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Unused Surgical Supplies From American Hospitals Could Save

Unused Surgical Supplies From American Hospitals Could Save Lives

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Organizations in every industry look to eliminate waste and a new study from Johns Hopkins University has revealed that the healthcare industry is no exception. Presented at the 2014...

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2014-10-30 23:07:24

Seventh annual triathlon to raise funds for Special Olympics Arizona. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Dr. Todd Hobgood, Scottsdale’s premiere plastic surgeon, announced today that he and his office stall will be volunteering at the seventh annual TRI-2-UNIFY triathlon presented by GE Capital. The triathlon will be held Sunday, November 2 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center located at 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd. The goal of the event is to...

2014-10-30 23:03:58

Visiting a heart doctor can be a scary experience for a patient, especially when the patient is a child. Dr. Putman is the right doctor to put any patient at ease. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 A visit to a doctor can create anxiety in anyone. However, when the patient is a child and they are told to see a heart doctor, it can be very upsetting to both the patient and parent. Dr. Donald Putman and his team at Metro Pediatric Cardiology Associates aim to keep visits as stress-free for...

2014-10-30 23:03:35

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NJ Top Docs is featuring The Institute of Advanced Reconstruction at The Plastic Surgery Center. Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women, with one in eight women being diagnosed with it in their lifetime. It is estimated that over 220, 000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,000 will die. While it is rare in men, an estimated 2,150 men with be...

2014-10-30 16:29:50

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is among a small number of facilities in the country to offer the less-invasive, breakthrough procedure that can improve life for children with several types of congenital heart defects. TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen-year-old Cyrus Yarley was born with multiple heart defects and underwent open-heart surgery at just 1 week old then again at age 8. His mother, Valorie Daniels, knew the day would come when Cyrus would...

2014-10-30 16:29:01

DUBLIN, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gc2mn9/global_bariatric) has announced the addition of the "Global Bariatric Surgery Devices Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gc2mn9/global_bariatric ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Obesity is a medical condition wherein there is an excess accumulation of body fat....

2014-10-30 16:28:11

New high-tech methods include intraoperative use of augmented-reality glasses and 3D sensing paired with a mobile device to monitor wound healing. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgeons are tweaking existing computer technologies to enhance their visualization of cancerous tumors and persistent wounds according to two studies presented this week at the 2014 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. One research team tested the visualization of...

2014-10-29 23:13:32

Backed by years of research, thousands of happy patients, and faster healing time is the latest in ethical stem cell treatments for foot pain offered at Adler Footcare of Greater New York. Stem cell therapy stimulates and produces healthy bones and cartilage to repair what’s been damaged in the foot and causing people debilitating foot pain. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Stem cell therapy is the future of foot pain treatment. New York podiatrists at Adler Footcare are...

2014-10-29 23:07:36

Open house to feature such popular procedures as Juvederm Voluma and Coolsculpting Newburgh, New York (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Ran Y. Rubinstein, M.D., a prominent New York facial plastic surgeon, will hold his annual open house on November 5 affording the public an opportunity to learn more about the latest in cosmetic surgical procedures including Juvederm Voluma and Coolsculpting. The open house will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Dr. Rubinstein’s practice, Laser &...

2014-10-29 16:30:23

LONDON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INTRODUCTION This comprehensive study examines the US market for infection prevention products and services covering: - Protective Apparel & Textiles (medical and laboratory gloves, surgical drapes, surgical gowns, patient gowns, surgical and staff face masks, and other apparel and textiles) - Safety Enhanced Medical Devices (catheters, prefillable and clinical hypodermic syringes, blood collection tubes, and other devices such as surgical...

2014-10-29 16:28:24

As the only abdominal hernia specialist in the Western United States, Dr. Shirin Towfigh has the knowledge patients need. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Being treated for a hernia can be an intimidating ordeal for a patient with little to no knowledge going in to it. Education is always one of the best ways to properly prepare a person for an operation, and hernia surgery is definitely no exception. As the only specialist in abdominal hernia surgery in the Western US, Shirin...


Latest Surgery Reference Libraries

General Surgery
2013-04-30 10:15:33

General surgery is a specialty that concentrates on the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and the thyroid gland. This specialty also deals with skin, breast, soft tissue and hernia related diseases. General Surgeons have the opportunity to subspecialize in one or more of the following: Trauma Surgery: Trauma surgery is the specialty that performs invasive procedures for physical injuries in an emergency. This subspecialty holds the...

Endoluminal Capsule Monitoring
2013-03-04 16:02:35

Endoluminal capsule monitoring is categorized as a non-invasive medical procedure used in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal system. Procedure Once the need is identified to monitor the gastrointestinal system and the patient has a working system, they will ingest a water-tight capsule that contains a miniaturized wireless radio transmitter. Once it is ingested, it sends signals to a radio receiver. The data is then processed and presented...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

Laparoscopy
2013-03-04 09:24:55

A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....

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