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Project joints: Swiping away surgical infections

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July 9, 2013
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They go in hoping surgery will fix their problem, but come out with a potentially deadly dilemma. Every year 300 thousand Americans get a surgical site infection. A recent report found they’re the most common healthcare-associated infections in the US.


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CBC (July 18, 2013) — People who've had certain metal-on-metal hip implants are more likely to need the artificial joints replaced compared with more traditional hip implants, according to a new Canadian report.
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Superglue Halts Bleeding in Kansas Baby's Brain

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AP (June 11, 2013) — Doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital have saved an infant with a rare, life-threatening condition by using surgical superglue.
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New Technology to Calm Racing Hearts

New Technology to Calm Racing Hearts

Ivanhoe (Sep. 12, 2013) — About three million Americans suffer from irregular heartbeats. Some people can be treated with medicine, but others need surgical intervention. Now doctors are using computerized magnetic navigation to calm racing hearts.
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Fast Track: Treatments for Alzheimer's, Post-Surgical Pain, and Oral Mucositis

Fast Track: Treatments for Alzheimer's, Post-Surgical Pain, and Oral Mucositis

Ivanhoe (Sep. 10, 2013) — Researchers are on the fast track to develop a treatment designed to reduce neuro-psychiatric symptoms, or NPS, in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are also getting the green light to develop a treatment that could prevent post-surgical chronic pain. Another potential breakthrough in the fast lane: a treatment for oral mucositis.
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