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Otolaryngology, ENT, Hearing, Hearing Preservation, Otolaryngologist, Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine, New York Eye And Ear Infirmary, Cochlear Implant, Cochlear Implants, Electrode, Ear And Hearing, Hearing Loss, Surgical Advancements, Cochlear

Mount Sinai Researcher Identifies Best Practices for Hearing Preservation in Cochlear Implant Patients

Findings could transform treatment worldwide and enhance patient care

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immune system activation , donor-recipient matches , Innate Immune System, adaptive immune system, acquired immune system, SIRP-alpha , CD47, monocyte activation , Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Transplantation

Experts Uncover First Molecular Events of Organ Rejection

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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Toronto have uncovered the first molecular steps that lead to immune system activation and eventual rejection of a transplanted organ.

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Fetal Health, Fetal Surgery, pediatric surgeon, Pediatric Surgery

National Leader in Fetal Surgery Joins Lurie Children’s Hospital

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Aimen Shaaban, MD, a pediatric surgeon and leading expert in the area of fetal surgery, has joined Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago as Director of The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health.

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Study Links Sleep Patterns with Pain Persistence After Pediatric Surgery

About 20 percent of children develop persistent pain after surgery, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain showed that poorer night-time sleep quality was significantly associated with greater next-day pain intensity over four months after surgery.

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Biomedical Engineering, Otolaryngology, Surgical image guidance systems, surgical robotics, Ct Scan

How Six Cups of Ground Coffee Can Improve Nose, Throat Surgery

Vanderbilt engineers have designed a “granular jamming cap” filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.

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Heart, canadian first, Heart Failure, heart implant device, Treatment, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, University Health Network

First-in-Canada Implant of Novel Sensor Device for Heart Failure Patients

In a Canadian first, a medical team has implanted a wireless device inside a heart failure patient, permitting clinicians to monitor the patient’s cardiovascular status – virtually and in real-time – and proactively adjust treatment to prevent costly, potentially unnecessary hospitalization.

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Trauma Care, Intensive Care Units, Penn Medicine, Surgery, Hospital occupancy, Crowding, icu transfer, ICU residents

Surgery Patients Placed in Alternate ICUs Due to Crowding Get Less Attention from Doctors

Overcrowding of intensive care units (ICUs) is a growing problem in American hospitals, often resulting in the need to place patients in alternate intensive care units within a hospital. Research has indicated that these “ICU boarder” patients — for example, a brain surgery patient staying in a cardiac ICU — have worse outcomes as a result of this alternate placement, and now, a new study suggests one reason for these worse outcomes is that ICU boarders, compared to non-boarders, appear to get markedly less attention from doctors and other caregivers.

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Sugar-Coated Nanomaterial Excels at Promoting Bone Growth

There hasn’t been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed a bioactive nanomaterial that is so good at stimulating bone regeneration it could become the method surgeons prefer.

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Mass. Eye and Ear Specialists Perform First SMILE Procedures to Correct Nearsightedness

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Ophthalmologists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear are now offering a new type of minimally-invasive laser vision correction, the ReLEx® SMILE procedure.







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