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air warming blanket

The Bair Hugger forced-air warming blanket is at the center of a lawsuit that claims that the blanket caused a deadly infection in a cardiac patient. osmag.net/TBy8zR

Police say a female patient at a Connecticut surgery center woke up from anesthesia and began threatening staff members. Was it emergence delirium? osmag.net/JxvSA9

recording women

More than 1,000 women secretly recorded undergoing obstetric surgery by a San Diego hospital trying to catch an anesthesiologist stealing drugs have filed suit. osmag.net/a6XZAz

The American College of Surgeons president blasts conditions at the University of Louisville (Ky.) Hospital. osmag.net/U4ctFW

A "doomsday" bacteria resistant to all known antibiotics has emerged in the United States. osmag.net/qBNaC6

The Colorado surgical tech accused of replacing fentanyl syringes with saline syringes is HIV-positive. osmag.net/jZT5Qw

gastric tube

A new FDA-approved gastric tube lets obese patients drain their stomachs into the toilet after a meal. osmag.net/mTX2oF

Small, rural hospitals beat larger medical centers when it comes to safety and cost-savings associated with gallbladder removal, colon surgery, hernia repair and appendectomy, according to a study. osmag.net/BPp4Fk

Several Indiana surgery centers are suing UnitedHealthcare, accusing the insurance giant of illegally withholding reimbursements. The payer says it's merely recouping past overpayments. osmag.net/6YDeqV

The American College of Surgeons says its Surgical Risk Calculator will do an even better job of estimating a patient's likelihood of post-op complications later this year. osmag.net/eAtG7W


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