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Daytime is Best for Lap Choles

Overnight, they're more likely to convert to open cases.
Published: September 30, 2014

Can We Predict the Quality of Recovery?

Researchers explore the cellular basis for post-surgical healing.
Published: September 26, 2014

Patient Sues, But Facility, Physicians Not Liable for Tooth Loss

Patient had poor dental health and clenched on bite block after procedure.
Published: September 25, 2014

No One Noticed and No Alarms Sounded When Tourniquet Deflated

Lawsuit: Bolus dose of lidocaine caused patient to code on OR table.
Published: September 25, 2014

Medical Assistant Sues Anesthesia Group for Firing Her for Being Muslim

Employer denies allegations, cites failure to report missing Demerol as reason for firing.
Published: September 24, 2014

Train Surgeons and Staff on Electrosurgery Safety with FUSE

New program aims to prevent OR fires, improve device safety.
Published: September 23, 2014

Patients Describe Their Anesthesia Awareness

It may be on the decline, but 3 women share their stories in a new article.
Published: September 18, 2014

Outpatient Surgery Announces the 2014 OR Excellence Award Winners

The 7 category winners represent the best in surgery.
Published: September 16, 2014

Live Streaming Vitals on Google Glass

New study suggests that wearable technology offers benefits in surgery.
Published: September 16, 2014

Meridian Surgical Partners Settles "to Avoid Costs and Distractions"

Former business manager alleged Medicare fraud, kickbacks.
Published: September 12, 2014

Source: Spontaneous Biopsy Caused Joan Rivers to Stop Breathing

Doc who performed it said to be part of her entourage.
Published: September 10, 2014

What Caused Joan Rivers to Stop Breathing During an Endoscopy?

There may be more to the story, say some physicians.
Published: September 5, 2014

Surgeon Admitted Fatal Mistake, But Hospital Fights Negligence Charge

Woman was injected with deadly dye during pain pump implantation.
Published: September 4, 2014

Bottom-Slapping Surgeon Hits the Bottom Line

Syracuse hospital feels the financial sting of doc's questionable behavior.
Published: September 4, 2014

Standardizing Pediatric Surgery Through Classifications

Levels of care clarify facilities' pediatric surgery abilities.
Published: September 3, 2014

Sleeve Gastrectomy Now No. 1 in Bariatric Surgery

Study finds rate of use has climbed from 6% to 67%
Published: September 2, 2014

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