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3. Changing medical simulation with 3-D printing

From May 11: The 3-D printing movement has been featured in countless articles and media describing the changes it will bring to manufacturing, technology and the world. But what can we expect to see in the medical simulation community? Currently, the majority of medical...

source: By David Escobar
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Overall rates of perioperative major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) — defined as in-hospital all-cause death, MI, or ischemic stroke — decreased in patients who had major noncardiac surgery in the...

source: Medscape (free login required)

For patients undergoing bariatric surgery, postoperative incentive spirometry (IS) does not affect postoperative hypoxemia, arterial oxygen saturation, or postoperative pulmonary complications, according to a study published online Jan....

source: HealthDay News via DoctorsLounge

Many people experience an extended period of confusion when they awake after surgery. This acute confusional state, called delirium, particularly affects older adults and poses an important clinical challenge as it can lead to greater postoperative complications and may...

source: ScienceDaily

Since the Affordable Care Act eliminated certain out-of-pocket costs, the mammography rate has increased, according to a study published in Cancer. The study found that the removal of out-of-pocket costs may help overcome a barrier to receiving recommended preventive services....

source: Modern Healthcare

A 17-year study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, has concluded that screening mammography — in which all women in certain age groups are routinely screened for breast cancer — does not reduce the incidence of advanced tumors, but does increase the...

source: The New York Times

The NCI started enrolling patients in the NCI-MATCH trial in August 2015 with the goal of finding better treatments for patients with cancer based on the molecular profiles of their tumors rather than their tumor types. The trial marks a...

source: Oncology Times

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