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Combatting viral and bacterial lung infections with volatile anesthetics: an interview with Dr Chakravarthy

Combatting viral and bacterial lung infections with volatile anesthetics: an interview with Dr Chakravarthy

Inhaled anesthetics are fairly common all over the world for minor and extensive surgical procedures in patients of all age groups. In the olden days when anesthesia was first developed, ether was the first inhaled anesthetic. That has been replaced, with the more recent discoveries of sevoflurane, isoflurane, and desflurane. [More]
Miriam Hospital enrolling local participants for Parachute implant clinical trial to treat heart failure

Miriam Hospital enrolling local participants for Parachute implant clinical trial to treat heart failure

The Miriam Hospital is actively recruiting local participants for a U.S. clinical trial of the Parachute device for treating heart failure. The study is focused on determining if the new minimally invasive catheter-based device can slow the progression of heart failure, reduce repeat hospitalizations and death, and significantly improve quality of life for patients who experience enlargement of the left ventricle after a heart attack. [More]
Hand-held device makes blood draws easier, less painful

Hand-held device makes blood draws easier, less painful

Blood drawing for patients with hard-to-reach veins just became a lot easier and less painful at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, thanks to a small hand-held device that lights up veins like a roadmap. [More]
Novel modular partial wrist implant may provide relief for patients with painful wrist arthritis

Novel modular partial wrist implant may provide relief for patients with painful wrist arthritis

Studies are underway to determine if a new modular partial wrist replacement will allow for better movement and last longer than traditional implants for people seeking relief from painful wrist arthritis. Although current options such as total wrist replacement and wrist fusion can alleviate pain, patients are often limited in performing certain activities after surgery. [More]
Jersey Shore University Medical Center to host Annual Public Meeting on December 7, 2015

Jersey Shore University Medical Center to host Annual Public Meeting on December 7, 2015

Jersey Shore University Medical Center will hold its Hospital Annual Public Meeting on Monday, December 7, 2015. [More]
LifeNet Health's ViviGen Cellular Bone Matrix wins Spine Technology Award

LifeNet Health's ViviGen Cellular Bone Matrix wins Spine Technology Award

ViviGen Cellular Bone Matrix, an innovative cellular allograft developed by LifeNet Health and marketed in collaboration with DePuy Synthes Spine, received one of the highest honors in spinal medicine, Orthopedics This Week's Best New Technology in Spine award. [More]
Houston Methodist-led research team one step closer to developing technologies to fix broken bones

Houston Methodist-led research team one step closer to developing technologies to fix broken bones

A collaborative research team led by scientists at Houston Methodist is one step closer to developing technologies that could help mend broken bones faster. The Department of Defense awarded close to $6 million to the Houston Methodist Research Institute for an initiative aimed at studying two new materials to repair complex fractures in long bones. [More]
Innovative one-year project aims to bridge gap between healthcare education and clinical practice

Innovative one-year project aims to bridge gap between healthcare education and clinical practice

Caring for patients in an acute care setting in a hospital requires a team approach and involves a multitude of healthcare professionals including nurses, attending physicians, residents, case managers, pharmacists, and clinical psychologists to name a few. Each of these professions enters into practice with different skills sets, knowledge and professional identities that contribute to patient care. Yet, in many circumstances, barriers exist between disciplines that can obstruct a team-based system. [More]
Vertera Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for COHERE Cervical Interbody Fusion Device

Vertera Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for COHERE Cervical Interbody Fusion Device

Vertera Spine, a developer of medical devices with advanced functional surface technologies for spine applications, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its COHERE Cervical Interbody Fusion Device. [More]
Early genetic diagnosis in neonatal diabetes a ‘new framework for clinical care’

Early genetic diagnosis in neonatal diabetes a ‘new framework for clinical care’

Early genetic testing of babies with suspected neonatal diabetes identifies the underlying cause in more than 80% of cases, say researchers. [More]
Orlando Health gets Overall 3 Star Rating for bypass surgery and lobectomy

Orlando Health gets Overall 3 Star Rating for bypass surgery and lobectomy

Orlando Health received an Overall 3 Star Rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for quality care provided to patients undergoing bypass surgery and lobectomy for lung cancer. [More]
The Center for Bariatric Surgery receives MBSAQIP accreditation for safe, high-quality bariatric patient care

The Center for Bariatric Surgery receives MBSAQIP accreditation for safe, high-quality bariatric patient care

The Center for Bariatric Surgery has earned certification for adult and teen weight loss surgery under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) which sets standards for safe, high-quality bariatric patient care. [More]
Prashant Mahajan awarded $5.76 million grant to study how febrile infants can avoid invasive procedures

Prashant Mahajan awarded $5.76 million grant to study how febrile infants can avoid invasive procedures

Prashant Mahajan, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan, has been awarded a five-year, $5.76 million grant (1R01HD085233) by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. [More]

Dynamic spine brace in development for children with scoliosis

Some six million people in the U.S. suffer from scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. These include approximately 2 to 3% of adolescents who are diagnosed each year with idiopathic scoliosis, which is usually identified during puberty and progresses until skeletal maturity. [More]

Researchers developing dynamic spine brace for children with scoliosis

Some six million people in the U.S. suffer from scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. These include approximately 2 to 3% of adolescents who are diagnosed each year with idiopathic scoliosis, which is usually identified during puberty and progresses until skeletal maturity. [More]
Boca Raton Regional Hospital introduces ultra-minimally invasive procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation

Boca Raton Regional Hospital introduces ultra-minimally invasive procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation

Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Richard G. Cartledge, MD, FACS, has begun performing ultra-minimally invasive left atrial appendage ligation for atrial fibrillation patients who are on anticoagulants such as Coumadin, Xarelto or Effient. Dr. Cartledge, who is Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Hospital, is one of a select group of surgeons nationally using this method, which involves making two microscopic incisions in order to seal off the left atrial appendage (LAA) in patients where anticoagulants are contraindicated or who refuse to be on such medications. [More]
Prime Healthcare Services acquires St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron

Prime Healthcare Services acquires St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron

Prime Healthcare Services, the fastest growing hospital system in the nation, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. As a result, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron will now be known as Lake Huron Medical Center. [More]
Childhood cancer survivors have high risk of suffering stroke at young age

Childhood cancer survivors have high risk of suffering stroke at young age

Most people assume strokes only happen to octogenarians, but recent evidence suggests that survivors of childhood cancer have a high risk of suffering a stroke at a surprisingly young age. [More]
SI-BONE announces publication of results from INSITE and SIFI studies

SI-BONE announces publication of results from INSITE and SIFI studies

SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System, a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device indicated for fusion for certain disorders of the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced the publication of one-year results from two separate prospective multicenter clinical trials as well as the publication of a systematic review of 18 MIS SI joint fusion studies. [More]
CrystalGenomics signs agreement with Dong-A ST for commercialization of Acelex (polmacoxib) in Korea

CrystalGenomics signs agreement with Dong-A ST for commercialization of Acelex (polmacoxib) in Korea

CrystalGenomics, Inc. has announced that it has signed a Sales and Marketing Agreement with Dong-A ST Co., Ltd. for the commercialization of Acelex (polmacoxib) in Korea. [More]
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