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2010-05-03 06:38:22

The availability of surgeons may increase the likelihood that children will receive optional ear and throat surgeries, while the availability of primary care providers, such as pediatricians and family physicians, may decrease the likelihood of children undergoing these procedures, according to research presented Saturday, May 1 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Insertion of tubes in the ears of children with chronic infections...

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2009-07-30 12:56:09

New research shows that the risks from obesity-related surgeries has dropped dramatically, and is now no riskier than having a gall bladder out, a hip replaced or most other major operations, The Associated Press reported. Safety results for gastric bands and stomach stapling at 10 U.S. hospitals specializing in these procedures from 2005 through 2007 showed that for every 1,000 patients, three died during or within a month of their surgery, and only 43 had any major complication. But only a...

2009-01-01 15:20:55

Pre-operative screening of patients for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may be an effective way to reduce infection rates following otolaryngic surgeries, according to new research published in the January 2009 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. The study, conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Ear & Eye Infirmary, is the first to review otolaryngic procedures, and reviewed the medical records of 420 patients. Of the 241 non-pre-screened...

2008-08-07 18:01:53

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anesiva, Inc. today reported financial results and accomplishments for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2008. "The 2008 second quarter marked a significant advance for Anesiva as we introduced Zingo(TM) in the U.S. pediatric hospital market," said Michael L. Kranda, president and chief executive officer. "In addition, I'm pleased to report that our Phase 3 trials of Adlea(TM) for the management of acute pain...

2008-07-08 15:00:00

The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against using Medtronic's Infuse bone graft product in surgeries on neck bones, an off-label practice the agency never approved. The warning issued this week also covers OP-1 brand bone graft products from Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker Corp. For unknown reasons, using these products in the neck can cause dangerous complications, the FDA says. Infuse is a genetically engineered protein that causes the body to grow its own bone. It is meant...

2008-07-04 15:00:41

By Daniel Connolly The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against using Medtronic's Infuse bone graft product in surgeries on neck bones, an off-label practice the agency never approved. The warning issued this week also covers OP-1 brand bone graft products from Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker Corp. For unknown reasons, using these products in the neck can cause dangerous complications, the FDA says. Infuse is a genetically engineered protein that causes the body to grow...

2008-07-02 12:00:00

Ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.s) continue to develop treatments to help the more than three million Americans with glaucoma. The July issue of Ophthalmology includes a large, national study of outcomes of incisional surgeries, used to reduce pressure inside the eye, in Medicare patients. Also covered is research that may brighten the outlook for patients with end-stage glaucoma. All types of glaucoma damage the disc of the eye's optic nerve, compromise the transmission of images to the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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