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Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Surgical masks good for most COVID-19 treatment: McMaster
McMaster University

The N95 respirator masks should be preserved for health-care workers involved in inserting breathing tubes for patients with COVID-19. More common medical masks are fine for all other COVID-19 treatment, says preliminary research from McMaster University.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
NYU Langone Health Develops Novel Tracheostomy Approach to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Risk of “Super-Spreading” Procedures
NYU Langone Health

Physicians at NYU Langone Health have developed a newer and perhaps safer approach to tracheostomy that addresses two important challenges: improve care for COVID-19 patients who require prolonged intubation and ventilator support, and reduce “super-spreading” events that pose a risk to healthcare workers.

Newswise: New Algorithm Aims to Protect Surgical Team Members Against Infection with COVID-19 Virus
Released: 6-Apr-2020 9:50 AM EDT
New Algorithm Aims to Protect Surgical Team Members Against Infection with COVID-19 Virus
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Researchers have created an algorithm that aims to protect operating room team members who perform urgent and emergency operations from COVID-19.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Estudio de Mayo Clinic descubre que operar espina bífida antes del nacimiento restablece la estructura cerebral
Mayo Clinic

La intervención quirúrgica realizada en un feto que aún se encuentra en el vientre materno con el fin reparar los defectos de la espina bífida motiva al cuerpo a restablecer la estructura normal del cerebro, descubrió un estudio de Mayo Clinic.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 5:50 PM EDT
Medicare Changes May Increase Access to TAVR
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The number of hospitals providing TAVR could double with changes to Medicare requirements. Researchers see reason for both excitement and concern.

Newswise: Not Too Young for Knee Replacement
Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Not Too Young for Knee Replacement
Hospital for Special Surgery

Advances in knee replacement surgery, such as robotic-assisted surgery and improvements in implant design and materials, make it a viable option for younger patients seeking pain relief.

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Released: 2-Apr-2020 10:30 AM EDT
COVID-19: American College of Surgeons issues statement on personal protective equipment shortages
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

With many health care facilities facing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE)—including face masks, gowns, and respirators—during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American College of Surgeons has released a statement on the issue.

Newswise: Device That Tracks Location of Nurses Repurposed to Record Patient Mobility
Released: 2-Apr-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Device That Tracks Location of Nurses Repurposed to Record Patient Mobility
Johns Hopkins Medicine

By repurposing badges originally designed to locate nurses and other hospital staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they can precisely monitor how patients in the hospital are walking outside of their rooms, a well-known indicator and contributor to recovery after surgery.


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