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July 2016

Ortho Docs Debate Newly Developed Surgery on Newly Discovered Ligament

Is the anterolateral ligament, which runs along the outside of knee, the key to successful ACL repair?
Published: July 26, 2016

Physician Charged With Multiple Felonies in Providing Drugs to Woman He Met on seekingarrangements.com

Sean Fogler, MD, allegedly provided heroin, fentanyl, propofol, Percocet and other drugs to a woman he met through an online dating website.
Published: July 25, 2016

Study: Minimizing Door Openings During Surgery Lowers Surgical Site Infection Rate

One hospital reduced its infection rate by decreasing foot traffic in and out of the ORs.
Published: July 19, 2016

Hackers Install Ransomware on ASC Computer Network

Pa. surgery center, fearing massive data breach, offers 13,000 patients a year of free credit monitoring.
Published: July 13, 2016

Feds Finally Freeing Funds for Meningitis Outbreak Victims

The Department of Justice will distribute $40 million — those who suffered "catastrophic injuries" are eligible to receive a maximum of $50,000.
Published: July 13, 2016

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June 2016

FDA OKs First Implant to Reshape Cornea

The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay improves near vision by changing the shape of the cornea.
Published: June 30, 2016

Anesthesia Group Must Pay Up After Patient Bleeds Out in Recovery

A hernia repair patient suffered from internal bleeding in PACU for more than 2 hours before undergoing emergency surgery.
Published: June 28, 2016

Did Hospital Ignore Contaminated Scopes and Infected Patients?

When nurse pushed for officials to report the outbreak, she claims she was forced out of her job.
Published: June 24, 2016

AmSurg, Envision Healthcare Merge to Form Physician Staffing Giant

What will become of AmSurg's 250 ambulatory surgery centers?
Published: June 22, 2016

Obesity Device Drains a Portion of Stomach Contents After Meals Into the Toilet

The AspireAssist obesity device consists of a tube that connects the inside of the stomach to a port outside of the abdomen.
Published: June 15, 2016

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May 2016

Patient Wakes Up, Makes Death Threats to Connecticut Surgery Center Staff

Police say she hit and punched staff members, yelled "I'm one of those bad people!"
Published: May 31, 2016

Potential Doomsday mcr-1 Gene Found in First U.S. Patient

The mutant gene resists all known antibiotics and can easily be passed between bacteria.
Published: May 31, 2016

Bair Hugger Target of Suit Claiming It Caused Deadly Infection

Manufacturer blames rival and opportunistic lawyers, insists warming device is safe.
Published: May 26, 2016

UnitedHealthcare Accused of Withholding Payments to Indiana ASCs

The insurer says it's merely recouping past overpayments.
Published: May 24, 2016

ACS Improves Its Surgical Risk Calculator

The popular online tool will be modified later this year to become even more accurate.
Published: May 20, 2016

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