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White coats and neckties: Transmitting infection?
News-Medical
In a move to reduce healthcare-associated infections, certain attire for healthcare professionals, including the traditional white coat, could become a thing of the past. "White coats, neckties and wrist watches can become contaminated and may potentially serve as vehicles to carry germs from one patient to another," said Mark Rupp, M.D., chief of the division of infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and one of the authors of new recommendations issued by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Updated version of AAAASF Surgical Standards Manual now available
AAAASF
Version 14 of the AAAASF Surgical Standards Manual is now available for download and review. The updates in the 14th edition of the manual will take effect May 1. Prior to that time, all surveys that take place will be based on the Version 13 AAAASF Surgical Standards Manual.
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Facelift complications eased with help of 3-D imaging
University of Washington via Newswise
New imaging technology from University of Washington engineers allows scientists to analyze what happens within the smallest blood vessels during a filler injection. This finding could be used to prevent accidents during procedures and help clinicians reverse the ill effects if an injection doesn't go as planned.
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New probes replace surgeons' sense of touch
IEEE Spectrum
During minimally invasive surgeries — which can reduce recovery time by days — the ability to examine tissue through touch, called palpation, is lost. But engineers are designing new tools to help restore surgeons' sense of touch.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Stage 2 meaningful use readiness a growing concern
Pamela Lewis Dolan
A survey recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found there has been tremendous growth in electronic health record use in the U.S. over the past several years, thanks in part to the meaningful use incentive program. But there may be a speed bump in the road to a connected healthcare system as the meaningful use program enters its second stage.
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Warfarin, antibiotic interactions not clinically significant in ambulatory setting
2 Minute Medicine
Patients on chronic warfarin who were also receiving antibiotics had an increased INR compared to healthy controls. However, the absolute risk of harm associated with prescribing antibiotics to people on chronic warfarin was low in the ambulatory care setting.
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White paper: Soft-surface contamination and antimicrobial textiles
Infection Control Today
Soft surface textiles, like other environmental surfaces, play an important role in the transmission of bacteria in the healthcare setting. They have been proven to act as "fomites" where organisms can grow and multiply. Even though they constitute 90 percent of the patient healthcare environment, they are often overlooked in everyday infection prevention practices.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Former Apple CEO backs virtual doctor's office in 'consumer era' of medicine
VentureBeat
For the past decade, former Apple chief executive John Sculley has been taking on the problem of reforming healthcare through new technologies. And now that the Obamacare rollout is in full effect, Sculley is betting on the Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLive to bring the practice of medicine into the modern area.
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What exactly is the job outlook for nurses?
Keith Carlson
With confusing opinions and projections about the reality of a nursing shortage in the United States, nursing students and recent graduates are understandably concerned. According to the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth in jobs for nurses is expected to increase 19 percent between 2012 and 2022, a rate of growth that apparently outpaces all other occupations.
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Clinical performance measures and the locum tenens physician
Di Hall
The Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act is changing not only how the American public accesses health insurance, but also how healthcare services are reimbursed. What does this mean for locum tenens physicians?
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Physical therapist finds creative ways to reach new customers
Potomac Local
Things are changing in the world of physical therapy. With a new federal healthcare law and efforts underway to expand Medicare coverage in Virginia, it's impossible to know now how much the medical landscape will change. So Jim Aram, owner of Advantage Physical Therapy, wants to invigorate stagnant patient growth.
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Stem cell knee injection may reduce pain, regenerate tissue
Science World Report
Stem-cells are simply magical when it comes to the world of medical science, and a recent study involving a stem cell injection for pain relief and tissue regeneration in the knee shows their inner workings in action.
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Forward posture in runners
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
As a result of its high prevalence, there have been numerous research studies focusing on the sources and contributing factors of knee pain in athletes. Current trends in the treatment of knee pain in runners and promising new research is showing how trunk positions can play a large role in patellofemoral stress.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Offer additional treatment options with freezing procedure
G. Robert Meger, MD PC
When new technology became available for reducing fat and cellulite in a non-surgical manner, G. Robert Meger, MD PC, didn't hesitate to pioneer the procedure. At his AAAASF International Global Clinic site in Arizona, Dr. Meger added the Venus Legacy™ process to his array of cosmetic and body contouring options, including breast enhancement, liposuction, laser resurfacing, abdominoplasty and facelift.
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Teens driving UAE plastic surgery market growth
Trade Arabia
Under pressure to look good, more and more people, mainly university students and teenagers, are willing to go under the knife, thus fueling the growth of the cosmetic surgery market in the United Arab Emirates, said an expert.
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Mexico providing simple solutions to high plastic surgery costs
PRWeb via Digital Journal
Eagerly embracing medical tourists with immense discounts, Mexico has become a plastic surgery prodigy, with exclusive plastic surgeons inside the VisitandCare.com network providing reduced costs on popular procedures.
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