections related to the use of central venous catheters (CVCs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality for patients in surgical intensive care units, where nearly half rely on a CVC for the administration of treatment. To reduce the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement... Read more

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New Nursing Model For Adolescent Surgery Patients

2014 09 Jun

A new model of nursing care provides recommendations specific to the needs of young adults undergoing surgical procedures. The Adolescent Perioperative System Stability Model addresses the ways, in which patients between the ages of 18 and 21 deal with anxiety and stress before surgery, that can adversely affect the perioperative experience. Since... Read more

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Study: Dexmedetomidine Lowers Anesthetic Dose Requirements in Surgery

2014 16 Apr

According to a study published in the April issue of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) journal ‘Anesthesia & Analgesia’, adjuvant use of the sedative drug dexmedetomidine has achieved a reduction in the doses of propofol and remifentanil required for patients undergoing surgery. Dr Marc Fischler of Hôpital Foch, Suresnes in... Read more

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Study: Masimo PVI Facilitates Fluid Administration Under Anesthesia

2014 09 Apr

Masimo has announced a recent study in the Journal of Monitoring and Computing demonstrates that Masimo's noninvasive PVI parameter can help clinicians optimise fluid management and reduce unnecessary fluid administration for abdominal surgical patients under combined general and epidural anesthesia. Combining general and epidural anesthesia reduces... Read more

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Study: Renal Denervation Fails to Lower BP

2014 04 Apr

A recent study, presented at the meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Washington and published by the New England Journal of Medicine, has cast a doubt over therapy used in more than 80 countries and prescribed to treat hypertension that does not respond to drugs. Renal artery denervation is an intervention in which nerve connections... Read more

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Anaesthetists Guidelines Supports LiDCO’s Multi Modal Monitoring Strategy

2014 03 Feb

Lidco Group Plc, the cardiovascular monitoring company, welcomes the publication of The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (‘AAGBI’) guidelines for the perioperative care of the elderly and a paper from Dr David Green and colleagues at Kings College Hospital.   The recommendations within the AAGBI guidelines and the direct... Read more

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“Intelligent Knife” Tells Surgeon Which Tissue is Cancerous

2013 18 Jul

Image courtesy of Imperial College London Scientists have developed an “intelligent knife” that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not. In the first study to test the invention in the operating theatre, the “iKnife” diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 per cent accuracy, instantly... Read more