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December 2016

Surgeons Remove Thyroid Gland by Making 3 Small Incisions Inside the Mouth Underneath Lower Lip

Endoscopic transnoral thyroidectomy is part of a near-scarless endoscopy evolution.
Published: December 2, 2016

Anesthesiologist Dealing with Fallout Following Racially Insensitive Facebook Post About First Lady

After posting incendiary comments about Michelle Obama, Denver anesthesiologist barred from seeing patients and likely to be terminated from teaching position.
Published: December 2, 2016

Bill Promotes Pricing Transparency and Protects Physicians From EHR Penalties

The Senate is expected to vote on the 21st Century Cures Act early next week.
Published: December 1, 2016

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November 2016

Donald Trump Picks Staunch Obamacare Critic Tom Price, MD, as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

The 6-term representative from Georgia has a detailed plan for replacing Obamacare.
Published: November 29, 2016

Appendectomy Patients Don't Need an Overnight Stay

Researchers found little differences when they compared patients discharged on the day of an operation with those hospitalized overnight.
Published: November 16, 2016

A Look Back at OR Excellence

Pictures of the people who made this year's conference a smashing success.
Published: November 11, 2016

Drug-Resistant Fungus Linked to 4 Deaths in U.S. Hospitals

The CDC says Candida auris has been identified in a total of 13 cases here.
Published: November 9, 2016

Study: Patient Warming Doesn't Prevent SSIs in Clean Wound Surgery

Researchers find intraoperative hypothermia not significantly associated with SSIs.
Published: November 8, 2016

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October 2016

Why Do Joint Implants Fail?

Investigator examines failed artificial joints for clues.
Published: October 27, 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

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