03 Apr 2018

BTG OPTALYSE PE TRIAL RESULTS REINFORCE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF SHORTER, LOWER DOSE EKOS THERAPY FOR PE

BTG plc highlighted OPTALYSE PE one-year trial results, presented at the International Society on Endovascular Therapy in Florida in February. The findings confirm that bilateral pulmonary embolism (PE) patients treated in as little as two hours with a total tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) dose as low as 8mg continue to

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27 Mar 2018

HOSPITAL’S B-HIVE SYSTEM PACKS FULL MEDICAL BROADCAST SYSTEM INTO ONE UNIT

A great deal of advanced medical training involves witnessing surgeries and listening to the guidance, suggestions, and recommendations of the people performing them. Typically, this is done on-site, which often involves costly travel expenses plus a lot of time wasted simply getting to the lesson. There are alternatives available, such

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27 Mar 2018

DONNING TWO PAIRS OF SURGICAL GLOVES  AS FAST AS PUTTING ON ONE PAIR

    Putting on two pairs of gloves is a common occurrence in medicine, particularly among surgeons who work with sharp instruments. It’s frustrating and feels like a waste of time, but that’s reality. Now there are gloves that come already doubled, while being easy to snap on. The GAMMEX

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26 Mar 2018

ABDOMINAL BINDER: Help with the heavy lifting

  By Casi White, RDMS, and James E. White, MD, FACS, PVRI   We have all been there, attempting to get a good ultrasound window with transverse and longitudinal views of the saphenous femoral junction and proximal great saphenous vein while fighting the downward drift of a huge abdominal pannus or

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12 Mar 2018

MICROSOFT SHUTTERS ITS HEALTHVAULT RESEARCH PROGRAM

  Do you remember in 2017 when Microsoft announced HealthVault, an initiative to produce apps to offer analysis and user insights based on personal health records? Microsoft decided in January that it wasn’t such a good idea or maybe that it wasn’t self-supporting, so it has been shut down. It

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12 Mar 2018

LIDOCAINE RESISTANCE STUDIED IN ACP “CASE OF THE MONTH”

  By Amanda Godwin A radiofrequency ablation patient recently reported that her procedure was painful and that she experienced no relief from the 0.1% lidocaine tumescent anesthesia she received prior to the procedure. The patient was a 52-year-old, red-haired female hairstylist with complaints of leg cramps, leg aches and restless

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12 Mar 2018

WHAT WILL YOUR RESPONSE BE TO WORKPLACE VIOLENCE EVENTS

    Dr. Lewis J. Kaplan discusses workplace violence at the Critical Care Congress.   EDITOR’s NOTE: This article was written by Andrew D. Bowser  of Frontline Medical News  at the Critical Care Congress and published March 7 by CHEST Physician, the newspaper of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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02 Mar 2018

MERKEL CELL CARCINOMA IS ON THE RISE

  In the world of skin cancer, melanoma tends to be the scariest word you can hear and with good reason — it is often deadly. But another, potentially more dangerous, type of skin cancer is on the rise and it has doctors concerned, according to an article in Plastic

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18 Jan 2018

JACKSON HEALTHCARE PUTS DR. TOM PRICE ON ADVISORY BOARD

  Tom Price, MD, who resigned in September as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has been named to the advisory board of an Atlanta-based staffing firm. Dr. Price, a former orthopedic surgeon and congressman, stepped down from his high-profile post as head of the HHS after only

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17 Jan 2018

SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES ALEX AZAR TO HEAD HHS

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted 15-12 to approve the nomination of Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Jan. 17. Only one Democrat, Tom Carper of Delaware, assented to Azar’s nomination, joining the panel’s Republicans. The committee vote sets up

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