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How Malpractice Hurts Doctors & Their Future Patients

May 17, 2011 5:59 am | by Kevin Pho, MD | Comments

Challenging Bariatric Cases

May 17, 2011 5:58 am | by  Leonardo Claros, M.D., Chief, Bariatric Section, Medical Director, Bariatric Surgical Program, Saint Luke's Health Network, Allentown, PA | Comments

What was one of your most challenging bariatric surgery cases? How did you handle it, and what advice do you offer fellow surgeons facing a similar case? May 17, 2011 One of the most challenging cases I had to deal with was a female with a previous history of gastro esophageal reflux that underwent a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication five years prior.

Docs Dealing With Negative Online Reviews

May 16, 2011 7:01 am | by Kevin Pho, MD | Comments

Whenever I speak about social media to doctors across the country, I often get asked, “How do I deal with a negative online review? ” Here’s one way not to handle it: sue the patient writing the review.

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Finding The Right LED System

May 16, 2011 7:00 am | by Andy Cooper, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, QED Medical | Qed Medical | Comments

LED technology has come a long way. Today’s systems provide exceptional illumination, lightweight designs and extended battery life. While the technology does not yet match the intensity output of the more common Xenon powered light source, there is certainly a place in the medical arena for these systems.

Procedure-Specific Modules Debuted For Robot-Assisted Surgery

May 13, 2011 5:29 am | Comments

Two life-sciences entrepreneurs are launching the first procedure-specific software modules for robot-assisted surgery. Through a combination of simulation and haptic technologies, these first-of-their kind training modules guide novice surgeons' hands through every step of four key robot-assisted surgical procedures, helping users to become proficient in these highly complex operations, toward the goal of ensuring patient safety and improving surgical outcomes.

A Better Medical School Admissions Test

May 13, 2011 5:28 am | Comments

Recently the college-age daughter of a friend talked to me about her dream of becoming a doctor. She was doing well as a psychology major and in her pre-medical courses, was working as a research assistant for a pediatrician at a nearby medical school and volunteered on the cancer ward at a children’s hospital.

Tips For Purchasing LED Lighting

May 11, 2011 6:36 am | by Brett Messina, Director of Sales & Marketing, NUVO, Inc. | Nuvo Inc. | Comments

Most OR Manager’s will only purchase new surgical lights once during their tenure at a specific facility. Needless to say you want to explore all your options before making a decision.  The first and easiest decision will be choosing between the benefits of LED (light emitting diode) surgical lights or conventional halogen surgical lights.

Physicians Coping After A Medical Error

May 11, 2011 6:35 am | by Jock Hoffman | Comments

A failed treatment, a surgical complication, a medical error, a patient death. When the going gets tough, even the toughest clinicians should get help. Physicians and nurses who feel personally responsible for a medical error or a patient’s injury face an immediate quandary—their next patient.

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How To Use An iPad During Surgery

May 10, 2011 5:16 am | by Felasfa Wodajo, MD | Comments

The iPad has received a significant amount of attention in the health care arena since its introduction last year. The attraction is fairly obvious; it is a portable, lightweight, powerful computing device with an intui-tive interface and a large library of built-in applications. In fact, major medical schools such as Stanford and University of California, Irvine have made decisions to provide iPads to all incoming medical students this year.

World’s Smallest Video Camera Designed For Endoscopy

May 10, 2011 5:16 am | Comments

Less than 1 mm in diameter, the camera is used for medical endoscopic procedures. May 10, 2011 Medigus Ltd. (TASE: MDGS) has developed the world’s smallest video camera - just 0.99 mm in diameter. These miniature cameras are manufactured from materials suitable for human medical procedures.

Sustainability In The OR

May 9, 2011 5:52 am | by David Church, Marketing Product Manager, Booms and Lights, Stryker Communications | Stryker | Comments

With LED surgical lights, there are several factors that add to their high level of sustainability and reduced environmental impact. Specific LED lights and their features that contribute to the following factors should be considered when purchasing new LEDs.   Efficient Energy Use: Reduced power consumption is an obvious benefit to LED technology.

The Sustainability & Environmental Impact Of LEDs

May 9, 2011 5:51 am | by David Church, Marketing Product Manager, Booms and Lights, Stryker Communications | Stryker | Comments

With LED surgical lights, there are several factors that add to their high level of sustainability and reduced environmental impact. Specific LED lights and their features that contribute to the following factors should be considered when purchasing new LEDs.   Efficient Energy Use: Reduced power consumption is an obvious benefit to LED technology.

Physician, Heel Thyself

May 9, 2011 5:49 am | Comments

It was morning rounds in the hospital and the entire medical team stood in the patient’s room. A test result was late, and the patient, a friendly, middle-aged man, jokingly asked his doctor whom he should yell at. Turning and pointing at the patient’s nurse, the doctor replied, “If you want to scream at anyone, scream at her.

Work Hour Regulations For Interns: Friend Or Foe?

May 6, 2011 7:13 am | by angienadia, MD | Comments

On the night of October 4, 1984, a young girl named Libby Zion was admitted to New York Hospital in Manhattan for fever, agitation and strange jerking movements. No one knew that her death the next morning would, 27 years later, drastically change the quality of physician training, for better or worse.

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