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Surgeons find a breakthrough in aneurysm
OneIndia News
Neurosurgeons at Manipal Hospital have come across a breakthrough in the otherwise complicated aneurysm surgery. The conventional method involved getting to the blood stream through an insertion in the large femoral artery in the upper leg, but this time, the doctors have corrected a balloon formation in an artery wall of the brain by creating a puncture in the patient's hand.
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2013 AASPA CME Meeting & Surgical Update
We hope you will join us Oct. 3-6 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, Va., for our 13th Annual AASPA CME Meeting in 2013.

Join fellow surgical PAs, PA educators, PA students, pre-PA students and surgical industry leaders at the 13th Annual Surgical CME, preceding the Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons!

This exciting, hands-on surgical meeting will be held at the fabulous Hilton Alexandria Old Town in the heart of historical Old Town Alexandria, Va.

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!

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Performance analytics keep surgeons on their toes
Health Data Management
In the fast-paced, volume-driven economic environment of the surgical suite, every minute-and every tool-counts. At Health Data Management’s Healthcare Analytics Symposium, Hazel Boyd described how the Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance is using data reporting tools to get a handle on a complex array of factors that drive OR economics. “Surgeons are competitive,” said the perioperative business manager at the three-hospital delivery system. "They want to be fastest, slickest, with least amount of infections. But they don’t know how much it costs when they ask for that one little knife that costs a thousand dollars every time they use it."
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Study: Less than half of orthopedic sports medicine surgeons use disclosure information to interpret
Healio
A majority of sports medicine physicians believe disclosure data is important in interpreting data in a study, however, nearly half of those surgeons surveyed will use this data, according to a presenter here. The researchers sent 750 orthopedic surgeons a survey about using disclosure information to interpret study results.
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Female surgeon numbers slower to rise
BBC News
The reason there are fewer women surgeons than men could be because they think they will be less likely to succeed, research has claimed. The University of Exeter said the number of women in most specialties has risen substantially but the rise in female surgeons was "more modest". Statistics from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) show only 9 percent are women.

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Doctor performs 1st Google Glass-equipped surgery
PC Magazine
Dr. Rafael Grossmann, of the Eastern Maine Medical Center, recently performed his first Google surgery with Google Glass in tow. As far as we can tell, it's also the first such Google Glass-equipped surgery in the device's history — complete with a corresponding Google...

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Doctors saved lives, if not legs, in Boston
The New York Times
So many patients arrived at once, with variations of the same gruesome leg injuries. Shattered bones, shredded tissue, nails burrowed deep beneath the flesh. The decision had to be made, over and over, with little time to deliberate. "As an orthopedic surgeon, we see patients...

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Surgeons save teen's sight using pioneering laser surgery
Medical News Today
U.K. eye surgeons have saved the sight of a 16-year-old boy using laser treatment inspired by "tongue and groove" floor boards. James Bowden was facing blindness after suffering from an eye condition called Keratoconus, which occurs when the cornea of the eye becomes cone-shaped as a result of thinning layers near the center of the eye.
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Researchers create surgical knife that can detect cancer tissue
MedCity News
Scientists have created an "intelligent" surgical knife that can detect in seconds whether tissue being cut is cancerous, promising more effective and accurate surgery in future. The device, built by researchers at London's Imperial College, could allow doctors to cut back on additional operations to remove further pieces of cancerous tumors.
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Skull surgery offers perils and potential
The New York Times
Unable to reduce the swelling with medications, neurosurgeons decided to remove a large portion of the girl’s skull. Once they had done so, her brain bulged through the opening. The operation relieved the pressure and saved her brain, but it was not enough to save her life. The girl, whose parents asked that she not be named to protect her privacy, died of the other injuries she sustained in the crash.
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Ex-cardiovasular surgeon has a new approach to the artificial pancreas
MedCity News
Arne Lande, a retired cardiovascular surgeon in Northport, says he has a break-through idea for developing a long-sought artificial pancreas for insulin-dependent diabetics. If approved by the Federal Drug Administration, his small artificial pancreas could dramatically change treatment of diabetes and have a possible economic impact on Northport.
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First robotic-assisted stent placement in acute heart-attack patient
Fort Mill Times
Corindus Vascular Robotics announced that Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center in Aberdeen, S.D., became the first hospital to perform a Robotic Angioplasty for a patient with an acute heart-attack, achieving a far better door-to-balloon time than the national standard. The percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was performed by interventional cardiologist Dr. Puneet Sharma, to treat a patient that had experienced a heart-attack and presented to the Sanford Aberdeen emergency department.
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Anatomy expert is creating digital models to train surgical students
Medical Xpress
An anatomy expert at Iowa State University is developing digital tools that could help surgical students gain nearly lifelike experience with a scalpel without having to cut into cadavers or living subjects. Diana Peterson, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences in ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine, has high hopes for a project that could lead to realistic surgical training in a virtual world.
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