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2013-10-02 10:55:24

Patients who undergo surgery to remove excess skin less likely to regain weight after bariatric surgery Body contouring surgery to remove excess skin improves long-term weight control in patients after gastric bypass surgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). "We demonstrated that patients with body contouring present better long-term weight control after gastric...

2013-09-25 23:20:20

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Brazilian Vascular Access Devices Market. London (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 In 2012, the vascular access device market in Brazil was valued at nearly $59 million. The vascular access device market includes implantable ports, port (Huber) needles, dialysis catheters and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). Brazil has the largest private health insurance market in Latin America. The expansion of private health...

steerable needle removes blood clots
2013-08-09 09:45:06

[ Watch the Video: Vanderbilt Scientists Employ Robotics to Fight Brain Clots ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When a vein or artery in the brain bursts, the resulting blood leak causes an intracerebral hemorrhage. The pressure on the brain from the hemorrhage can cause severe damage and even death in 40 percent of cases. In an effort to reduce the damage caused by an intracerebral hemorrhage, a team of researchers from Vanderbilt University has developed a new...

2013-08-07 10:31:55

Study shows peripherally inserted central catheters have similar CLABSI risk in vulnerable patients A new study reports that peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) do not reduce the risk of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in hospitalized patients. PICCs have become one of the most commonly used central venous catheters (CVCs) in healthcare settings since they are considered easier and safer to use, with less risk of CLABSIs. The study, published in the...

2013-08-01 23:04:46

Cruise Voyant’s technology designed to “match” cruisers with cruise deals based on interest. Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 South Florida based travel agency, Cruise Voyant, announced today that it will launch a new website that will allow consumers to easily navigate through the cruise booking process by empowering them to find available cruises through a unique matching algorithm. The new technology behind CruiseVoyant.com is designed to revolutionize the cruise...

2013-07-24 23:19:37

Access MediQuip identified which members were affected by the Class I recall to help protect patients nationwide. Lake Mary, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Access MediQuip, the nation's first and largest surgical and implant management company, announced today that its industry leading Recall Management Service℠ (RMS) is helping protect patients nationwide following Class I recalls of a Medtronic infusion pump. Access MediQuip notified its payer partners immediately of the formal recalls...

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Intravenous Therapy
2013-04-30 13:16:16

Intravenous therapy, commonly known as IV therapy, is known as the administration of a liquid substance directly into a vein. It is also known as drip therapy, because most often the liquid is suspended above the IV site by an infusion pump, and runs through a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the line. IVs are the preferred method of drug administration in hospital settings because they are the fastest known route of getting medication to the body. Intravenous therapy can also...

Post Office Protocol, POP - POP3
2013-02-17 09:30:50

Image Credit: Photos.com In computer terms, Post Office Protocol (POP) is a protocol used by e-mail clients to retrieve e-mail from a server by a TCP/IP connection. Another e-mail retrieving protocol is Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP). Basically all modem e-mail clients and servers use and support both protocols. The POP protocol has several versions with POP3 as the current version. POP (POP1) was enacted in 1984, where users have an option to leave e-mail on a server after...

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Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'