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5. GE, Hartford Healthcare ink 7-year value based care partnership
GE Healthcare said today it is collaborating with Hartford HealthCare to launch a series of value-based healthcare projects over the next 7 years.
The companies said the projects aim to improve patient care, reduce cost and increase efficiency to avoid unnecessary wait times and “traffic jams” that can delay care. The projects will use GE’s advanced analytics to improve clinical program and capacity design, GE Healthcare said. Read more
4. Cook Medical recalls select Bush ureteral illuminating caths
Cook Medical this week released information on a select voluntary recall of its Bush DL and Bush SL ureteral illuminating catheter sets over issues with overheating.
The Bloomington, Ind.-based company said it has received an increased number of reports of the proximal black component that connects to the distal transparent component overheating and melting, which could potentially cause burns. Read more
3. Conmed’s SurgiQuest loses $12m to Lexion in false advertising case
CityMD has a new ad campaign out and it’s interesting. One, it’s entertaining. Two, it’s insightful in its use of perspective. In this case putting the viewers in the ” sick-seat ” so we can experience all the social awkwardness of our friends and family when we walk around sick and untreated.
Conclusions: Our results indicate that riboflavin-ultraviolet-A-induced cross-linking (corneal collagen cross-linking, CXL) significantly inhibits alkali burn-induced CNV in rabbits, possibly through downregulating VEGF, MMP-2, MMP-9, and TIMP-1 expression.
PMID: 30402279 [PubMed]
This study examined the role of PROP taster status (a genetic marker for oral sensations), personality factors, and emotions in perception and liking of tomato and butternut squash soups flavored with chipotle chili and ginger extracts, respectively. Each extract was added at three concentrations: low, medium and high. Overall, the chili extract had a greater influence on the sensory profile and emotional ratings of the tomato soup than the ginger extract on the squash soup. Specifically, PROP non-tasters liked the burn of the tomato soup at the high chili extract concentration more than the other taster groups, high sensa…
People burn 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening than in the early morning, according to a study analyzing people’s rest times.
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Publication date: November 2018Source: European Urology Supplements, Volume 17, Issue 14Author(s): S. Anacleto, J. Torres, E. Dias, N. Morais, A. Cordeiro, P. Mota, C. Oliveira, E. Lima
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2018Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Christian Radmayr
Conclusion: Intentional PS is a feasible try for an amateur fURS surgeon or a newly started department in order to gain a better outcome and lower complications in the whole time. It improves the outcomes when additional small surgery is not the trouble.Urol Int
Conclusion: Compared with standard and partial tubeless mPCNL, mPCNL with ureter catheter is a safe and useful form of mPCNL, which can offer better QoL and is more cost effective.Urol Int
Conclusion: ILND is burned by a high complication rate. VEIL provides a less invasive approach and a saphenous-sparing technique ensures a lower complication rate, reducing lymphorrhea, skin necrosis and wound complications (1 – 3). In experienced laparoscopic hands, VEIL is a safe and effective treatment.