Surgeons in France have successfully replaced the aortic valve in two patients without opening the chest during surgery. The procedure, using totally endoscopic aortic valve replacement (TEAVR), shows potential for improving quality of life of heart patients by offering significantly reduced chest trauma. It is described in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, an official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
– American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)|3/11/2014 4:00 PM EDT
Two common procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse without vaginal mesh are comparable in safety and efficacy, according to research published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers also found that behavioral and pelvic floor muscle therapy (BPMT) did not improve urinary incontinence or prolapse symptoms in affected women.
– Loyola University Health System|3/11/2014 4:00 PM EDT
Very young children often don't view an artistic copycat negatively, but that changes by the age of 5 or 6, even in countries that place less value on intellectual property rights than the U.S.
– University of Washington|3/11/2014 3:00 PM EDT
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the first hospital in the country to utilize OrthoSecure(TM), a novel computer-based system for operating rooms that is designed to improve the care of patients undergoing a knee or hip replacement and to minimize the number of implant parts that are erroneously opened and not used. OrthoSecure(TM) could lead to increased efficiency and significant saving to the U.S. health care industry.
– Hospital for Special Surgery|3/11/2014 2:30 PM EDT
Lessons Learned Managing Geriatric Patients Offer Framework for Improved Care for Those With Complex Health Problems
A large team of experts led by a Johns Hopkins geriatrician reports that efforts to improve the care of older adults and others with complex medical needs will fall short unless public policymakers focus not only on preventing hospital readmission rates, but also on better coordination of community-based “care transitions.” Lessons learned from managing such transitions for older patients, they say, may offer a framework for overall improvement.
– Johns Hopkins Medicine|3/11/2014 2:00 PM EDT
A woman near death after carbon monoxide poisoning at the Talladega Nascar race is saved through use of ECMO by UAB physicians
– University of Alabama at Birmingham|3/11/2014 2:00 PM EDT
Patients with an existing relationship with a doctor ranked as lower performing were no more likely to switch doctors than patients with higher performing doctors, finds a new study in Health Services Research.
– Health Behavior News Service|3/11/2014 1:10 PM EDT
HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care Sponsors Continuing Medical Education Program at LifeBridge Health
HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care, a program of Maryland-based Righttime Medical Care, is providing an educational grant to support a continuing medical education program for certified athletic trainers developed by the LifeBridge Health Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute.
– LifeBridge Health|3/11/2014 1:00 PM EDT
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