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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12 Jan 2018

CENTERLINE BIOMEDICAL  COMPLETES FIFTH STUDY ON IOPS SURGICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM AT CLEVELAND CLINI

  Endovascular navigation startup Centerline Biomedical has successfully completed a fifth preclinical study at Cleveland Clinic facilities to see how its surgical navigation system, the Intra-Operative Positioning System (IOPS), will perform in the marketplace. The study demonstrated its ability to track IOPS instruments precisely and efficiently with enhanced three-dimensional (3D) visualization and

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11 Jan 2018

FDA APPROVES XABLECATH BLUNT TIP SUPPORT CATHETER

  XableCath’s blunt tip support catheter has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In two clinical investigator-led studies, the device was demonstrated to be a safe, effective, and easy-to-use device, enabling therapeutic options for patients with PAD,” said Johannes Dahm, MD and director of Interventional Cardiology

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06 Jan 2018

STUDY SHOWS STEM CELL TRANSPLANT IS BETTER THAN DRUG THERAPY FOR SCLERODERMA

Photo courtesy of American College of Rheumatology   Adding irradiation before transplant improves long-term results and should change practice    Scleroderma with internal organ involvement is a debilitating and lethal autoimmune disorder with few effective treatments. But a study led by Duke Health researchers has found new cause for optimism using an

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15 Dec 2017

AMERICAN VEIN & VASCULAR INSTITUTE ADDS NEW PHYSICIAN

John Joseph Randono, MD, has joined the phlebology staff of American Vein & Vascular Institute, a network of eight vein and arterial diagnosis and treatment centers in Colorado and Texas. Dr. Randono has more than 30 years medical experience, specifically as a cardiac and thoracic vascular surgeon, and as a

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