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Bioprinting of body parts inching closer to reality
Donna Balancia
New 3-D printing technology is giving hope to medical patients who need to replace and repair body parts and organs. Creating organs through the use of a patient's own cells in many cases, this 3-D printing technology — known as "bioprinting" — is a promising new industry in the scientific community.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Cosmetic facial fillers and severe vision loss
JAMA Ophthalmology
Dermal injection of cosmetic fillers can lead to irreversible blindness when injected in the forehead, and this possible adverse effect is not typically mentioned to patients. Vision loss from central retinal artery occlusion occurring, after cosmetic facial enhancement, was irreversible in three patients. However, one patient had a small amount of recovery with aggressive therapy.
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Same-day hip replacements? Yes, you can do that
Outpatient Surgery
A surgery center is doing 40-minute hip replacements and sending patients home in three hours with remarkable results.
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Repeat skin antisepsis after surgical draping may reduce surgical site infections
Healio
Repeat skin antisepsis performed after surgical draping but before incise draping reduces the incidence of surgical site infection in patients who undergo total joint replacement, according to results of a study presented in New Orleans.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


ICD-10 transition may cause information loss, financial trouble
Fierce Healthcare
Just as organizations learned the costs of implementing ICD-10 were likely higher than previously realized, now there is a new headache on the horizon: The transition to ICD-10 may also lead to information and financial losses, according to a study published in the Journal of Oncology Practice.
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Are the days of building affluent hospitals dead?
Forbes
While the United States is under a chronic stupor as we decipher how to reduce the 17 percent of GDP on healthcare and prevent it from reaching 25 percent over the next few years, it is time for a change of perspective — to gather significant lessons and examples from emerging markets outside the U.S. regarding what we're calling "value based healthcare."
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Health companies eye predictive software for patient care
Marketplace
With estimates that hundreds of billions of dollars is wasted every year on redundant or inefficient services, many industry leaders think healthcare needs to be more like Burger King, where a sandwich in Santa Fe tastes a lot like the sandwich in Seattle.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Multilingual healthcare providers for a multilingual nation
Jon Jiliani
Over the past several decades, the United States has become an increasingly multilingual society. The American healthcare industry has been under particular pressure to respond to a huge uptick in demand for services by non-English speaking patients.
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Gaming research teaches doctors, nurses how to get along
University of Texas at Arlington
Television shows have been using tension between hospital personnel as compelling drama for years. But, in the real world, misunderstandings and miscommunication in the healthcare environment can cause errors with long-lasting, even fatal consequences. With that in mind, researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing, Baylor Scott & White Health and UT Dallas developed a video-game simulation they say can teach doctors and nurses to work more collaboratively by playing out tense situations in a virtual world.
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Would Dr. Welby practice using telemedicine?
Ron Nicholis, M.D.
Many individuals unfamiliar with the tools and experience of telemedicine say they would never want to visit with their provider on a "robot." They prefer the warm, hands-on, in-person encounter with their physician. Is telemedicine doomed to be consistent with this impression of a cold alternative to an in-person physician visit?
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


5 ways the Affordable Care Act is impacting PTs
Brooke Andrus
Now that the ACA go-live date has come and gone, a clearer picture of its impact — particularly in the realm of outpatient physical therapy — is starting to emerge. Here's a breakdown of how the new healthcare law is affecting therapists.
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Researchers map visual system amplifier directly activated by walking, running
UC San Francisco via News-Medical
New research by UC San Francisco neuroscientists suggests the body may get help in fast-changing situations from a specialized brain circuit that causes visual system neurons to fire more strongly during locomotion.
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Training Room: Get your back in business with physical therapy
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital via Sulphur Daily News
Frequent back pain can become such a nuisance that it affects overall quality of life, even when the back pain isn't caused by anything serious.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Unease grows among US doctors over Indian drug quality
Reuters
Some U.S. doctors are becoming concerned about the quality of generic drugs supplied by Indian manufacturers following a flurry of recalls and import bans by the Food and Drug Administration. India supplies about 40 percent of generic and OTC drugs used in the U.S., making it the second-biggest supplier after Canada.
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Thailand offers tourists chance to win a new face
CNN
Thailand's Tourism Authority has launched an Extreme Makeover contest, offering three lucky ladies a chance to win free facial surgery along with a shot at $5,000 and a luxury vacation.
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Singapore: Medical suites looking good to investors
Business Times
Medical suites, a sub-segment of the commercial property market, are coming onto the radar screens of investors in Singapore, who are seeing the niche field as an alternative asset class.
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