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PLOS One published a study which found device reps' presence in the operating room may raise ethical questions about their impact on physicians.  By Mary Rechtoris -
A new study published in Spine examines the outcomes for lumbar disc surgery for women with inferior preoperative status. By Laura Dyrda -
A deceased patient's daughter sued a Seattle-based University of Washington surgeon for allegedly utilizing bone cement that was not FDA-approved during the patient's spine surgery, according to cnsnews.com.  By Megan Wood -

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Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, MD, of Tucson, Ariz.-based Center For Advanced Spinal Surgery, traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to create an endoscopic spine surgery education video, according to News 4 Tucson.  By Megan Wood -
The Reading (Pa.) Neck and Spine Center was recently added to SpineCenterNetwork.com's credentialed spine centers list. Here are five things you need to know.  By Eric Oliver -
A $22 million lawsuit has been filed against Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University and an orthopedic spine surgeon, for allegedly paralyzing a man by dropping a tool on his back, according to a report by The Oregonian.  By Anuja Vaidya -
A study, presented at annual meeting for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons in 2013, examined whether adult reconstruction surgeons who perform total joint replacements could generate an average adult reconstruction income at Medicare reimbursement rates.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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Physician burnout is a pressing issue for healthcare organizations today as physicians are increasingly succumbing to the stress of their jobs.  By Anuja Vaidya -
With rapid technological advances expanding the healthcare market drastically to date, the next five years could completely transform it, according to Thompson Reuters Zawya.   By Eric Oliver -
Healthcare companies looking to grow should head to Nashville as the region's healthcare companies received upwards of $940 million in venture capital investments from 2005 to 2015, according to The Tennessean.  By Mary Rechtoris -
The Campbell Clinic in Memphis launched walk-in clinics at its five locations, according to a report in The Daily News. By Laura Dyrda -
More than 10 million patients now have secure online access to their medical records via the OpenNotes initiative, according to Healthcare IT News.  By Megan Wood -
As part of its $20 million investment in Mazor Robotics, Medtronic placed a purchase order for 15 Mazor X systems, which the company will launch later this year.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The FDA has cleared DeGen Medical's CONNECT-L Transverse Connector.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Stryker Performance Solutions, the business unit of Stryker's Reconstructive Division, is offering a new digital tool called Episode Performance Manager.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are eight recent mergers, acquisitions and partnership agreements that took place among spine and orthopedic companies.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Camber Spine Technologies and Joseph DiCicco, DO, of Orthopedic Trauma Associates of Southwestern Ohio partnered to study the Prolix implant for sacroiliac joint fusion. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are seven spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who recently received awards or promotions.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine compares the Hospital Compare metrics with spine surgery outcomes. By Laura Dyrda -
Niagara Falls, N.Y.-based Spine Surgery of Buffalo Niagara is expanding its practice into a former Denny's restaurant, according to Buffalo Business First.  By Megan Wood -
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