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More men seeking vasectomy reversals
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A rising number of American men who underwent vasectomies — a procedure once considered permanent — are choosing microsurgeries to re-hook or reroute their reproductive tubes, effectively restoring their fertility, according to two leading urologists. More



Behind one hospital's fight against deadly infection
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A New Jersey hospital is leading the way in keeping virulent germs like C-diff from infecting patients. At stake are patient lives and federal money. More

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Surgical PAs elected to Board of Directors
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AASPA is pleased to announce the following surgical PAs were elected to the Board of Directors for the term July 1, 2012–June 30, 2014.

President Elect: Catherine Gaines, PA-C
Western Director-at-Large: Jon VanHorn, PA-C
Southeast Director-at-Large: Thomas O'Brien, PA-C


Discount deadline for the 12th Annual AASPA CME Meeting & Surgical Update is July 1
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We hope you will join us at the Hilton Suites Chicago/Magnificent Mile in Chicago for our 12th Annual AASPA CME Meeting, Sept. 27-30.

Be sure to register by July 1 to receive a discount.

Join fellow Surgical PAs, PA educators, PA students, Pre-PA Students and surgical industry leaders at the 12th Annual Surgical CME, preceding the Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons!

If you are looking for a qualified Surgical PA, this is the ideal venue to fill that position. For industry exhibitors looking for "high touch face time" with Surgical PAs, this is the ideal meeting for you!

For more information, including on how to sponsor or exhibit at the meeting, go to www.aaspa.com.




Fundamental Critical Care Support course
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For 2012 the Society of Critical Care's Fundamental Critical Care Support Course. According to the SCC, this course is a two-day comprehensive course addressing fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care. It will prepare you for the first 24 hours of management of the critically ill patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. It is also designed to assist the non-intensivist in dealing with sudden deterioration of the critically ill patient and to prepare nurses and other critical care practitioners to deal with acute deterioration in the critically ill patient.

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 Objectives
• Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill patient
• Select appropriate diagnostic tests
• Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient
• Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions
• Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare the practitioner for optimally accomplishing transfer

For more information and to register, go to our website.


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Mexican man gets double arm transplant
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A Mexican man whose arms were severely burned by electricity became the first patient in Latin America to receive a double arm transplant, doctors said. More

Prodigy, 21, to get MD from University of Chicago
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A 21-year-old Chicago man who began college at age 9 and medical school three years later is about to become the youngest student ever awarded an M.D. by the University of Chicago. Sho Yano, who was reading at age 2, writing at 3 and composing music at 5, will graduate this week from the Pritzker School of Medicine, where he also received a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and cell biology. More

Surgeon: Remove kidneys for transplant before donor's death
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The severe shortage of viable organs for transplantation in the U.S. has led a transplant surgeon to propose harvesting kidneys from people who are not dead yet. More

Therapy, new surgery techniques help in healing voice disorders
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Doctors at the University of Utah's Voice Disorders Center are trying new surgical techniques in addition to voice therapy on some patients to better heal voice disorders. More

More US teens diagnosed with kidney stones
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More teenagers are being diagnosed with kidney stones now than in years past, a study from one U.S. state suggests. The research, which followed Minnesota children from 1984 to 2008, found that the rate of kidney stones climbed 6 percent each year among teenagers. More

The best and worst master's degrees for jobs
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Although there are too few doctors in the U.S. and too few seats in medical schools, those shortages are good for one segment of the population: people who get degrees as physician assistants. More

Study: Surgeons don't make nearly as much as you think
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Patients imagine surgeons make a lot more money, at least on a per-surgery basis, than they really do — and believe they deserve even more, according to a new study. The findings are especially striking since they involve orthopedic surgeons, who happen to be among the nation's best-paid doctors. More


 

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