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In Global News: "What the HF?," Transfusion Facts, and the Right Age for Oral Intubation

Friday, September 29, 2017

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Claire Vernon

Patient Care

A Brazilian woman ran a road race in Rio de Janiero, powered by the transplanted heart of a German Olympian that she had received only a year earlier.

A suspicious shadow showed up on the x-ray of a UK man’s lung, but surprisingly and luckily turned out to be a toy traffic cone he had swallowed as a child.

Queen Latifah and the American Heart Association are teaming up to raise awareness about heart failure, asking “What the HF?”

The September issue of The Surgeons’ Lounge delves into myths and facts about blood transfusion.


Drugs and Devices

The European Medicines Agency gave a positive opinion to a once-a-day triple-drug inhaler for COPD made by GlaxoSmithKline.


Research, Trials, and Funding

Oral intubation might be a better choice than nasal intubation for anesthesia in children over 6 months old undergoing cardiac surgery.

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts are developing a device to better monitor tissue oxygen levels as a way to predict impending cardiac failure.

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