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'Dead' hearts give life to transplant patients

A trio of breakthrough heart transplants made history in October as surgeons in Australia transplanted "dead" hearts into three patients. Two of the three patients are recovering nicely, the third had more recent heart transplant surgery and is recovering in the intensive...

source: By Alan Kelsky
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The first long-term study of a pioneering endoscopic laser treatment for early vocal-cord cancer, developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and previously shown to provide optimal voice outcomes, finds that it is...

source: Health Canal

A new report from Decision Resources Group shows the minimally invasive spine technology market will grow over the next eight years.

source: OrthoSpineNews

Hospitals are charged with the dual task of keeping patients well while also keeping patients safe. The two are inextricably linked, as patient safety concerns often tie directly into patient health concerns — hand hygiene, transitions of care and medication errors...

source: Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality

This week, Time magazine announced its Person of the Year: the Ebola fighters. The runners-up included notable people such as Vladimir Putin and the Ferguson protestors. All of those considered where notable newsmakers this year, but nothing captivated the news —...

source: By Joan Spitrey

Surgery remains the most effective curative treatment for esophageal cancer. Yet, many eligible patients do not undergo esophagectomy. An analysis of the NCI's SEER database found that Black and Hispanic patients were significantly...

source: OncLive

Weight loss surgery may lessen the frequency and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms, according to findings from two new studies. The findings appear to result in large part from the correction of metabolic abnormalities. Both studies were published online Dec. 8 in...

source: Medscape (free login required)


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