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Data lacking on pediatric surgery outcomes
MedPage Today
Relationships between surgical volume and outcome appear to extend to pediatric populations, although variation in studies' definitions and methods confounded efforts to compare results, authors of a literature review concluded. More than three-fourths of the studies showed positive correlations between experience and primary outcomes, reported Jarod McAteer, MD, of the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital, and colleagues.
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Surgeon performs robotic laparoscopic procedure on pregnant patient
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston via News Medical
Performing surgery on a pregnant patient is a delicate matter. Risks to both mother and baby must be carefully weighed in every decision a surgeon makes. Recently, at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, a surgeon performed a groundbreaking robotic laparoscopic procedure on a 35-year-old pregnant patient whose cervix was too short to sustain a pregnancy.
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Register for the 2013 FCCS — Fundamental Critical Care Support
AASPA
Management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care. Two day course - 16 hours of CME and Certificate of Completion and card.

Course Purpose
  • To better prepare the non-intensivist for the first 24 hours of management of the critically ill patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged.
  • To assist the non-intensivist in dealing with sudden deterioration of the critically ill patient.
  • To prepare house staff for ICU coverage.
  • To prepare critical care practitioners to deal with acute deterioration in the critically ill patient.
Course will be held before the 13th Annual AASPA CME Meeting at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria. Register today!

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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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Bill would have hospitals post cost info on HIE
Government Health IT
The North Carolina Senate is considering a bill that would require hospitals to list prices for the 50 most common episodes of care on the North Carolina Health Information Exchange website. The Health Care Cost Reduction and Transparency Act would fill a big void in helping patients understand and compare the costs of treatments at different providers, the sponsors say.
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Surgeon uses drainpipes to make prosthetic legs for Syrian amputees
AlertNet
When friends and colleagues asked Viquar Qurashi how best to help Syrian refugees, he knew the answer immediately. "Send them money? No. Send blankets or tents? Forget it. These are things that anyone can do. Let’s do something that very few people can do," he replied. Qurashi, an orthopedic surgeon based in Dudley, U.K., flew to Turkey in January to help refugees who had lost their legs in the Syrian civil war.
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Preoperative warming does not appear to be beneficial
HealthDay News via Physician's Briefing
Prewarming devices do not seem to affect patients' postoperative temperatures, nor do they reduce the proportion of patients who experience postoperative hypothermia, according to two studies published in the AORN Journal.
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More women, more complications with minimally invasive kidney stone surgery
Henry Ford Health System via Medical Xpress
While the number of people — especially women — who have a minimally invasive procedure to remove kidney stones has risen in recent years, so has the rate of complications related to the surgery, according to a published study by Henry Ford Hospital.
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Data lacking on pediatric surgery outcomes
MedPage Today
Relationships between surgical volume and outcome appear to extend to pediatric populations, although variation in studies' definitions and methods confounded efforts to compare results, authors of a literature review concluded.

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Booming spinal surgery triggers innovative approaches
Plastics Today
The rapid growth of efforts to alleviate lower back pain is driving innovation in surgical procedures, and in at least one case creating new opportunities for engineering plastics.

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Study: Weekends worse for surgery
The New York Times
Emergency surgeries performed on a weekend may have poorer results than the same operation performed on a weekday, a new study concludes.

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Study: Nerve blocks after TKA, THA associated with falls
Orthopedics Today via Healio
Educating patients preoperatively about how to walk after total knee or hip arthroplasty can help reduce the number of falls that occur in patients who receive a nerve block postoperatively, according to a presenter at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
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Developing a culture-based workforce: Top healthcare workplaces share best practices
Becker's Hospital Review
There no doubt are many factors that go into making a hospital or health system a great place to work, but one of the fundamentals is hiring and retaining excellent, motivated employees. Employees who enjoy coming to work and interacting with patients, visitors and each other help perpetuate a positive workplace culture and make a hospital or health system a great place to be for everyone.
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What type of EHR data do US physicians believe patients should be able to update?
iHealthBeat
Seventy-nine percent of surveyed U.S. doctors say that patients should be able to update all demographic information in their electronic health record, according to a recent report from Accenture. The report found that 16 percent of surveyed U.S. doctors say that patients should be able to update some demographic information in their EHR and 5 percent say that patients should not have the ability to update any demographic data.
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