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CICU, ICU, Icu Patients, Cardiology, Heart Surgery, Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care

Cardiac ICU Patient Composition Is Changing Over Time

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A new University of Michigan study finds slightly more than half of heart patients are admitted to the CICU for noncardiac conditions, such as sepsis or renal failure, rather than for a heart condition.

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adaptive sports, adaptive surfing, Hospital For Special Surgery, Physical Therapy, Cerebral Palsy, cerebral palsy rehabilitation, pediatric orthopedic surgery, Surfing

Hospital Patients Make a Splash on Adaptive Surfing Trip in Long Beach

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Hospital for Special Surgery is giving new meaning to the term "patient care." The hospital took patients with cerebral palsy and other physical conditions on an adaptive surfing trip on Long Island.

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Antifreeze, Organ Transplant, Organs, Ice Cream, Freeze, ice, Synthetic, Protein, Airplane, Technology, Breakthrough, Ice Crystals

Antifreeze to Improve Aeroplanes, Ice Cream and Organ Transplants

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The design of aeroplane wings and storing organs for transplant could both become safer and more effective, thanks to a synthetic antifreeze which prevents the growth of ice crystals, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.

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Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Medicine, prolapse surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Urogynecology

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Program at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn Advances Quality of Life

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Cedric Olivera, MD, clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NYU School of Medicine and one of the few female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialists in Brooklyn, changed patient Barbara Sampayo's life with pelvic prolapse surgery.

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Mount Sinai Health System, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Aortic Valve Replacement, Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), Cardiology

The Mount Sinai Hospital Earns Highest Rating for Patient Care by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Recognized in the Top 3% of All United States and Canadian Hospitals for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Aortic Valve Replacement

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Esophageal Cancer, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, K. Robert Shen, MD, Mayo Clinic, Female patients, Chemoradiation, Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Bone Marrow, stem, Stem Cell, Blood Disease, Blood Disorders, Lymphoma, Myeloma

Stem Cell Transplant Program Celebrates First Year

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center began helping New Mexicans with blood disorders a little more than one year ago. It is the state’s only bone marrow transplant program. The program offers treatment choices for people with lymphoma and myeloma and will expand to help people with other blood disorders.

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Ketamine, Cerebellum, Edema, Anoxia, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Brain Injury, imaging findings

Clinical Appearance and Unusual Imaging Findings of Pediatric Ketamine Overdose

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This is a case report about a 10-month-old infant who inadvertently ingested ketamine. The authors offer details of the pastient's clinical course as well as unexpected imaging findings.

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Hartford Consensus, active shooter, Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Most People Expect Physicians and Nurses to Protect Them From Harm in the Hospital

Hospitals are not off limits to tragic shooting events, and with these incidents on the rise in public places, more than half of the general public expects that physicians and nurses will protect them from harm if an active shooter event erupts while they’re in the hospital.

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Brain Aneurysm

SLU Surgeons Study “Awake Aneurysm Surgery” for Better Outcomes

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Saint Louis University researchers are encouraged by study results which they hope can reduce the risks associated with this type of brain surgery.







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