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VA's simulation center, children's heart surgery: Inside OBJ's 2015 health care roundtable
Orlando Business Journal
Consider this your quick business update on all things healthcare in Central Florida.
During Orlando Business Journal's healthcare roundtable May 4, medical executives shared some upcoming plans and projects going on with their companies and organizations.
'Cut suits' add realism to trauma training
U-T San Diego
Medical students worked to staunch gunshot wounds as their patients moaned, screamed and often fought the care they received.
Though they sometimes appeared to gush blood, these wounds weren't real. Each victim in the scenario unfolding on the back lot of a former Kearny Mesa television studio was wearing a special "cut suit" made by Strategic Operations, a local company known for conducting realistic battlefield simulations for the military.
New exoskeleton robot could help stroke victims
This robot may look like something taken straight from a "Transformers" movie, but it actually has a significant real-life application. It could provide a unique data-driven therapy method for stroke victims and people with spinal and neurological injuries.
Med students learn empathy by practicing communication skills, observing doctors
Grand Forks Herald
As a senior medical student, Andrew Mills watched his teacher, an intensive care physician, talk with the family of a 20-year-old man who had tried to hang himself. "He had hung long enough that he was brain dead," Mills recalled. In a private room, the doctor went through every step of what had happened, what it meant, and what exactly would take place if the family chose to donate his organs.
Will wearable healthcare technology be a fad or a fixture?
Whether it's a FitBit or the Apple Watch or anything in between, wearables are perceived as a hot commodity right now with consumers. But while that market is expected to jump from $2 billion today to $40 billion by the end of the decade, there are questions as to whether it will grow beyond niche groups and embrace the public at large — and whether the healthcare community will jump on board.
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Cardiac side effects caused by drugs can be predicted using a simulated heart model
The Pharmaceutical Journal
A 3-D, computerized heart model can reliably and efficiently predict the risk of drug-induced disturbance to heart rhythm, according to a study published in Science Advances.
The multiscale heart model could also reduce the time needed to test cardiac drugs and make the drug discovery process less expensive than either clinical trials or animal experiments.
AccuVein vein visualization helps nursing schools prepare a new generation
PRWeb via Benzinga
AccuVein Inc., the global leader in vein visualization announced a distribution agreement with Medical Shipment for them to be AccuVein's exclusive distributor in the education market. Medical Shipment is a premium supplier of nursing equipment and supplies to nurse education institutions.
Resident as teacher: How to nurture strengths in medical students?
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These 3-D printed devices can repair damaged airways in kids' lungs
It's a medical breakthrough, thanks to a piece of technology most people are using to make plastic toys. Using a 3-D printer, a group of researchers just tested this lifesaving device on three very sick infants.
Study allays concerns that cardiothoracic physicians-in-training provide suboptimal care
American Association for Thoracic Surgery via Medical Xpress
A conundrum in medical education is how to train residents in complex and technically difficult procedures without reducing the quality of patient care. In an analysis of prospective data from a study of coronary artery bypass grafting, no differences were found in short-term or one-year patient outcomes and patency of grafts between properly supervised residents and attending surgeons.
Medical education and sneetches with stars
Proper clinical research exposure in medical school is a somewhat modern invention. Prior to changes implemented by Harvard Medical School in the 19th century, medicine was more application-focused, but gradually medical schools began to expose students to basic and clinical research. By the 20th century it was the norm that doctors would have a foundation in research and physician-scientists were their teachers.
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