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  • Child heart surgery reform suspended

    Wednesday 12th June 2013

    Controversial plans to reform children's heart surgery in England have been suspended as the decision was based on a "flawed analysis", Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced. The NHS had planned to concentrate care in fewer, bigger centres. There was opposition to ending surgery at Leeds Gen...

  • FDA approves the first bionic eye to improve blindness

    Wednesday 5th June 2013

    Although restoring vision to the blind seemed like an impossibility, now a team of doctors lead by the Iranian Dr. M. Humayun have created a visual prosthetic implant known as the “Argus II bionic eye” that restores functional vision. The FDA has approved the use of the Argus II Retinal Prost...

  • Patient playing guitar during brain surgery

    Monday 27th May 2013

    Doctors live stream the patient singing & playing the guitar during ‘Awake’ brain surgery  A team of surgeons lead by the renowned Iranian Neurosurgeon Dr. Nader Pouratian implanted a brain pacemaker in a 39-year-old man on Thursday at a UCLA hospital. The patient, Brad Carter was a 39 y...

  • Vision regained through a procedure called Osteo-Odonto-Keratoprosthesis

    Tuesday 21st May 2013

    A blind man regained his vision by having a tooth implanted in his eye, in a procedure called: Osteo-Odonto-Keratoprosthesis (OOKP) The 57-year-old man was blinded two years ago after an aluminum explosion at a recycling plant. After doctors told him there was nothing more they could do for him, ...

  • High levels of OR noise can have disruptive effect on surgeon's auditory processing abilities

    Monday 13th May 2013

    Ambient background noise-whether it is the sound of loud surgical equipment, talkative team members, or music-is a patient and surgical safety factor that can affect auditory processing among surgeons and the members of their team in the operating room (OR), according to a new study that appears ...

 
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