No need to wait any longer for your blood test results!

GE ventures is invested in Drawbridge health- a new startup company whose perfecting a handheld device to give instant results from just a few drops of blood. Instead of having to wait days, doctors might be able to deliver results

No need to wait any longer for your blood test results!

GE ventures is invested in Drawbridge health- a new startup company whose perfecting a handheld device to give instant results from just a few drops of blood. Instead of having to wait days, doctors might be able to deliver results

Apple Heart app study

Apple is partnering with Stanford to use the apple watch as a heart rate monitor for patients with atrial fibrillation. The study aims to assess the uses of the Apple watch as a preventive health measure and notification device for

Apple Heart app study

Apple is partnering with Stanford to use the apple watch as a heart rate monitor for patients with atrial fibrillation. The study aims to assess the uses of the Apple watch as a preventive health measure and notification device for

A surgical OSA treatment shows benefit sustained for 42 months

The pivotal STAR trial showed the surgically implanted Inspire system improved OSA outcomes at 12 months, but a recent study with longer follow-up, showed sustained OSA benefits at 42 months after implantation. http://www.mdedge.com/acssurgerynews/article/109940/sleep-medicine/upper-airway-stimulation-obstructive-sleep-apnea-shows?channel=267

A surgical OSA treatment shows benefit sustained for 42 months

The pivotal STAR trial showed the surgically implanted Inspire system improved OSA outcomes at 12 months, but a recent study with longer follow-up, showed sustained OSA benefits at 42 months after implantation. http://www.mdedge.com/acssurgerynews/article/109940/sleep-medicine/upper-airway-stimulation-obstructive-sleep-apnea-shows?channel=267

Geographic location differences in thyroidectomy rates

A recent cross sectional analysis showed a 6.2-fold in thyroidectomy rates across referral level US hospitals, making it the procedure with the most variation across different regions. http://www.mdedge.com/acssurgerynews/article/150512/pituitary-thyroid-adrenal-disorders/location-matters-when-it-comes?channel=267

Geographic location differences in thyroidectomy rates

A recent cross sectional analysis showed a 6.2-fold in thyroidectomy rates across referral level US hospitals, making it the procedure with the most variation across different regions. http://www.mdedge.com/acssurgerynews/article/150512/pituitary-thyroid-adrenal-disorders/location-matters-when-it-comes?channel=267

DeepMind and healthcare

DeepMind is AI that has the ability to learn from it’s algorithms and create new ones. It is being used as an AI platform to tackle difficult problems that humans need help solving, one of which is healthcare. This article

DeepMind and healthcare

DeepMind is AI that has the ability to learn from it’s algorithms and create new ones. It is being used as an AI platform to tackle difficult problems that humans need help solving, one of which is healthcare. This article

Sexual Health

A new fitbit has hit the market. This stretchable band is for men to wear on their penis during sex and will record calories burned during sexual activity as well as screen for the presence of STDs however it remains

Sexual Health

A new fitbit has hit the market. This stretchable band is for men to wear on their penis during sex and will record calories burned during sexual activity as well as screen for the presence of STDs however it remains

Is blood hurting our cancer patients?

A recent retrospective study found that perioperative blood transfusion led to worse outcomes in patients undergoing nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma. Read the article to see why the authors think this is.   http://www.mdedge.com/acssurgerynews/article/151135/renal-cell-carcinoma/perioperative-blood-transfusion-linked-worse?channel=340

Is blood hurting our cancer patients?

A recent retrospective study found that perioperative blood transfusion led to worse outcomes in patients undergoing nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma. Read the article to see why the authors think this is.   http://www.mdedge.com/acssurgerynews/article/151135/renal-cell-carcinoma/perioperative-blood-transfusion-linked-worse?channel=340