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Lessons healthcare workers can learn from Ebola crisis in Dallas

According to reports, the patient is currently in isolation and listed in serious condition. As the story unfolded, it was discovered that the patient had presented to the hospital a few days prior with nondescript complaints. However,...

source: By Joan Spitrey
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A Canadian group has successfully implanted a bioprosthetic pericardial valve (Tiara, Neovasc) with a minimally invasive transapical-access strategy in two patients with severe functional mitral regurgitation (MR). The transcatheter...

source: Medscape (Free login required)

Technology and robotics still transforming medicine Technology is taking over in surgical medicine and leads the next wave of discovery, says a visiting expert on surgical robotics and innovation. Ex-patriot Kiwi, Dr Catherine Mohr is a University of Auckland Hood Fellow,...

source: OrthoSpineNews

For those of us who remember Capri Suns, we undoubtedly recall struggling to insert the straw without piercing the back of the pouch. Believe it or not, the same thing occurs in surgery, according to Nikolai Begg, and it’s been a problem for over a century. Begg,...

source: Forbes

For those most severely affected, treating epilepsy means drilling through the skull deep into the brain to destroy the small area where the seizures originate — invasive, dangerous and with a long recovery period. Five years ago,...

source: Scientific Computing

Anesthesiologists can be counted on to properly staff and safely care for patients with Ebola, and they should be key players in planning for this possible, though unlikely, scenario at their hospitals, according to one anesthesiologist with experience with these challenges. With...

source: Medscape (free login required)

Doctors like to see what they are doing, and so they love magnetic resonance imaging scanners. MRI machines let them look inside the human body to see damaged tissues or dangerous tumors. But MRI machines are designed in such a way that doctors cannot work on a patient...

source: The Boston Globe

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