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October 2016

One Small Incision in the Navel Is All That's Needed With New Lap Chole System

The Fortimedix FMX314 requires one 15-millimeter trocar in the umbilicus.
Published: October 19, 2016

At ORX, a Tragedy Recounted Underscores The Urgency of Eliminating Medical Errors

After losing his wife in a car accident and his son to a medication error days later, Ridley Barron decided to make sure something good came from the tragedy.
Published: October 13, 2016

ORX Attendees Learn How to Add Outpatient Total Joints

It was standing room only at the special preconference workshop.
Published: October 13, 2016

At ORX, an Expert Recipe for Improved Patient Safety

Leadership, teamwork and communication are key, says Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA, CPE, CPPS.
Published: October 13, 2016

ORX Panel: Why You Should Post Your Prices Online

Expert panel details how to make your prices for surgery transparent.
Published: October 12, 2016

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September 2016

Philly Eye Facility Adds 4 Inpatient Beds, Insists It's Now a Hospital

But CMS says 4 beds do not a hospital make.
Published: September 29, 2016

Doc No Longer Facing Drug-Theft Charges, But Hospital That Accused Him in Hot Water

Effort to catch alleged drug thief compromised the privacy of hundreds of women.
Published: September 27, 2016

A Colonoscope You Won't Have to Reprocess

Forget the dangers and hassles associated with reprocessing with this one-and-done scope that'll sell for about $200.
Published: September 12, 2016

Simethicone in Scopes Could Pose Infection Risk

Researchers sound warning on using the anti-flatulence agent to clear the view in endoscopes.
Published: September 9, 2016

Clinic Where Joan Rivers Was Stricken Sues Its Insurance Carrier

Yorkville Endoscopy claims The Hartford is refusing to pay covered legal bills.
Published: September 7, 2016

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August 2016

How Well Do PONV Predicting Systems Work?

Study finds the best are only fair to good.
Published: August 31, 2016

Is Medicare Ready to Reimburse Outpatient Knee Replacement?

Advisory panel recommendation opens the door for ambulatory arthroplasty.
Published: August 23, 2016

$22 Million Suit: 2 Dropped Instruments Left Patient Paralyzed

The tools reportedly landed on the patient's spinal cord during surgery to relive a pinched nerve.
Published: August 23, 2016

Study: UV Lamps Reduce Bacteria on Computer Keyboards by 99%

A new study suggests that UV lamps could help lower the risk of healthcare-associated infections.
Published: August 16, 2016

Report: Anesthesiologist's Blocks Blinded 5 Cataract Patients in One Morning

Patients reportedly screamed as anesthesiologist working his first day at the center inserted the needle.
Published: August 15, 2016

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