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Recognize an overdose, save a life

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Every day nearly 200 people die from an overdose of drugs or from alcohol poisoning, with opioids responsible for the majority. Recognizing the signs and knowing how to respond to medical emergencies, including carrying and administering naloxone in cases of opioid overdose, can save lives says the ASA.

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Emergency Medicine, Pain, Patient Safety, Substance Abuse, Surgery,

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22-Jan-2020 10:25 AM EST
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University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center treats its first glioblastoma patient with genetically modified poliovirus

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center treated its first patient in a new clinical trial to validate the groundbreaking effects of the poliovirus on glioblastoma (GBM), a deadly Grade IV cancer of the brain. UH is the only Midwest site participating in this clinical trial, which was initiated at Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, NC. The original study, which ran from 2012-2017, was published in New England Journal of Medicine in July 2018 as well as highlighted on “60 Minutes” in 2015 and again in 2018. The study found that survival rates were significantly higher in glioblastoma patients who received an intratumoral infusion of a modified viral chimera combining the polio and rhinoviruses (PVSRIPO immunotherapy) compared to patients receiving standard treatment at the same institution.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Healthcare, Immunology, Neuro, Surgery, NEJM,

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24-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
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Benefits of Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida Persist in School-Age Children

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In a follow-up to the landmark 2011 study that demonstrated prenatal surgery for spina bifida has measurable benefits over surgery after birth for one of the most disabling neural tube defects, researchers have published new findings. These findings show significant physical and emotional benefits a decade later in school-age children who received corrective surgery in the womb for myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida.

Channels: Children's Health, Healthcare, OBGYN, Surgery, Women's Health, All Journal News,

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22-Jan-2020 5:00 PM EST
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Benefits of Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida Continue Through School Age, National Study Shows

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida, a procedure pioneered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in 1997, continue through school age, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reports today in the journal Pediatrics.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Clinical Trials, Healthcare, Neuro, OBGYN, Surgery, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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23-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST
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Oral Hormone-Blocking Drug May Help with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Thomas Jefferson University

In women with uterine fibroids, the drug elagolix suppresses ovarian hormone production and prevents heavy menstrual bleeding

Channels: All Journal News, Clinical Trials, Healthcare, OBGYN, Pharmaceuticals, Surgery, Women's Health, NEJM,

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23-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST
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NYU Langone Performs First U.S. Heart Transplant Using Novel Organ Revitalization Technique

NYU Langone Health

The NYU Langone Transplant Institute performs innovative heart transplant surgery that will increase organ availability for heart transplants.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Surgery, Transplantation, All Journal News,

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23-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Patients Beyond Borders Announces Top 10 Cities for Medical Tourists in 2020

Patients Beyond Borders Announces Top 10 Cities for Medical Tourists in 2020

Patients Beyond Borders

Relentlessly rising consumer medical expenses have contributed to millions of US patients seeking affordable treatment abroad. Patients Beyond Borders has researched the most-traveled metropolitan areas for the international healthcare consumer, at savings of 40-85%

Channels: Business Ethics, Healthcare, Surgery, India News, Mexico News, Southeast Asia News, Medical Tourism, Travel and Transportation, Staff Picks,

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21-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Morristown Medical Center Raises the Roof on Cardiac Care, Completing Two-Story Expansion of New Jersey’s Leading Heart Hospital

Morristown Medical Center Raises the Roof on Cardiac Care, Completing Two-Story Expansion of New Jersey’s Leading Heart Hospital

Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, nationally recognized for heart care, today opened the second of two new 36-bed units for patients with heart disease, completing a two-story expansion of the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute. The unit opened today will serve cardiac surgery patients, while the first 36-bed unit, which opened in November, serves structural heart disease patients who have complex disorders and diseases of the heart.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Surgery, Local - New Jersey,

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21-Jan-2020 10:25 AM EST
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