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New approach to knee surgery spares tissue
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Pioneering Newport News surgeon Anthony Carter has adopted MAKOplasty system using 3-D modeling and robotic arm to perform minimally invasive robotic orthopedic surgery. More



New approach to care after surgery reduces hospital stays, costs
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A bold new approach that gets people out of the hospital more quickly after a major cancer surgery is producing excellent outcomes and reducing costs for patients at the University of Virginia Health System, a new study shows. More

Limiting blood transfusion thresholds could save more lives
By Nirupama Mulherkar, Ph.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding, a restrictive strategy significantly improved outcomes compared with a liberal transfusion approach, according to the findings of a randomized, controlled trial. According to the researchers, "acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a common emergency condition associated with high morbidity and mortality," and blood transfusions are potentially lifesaving in these patients. More

Medicare SGR repeal price tag plummets
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The amount of funding that Congress needs to eliminate the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula that helps determine physician pay has dropped significantly after years of lower-than-expected gains in healthcare spending, according to federal budget authorities. More

Download the AASPA app today!
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AASPA is pleased to announce the release of its new app, available in the iTunes store for both iPhone and iPad users. With this app, members and nonmembers can keep up to date with what's going on in AASPA. Use the app to find:
  • Event Schedules
  • Surveys
  • Medical Wall
  • Social Media
  • Newsletter
  • Medical QR Scanner
  • Breaking News
  • Medical Notepad
  • Many more features!
Nonmembers can find out what it takes to be a surgical physicians assistant and determine which field would suit them best. Members will enjoy the peace of mind of knowing exactly what is going on in the association at any given time. AASPA is proud to go mobile and encourages current and potential members to download this app for more information.
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Mohs surgery OK in seniors aged 90 years or older
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Mohs micrographic surgery is safe in seniors aged 90 years or older, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. More

Michigan considers change to heart surgery quality measures
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In updating certificate-of-need standards for open-heart surgery, a state committee proposes using quality measures developed the Michigan Society of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons to judge the performance of open-heart programs. If a hospital fails to achieve an adequate score in a rating system developed by the society, the Michigan Department of Community Health could then force improvements. More

Insights from the industry: An interview with Thomas Cherry, Cook Medical
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April Cashin-Garbutt interviews Thomas Cherry with Cook Medical regarding otolaryngology, and head and neck surgery. Cook Medical is the world's largest privately held medical device manufacturer. More

General anesthesia ups knee replacement complications
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For patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, use of general anesthesia is associated with a significant increase in complications compared with spinal anesthesia, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. More


 

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