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Study Documents Millions in Unused Medical Supplies in U.S. Operating Rooms Each Year

Johns Hopkins surgeons urge salvage of syringes, sutures, gauze, towels to improve care in developing countries ...

Can Bariatric Surgery Lead to Severe Headache?

MINNEAPOLIS – Bariatric surgery may be a risk factor for a condition that causes severe headaches, according to a study published in ...

State-of-the-art cancer centre to halve time from research to patient care

A game-changing medical alliance initiated by UNSW and the Prince of Wales Hospital has been launched by the NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Health and Medical Research Jillian Skinner. It will bring together – into one, new purpose-built facility – some of the country’s best cancer and blood disorder researchers and clinicians. ... Full story

Amputees discern familiar sensations across prosthetic hand

System providing sensation for more than two years ... Full story

Simple test may predict wound complications after soft tissue sarcoma surgery

MAYWOOD, Ill. - As many as 35 percent of patients who undergo surgery to remove soft tissue sarcomas experience wound-healing complications due to radiation they receive before surgery. ... Full story

The key to recovery

By Patricia Favre - Unlocking a door, turning a handle and running a tap are three actions that many people take for granted, but for a patient receiving occupational therapy they can be challenging. ... Full story

Mandel School researches how women in recovery managed personal networks with family and friend users

Substance abuse counselors and social workers often recommend recovering addicts establish new networks of non-using friends and supporters. ... Full story

Penn Vet Study Monitors Effects of IV Fluid on Circulation During Surgery

Almost anyone who has spent time in a hospital is familiar with the routine checks of blood pressure and oxygen levels that serve as signposts of a patient’s overall health. ... Full story

Swedish-Built Machine Makes Lung Transplants More Available

The final hope for many patients with severe lung disease is a transplant – but there is a chronic shortage of donated lungs. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital have tested a new method that makes it possible to use lungs that previously were discarded. Twenty-two additional lung patients have already received transplants using the new method. ... Full story

Mind-controlled prosthetic arms that work in daily life are now a reality

For the first time, robotic prostheses controlled via implanted neuromuscular interfaces have become a clinical reality. A novel osseointegrated (bone-anchored) implant system gives patients new opportunities in their daily life and professional activities. ... Full story

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