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FDA approves robotic system to open arteries
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The FDA has granted clearance for the CorPath 200 System, a robotic system that assists heart surgeons in restoring blood flow to blocked coronary arteries. More



Combined approach reduces surgery-site infections after colorectal procedures
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A surgical patient safety program that combines three components — accurate outcome measurement, support of hospital leadership and engaged frontline providers — reduces surgical site infections by 33 percent in patients who undergo colorectal procedures, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. More

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Deadline for the 12th Annual AASPA CME Meeting & Surgical Update is Aug. 30
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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.

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.

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Fiber scans show path for deep brain surgery
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High definition fiber tracking, or HDFT, could help surgeons plan their approach to remove brain tumors. Researchers report in the journal Neurosurgery that HDFT's colorful, detailed images of the brain's fiber network accurately reflect brain anatomy observed in surgical and laboratory studies. More

Flexible surgical needles go around your organs with ease
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New flexible needles with asymmetric tips are being developed so they can chart arced paths through the body, swerving past organs and dodging dense tissue. This could mean just one stick instead of many and could make many surgeries and procedures vastly less invasive. More



Surgical oncology fellowship grads turn to academic centers
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Three-fourths of recent graduates of surgical oncology fellowships go on to work in academic centers whereas 25 percent enter private practice, according to a new study presented at the 65th Annual Cancer Symposium of the Society of Surgical Oncology. More

Israeli doctors perform rare surgery on baby attached to placenta
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A rare, lifesaving operation performed with a baby still attached to the placenta was carried out at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer this weekend. This procedure, known as an extrauterine, intrapartum treatment — i.e., an operation outside the womb while the birth is in process — is extremely rare; the baby is currently in stable condition. More

Malaysian hospital separates conjoined twins
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Conjoined 15-month-old twins attached at the pelvis and sharing three legs were successfully separated at a Malaysian hospital in a complex 24-hour operation, according to reports. The boys, Muaiman and Muaimin Azli, were separated at Hospital Kuala Lumpur in an operation involving a 60-member medical team, including 19 surgeons and anesthetists, The Star newspaper reported. More

Bullied Georgia teen receives free plastic surgery
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Nadia Ilse is looking forward to the new school year, when she will no longer be called "Dumbo" by her peers for her "elephant ears." To ward off school bullies who began taunting her in the first grade for her ears, Nadia begged her mother at the age of 10 for an otoplasty — an operation to pin her ears back. The teen, now 14, was recently granted her wish by the Little Baby Face Foundation, a charity that provides free corrective surgery to children born with facial deformities. More
 

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