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3D render virus cells

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Mar, 2016

M. chimaera infections associated with cardiopulmonary bypass

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Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention Blog posts the following news regarding M. chimaera infections. Dan and I have spent numerous hours recently on a particularly difficult infection prevention issue. We recently learned that a patient who underwent cardiothoracic surgery at our hospital developed an infection due to Mycobacterium chimaera. Last year, it was recognized that this organism is associated with heater-cooler devices used in cardiac surgery, and CDC and FDA put out alerts…

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Bullseye

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Feb, 2016

Best Hospitals 2015-2016

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Healthcare Staffing Blog shares U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals 2015-2016. Is your hospital included in this year's list? Source: Best Hospitals 2015-2016

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Perfusion News

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Feb, 2016

5 Things You Should Know Before Embarking on a Perfusion Career

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Have you been thinking about embarking on a career in perfusion? If being part of a team that saves lives while earning a decent paycheck appeals to you, you might want to look into this career path. Though a perfusion career can be extremely fulfilling and fruitful, it is recommended by fellow perfusionists that you do a bit of research before applying to perfusion schools. Here are some questions you…

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PRP Draw

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Feb, 2016

What is Platelet Gel?

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Platelet Gel is a substance that is created by harvesting your body's own natural healing factors from your blood and combining it with thrombin and calcium to form a coagulum. This coagulum or "platelet gel" has an extremely wide…

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Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma: A Potential Therapeutic Tool for Promoting Hair Growth

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ZHENG JUN LI, MS,*‡ HYE-IN CHOI, MS,†‡ DAE-KYOUNG CHOI, PHD,* KYUNG-CHEOL SOHN, PHD,* MYUNG IM, MD,* YOUNG-JOON SEO, MD,* YOUNG-HO LEE, MD,† JEUNG-HOON LEE, MD,* AND YOUNG LEE, MD* BACKGROUND Recently, autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has attracted attention in various medical fields, including plastic and orthopedic surgery and dermatology, for its ability to promote wound healing. PRP has been tested during facelift and hair transplantation to reduce swelling and pain…

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Muscle Cell

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Oct, 2013

Skeletal Muscle Healing

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Application of Autologous Growth Factors on Skeletal Muscle Healing Sports medicine is a potential field for autologous platelet therapies as their use can accelerate repair in clinical situations requiring rapid healing and tissue regeneration. Platelets secrete different Growth Factors…

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Plantar Fasciitis

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Oct, 2013

Plantar Fascitis

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1. Growth Factors For Chronic Plantar Fasciitis? By Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, and Susan E. Erredge, DPM, CWS Discussing the potential impact of recent literature in rethinking conventional approaches to recalcitrant plantar fasciitis, these authors explore the use of autologous platelet concentrate injections in treating this common condition. DOWNLOAD Growth Factors for Chronic Plantar Fascitis

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