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Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are helping healthcare payers reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, Scott Leggett, CEO of Surgery One LLC, an ASC management company that works with outpatient surgical centers, told MD+DI. Outpatient surgical centers are quick to adopt new medical device technologies, he said, but they do have some tech needs that medical device manufacturers could help address. ASCs are poised for “huge” growth, Leggett predicted. “Any procedures now being done in hospitals for qualified outpatient candidates are being encouraged to be performed in ASCs by payers.” These facilities currently specialize in outpatient surgeries for specialties such as orthopedics, spine, general surgery, gastrointestinal (GI), ophthalmological, ear-nose-and-throat, women’s health, and pain management procedures as well as some joint-related procedures, Leggett explained. “Patient satisfaction is high,” he said. “A lot of these procedures are possible because minimally invasive techniques have gotten so good—the OR time is less—often less than 90 minutes.” In terms of other procedures that could move into ASCs, he said “it really depends upon the patient classification.” He expects that “over the next decade, higher-acuity c...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Spending less time in sedentary behavior and greater physical activity levels, especially vigorous physical activity, are associated with better health-related quality of life in middle-aged women. Vigorous physical activity is associated with a better SF-36 physical component scale, which might mean a reduction in exercise time with similar improvements for women's quality of life. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02358109. Date of registration: 05/02/2015
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
AbstractNeuropathic pain (NeP) is an intractable pain caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory nervous system. NeP is often challenging to manage because most of the mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Recent investigations in the field of autoimmune neurology have demonstrated that specific autoantibodies against antigens in the somatosensory pathway can cause NeP. Detection of pathogenic autoantibodies in NeP adds to the understanding of the mechanism of pain, which might aid in the development of novel immunotherapies. Therefore, it is necessary to explore novel NeP ‐related autoantibodies to improve the man...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2020Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and PathologyAuthor(s): Hironori Miyamoto, Tomohisa Nakamura, Hiroyuki Takashima, Tomomi Mizutani, Maki Morita, Marina Hirose, Masashi Kurata, Michinori Maeda, Naofumi Aoki, Shinichiro Kato, Yasuyuki Shibuya
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
We’re tackling a few urgent questions from parents in this time of coronavirus and COVID-19. Are you wondering if babies and children should continue to have vaccines on schedule? Thinking about how to manage regular medical appointments, and which situations require in-person visits to a pediatric practice? Read on. Should parents take babies for initial vaccines right now? What about toddlers and older children who are due for vaccines? The answer to this question is going to depend on many factors, including what your doctor’s office is offering. As with all health care decisions, it comes down to weighing r...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Health care Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs
Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and an overwhelming feeling of anxiety. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease if you have this subtle warning sign on your skin - do your arms or legs have these coloured patterns?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion: It is important to consider mesh graft migration to viscus as a cause of persistent abdominal pain and bleeding per rectum irrespective of the time of presentation post hernia repair. PMID: 31788028 [PubMed]
Source: Patient Safety in Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Patient Saf Surg Source Type: research
In this study we provide clinical and molecular presentation of two new patients with DSE related mcEDS. Analysing clinical exome data, a homozygous pathogenic DSE variant, c.1150_1157del p.(Pro384Trpfs*9), was identified in a 32 year old man with bilateral congenital talipes equinovarus, characteristic facial features, myopia, hyperextensible skin at the elbows, significant palmar wrinkling, bilateral inguinal hernias and chronic leg, back and joint pain. Electron microscopical examination of skin biopsy showed changes consistent with mild compensatory elastic fibre hypertrophy and mildly loose collagen bundles. The varia...
Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Eur J Med Genet Source Type: research
Walter Sebastian Nardi, Guido Luis Busnelli, Ariel Tchercansky, Daniel E Pirchi, Pablo José MedinaJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2018 14(2):161-163A 63-year-old man with a history of a conventional cholecystectomy was referred to our department for an incisional subcostal hernia and chronic back pain. Physical examination also showed an umbilical hernia and diastasis recti measuring 6 cm that was confirmed with a computed tomography scan. Subcutaneous video-endoscopic repair was done repairing all defects simultaneously.
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe Rives technique requires a sound knowledge of inguinal preperitoneal space anatomy, but it is an excellent technique for the larger and difficult primary inguinal hernias, giving a low rate of recurrences and chronic pain.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Discussion Varicoceles are caused by high venous back pressure which causes a tortuous dilatation of the testicular veins (pampiniform plexus) of the spermatic cord. They occur more on the left than right because the left renal vein has a higher pressure than the inferior vena cava which drain the left and right gonadal veins respectively. Varicoceles are not very common in young children (3% in
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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