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Neurosurgery, neurosurgery and technology, Patient Engagement, Doctor - patient interaction, Patient-Doctor Relationship

UH Neurosurgery Resident James Wright, MD, Receives Funding for Proposal Using Surgical Theater to Improve Patient and Resident Experience

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A neurosurgery resident has received funding to use a neurosurgical 3-D virtual reality program to enhance patient-doctor communication.

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Kidney Transplant, Living Donor Kidney Transplant, paired exchange transplant, kidney transplant chain

How One Altruistic Living Donor Helped Save The Lives of Three Kidney Transplant Patients

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Three Loyola Medicine kidney transplant patients received kidneys from three living donors on the same day in a transplant chain.

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Ut Southwestern, Heart

More Not Necessarily Better with Heart Valve Operations

New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists counters long-held beliefs that hospitals performing greater numbers of heart valve surgeries have better outcomes.

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Cataract, Eye Surgery, ocular surgery, Glaucoma, retina surgery, eye policy, outpatient care, Medicare Spending

Increased Use of Ambulatory Surgery Centers for Cataract Surgery

A University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center study shows over the past decade the proportion of cataract surgeries performed at surgery centers has outpaced surgeries done in hospitals.

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pediatric cardiology, CHD, Congenital Heart Disease, Blalock-Taussig shunt, PDA stent

For Infants with Certain Forms of Heart Disease, Are Shunts or Stents Better to Maintain Blood Flow Until Surgery?

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Infants with various forms of congenital heart disease require a stable source of blood flow to their lungs in order to survive until a more definitive operation can be performed. In a recent study, pediatric researchers compared two methods to provide that flow: a shunt to reroute blood and an implanted stent to maintain an open path for blood flow. They found that stents were preferable for selected patients.

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Orthopaedics, overlapping surgeries

Patients and Families Aren't Comfortable with 'Overlapping Surgeries,' Survey Finds

Patients and family members are either neutral or uncomfortable with the idea of "overlapping" or "concurrent" surgery, where the attending surgeon isn't present in the operating room for part of the procedure, according to survey results published in the November 15, 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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Heart Attack, Surgery, predictive diagnostics, Predictive Analytics, predictive calculator, Geriatric-Sensitive Perioperative Cardiac Risk Index

New Tool Predicts Risk of Heart Attack in Older Surgery Patients

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A tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools. By having more accurate information, older patients and their physicians can make an informed decision on whether to undergo surgery.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, , School of Engineering at Rensselaer , virtual surgery, Training Surgeons , Noninvasive, noninvasive cancer screening, Physical Simulator , Virtual Simulation, Machine Learning, Operating Room, Simulator Training , Suvranu De , Xavier Intes , American College Of Surgeons, Brain Imaging Technology , Surgical Training Pr

Noninvasive Brain Imaging Shows Readiness of Trainees To Perform Operations

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While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (OR), few studies have evaluated how well trainees transfer those skills from the simulator to the OR. Now, a study led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that used noninvasive brain imaging to evaluate brain activity has found that simulator-trained medical students successfully transferred those skills to operating on cadavers and were faster than peers who had no simulator training.

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ACS Clinical Congress, Surgery

Arizona Surgeon Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, FACS, Elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, FACS, Tucson, Ariz., was recently elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the College’s annual Clinical Congress, held in San Diego, Calif., October 22-26.

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Diabetes & Endocrinology, Diabetes, bioartificial pancreas, Pancreas Transplant

Can a Common Ingredient in Laundry Detergent Help Advance Diabetes Research?

Being able to build a bioartificial pancreas offers the potential to cure type 1 diabetes. A major challenge with the effort is how to supply the structure with enough oxygen to keep the cells alive. Now, new research suggests that oxygen-generating compounds found in some laundry detergents may play a key role.







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