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Mixed Reviews for Knee Surgery Drug

After inconclusive trial, observers still see promise for post-arthroscopy remedy.

Published: December 31, 2012

Sen. Crapo Charged With DUI

Key ASC industry supporter arrested early Sunday morning.

Published: December 26, 2012

"Never Events" Happen Every Day in U.S. Operating Rooms

Review of malpractice claims finds retained objects, wrong-site surgery happen 4,000 times a year.

Published: December 21, 2012

Laser Cataract Surgery On the Go

Ophthalmic outsourcing firm launches mobile femtosecond laser unit.

Published: December 20, 2012

Download Sleep Apnea Toolkit

Free resource covers everything from screening to post-discharge.

Published: December 18, 2012

Suture Distributor Sues Market Leaders Over Alleged Unfair Practices

Suture Express accuses Cardinal Health, Owens & Minor of manipulating prices, threatening customers, impeding competitors.

Published: December 18, 2012

Can Light Therapy in Nasal Passages Slash SSIs?

Light-activated disinfection method reduces infections nearly 40% in pilot study.

Published: December 18, 2012

CRNA Involved in Vegas Hep C Outbreak Cops Plea

Aging anesthetist hopes to avoid significant jail time in exchange for key testimony.

Published: December 12, 2012

High-Dose Zofran Pulled from Market Over Cardiac Concerns

32mg, single IV dose of anti-emetic increases cardiac electrical activity.

Published: December 12, 2012

Tiny Tears in Surgeon's Gloves Cause Big Problems

Cedars-Sinai cardiac surgeon unwittingly infected 5 patients with staph, says hospital.

Published: December 11, 2012

EMRs May Trigger Physical Complaints

Don't overlook ergonomics when implementing electronics, researcher warns.

Published: December 11, 2012

Is Upper Endoscopy Overused for GERD?

American College of Physicians recommends limiting the procedure.

Published: December 6, 2012

Colon Cancer Breathalyzer?

Study touts potential of simple, non-invasive screening option.

Published: December 6, 2012

New Strains of Bacteria, Fungus Found in NECC Drugs

CDC also warns of uptick in spinal abscess, osteomyelitis reports.

Published: December 6, 2012

Employers Go Shopping for Low, Fixed Rates for Surgery

Growing number of companies seek out hospitals offering good deals on surgery.

Published: December 5, 2012

Patient Safety

How to Just Say No to Retained Objects

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