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Surgery Death Blamed On ‘Cocktail Of Circumstances’

June 2, 2011 5:29 am Videos Comments

A coronial inquest has determined the death of a 68-year-old Western Australian woman during a gall bladder procedure was the result of human error, system failure and bad luck. The woman underwent surgery to take out a gall bladder that had already been removed a decade earlier at the same hospital.

Cord Blood Saving Lives

June 2, 2011 5:28 am Videos Comments

Robotic Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Radical Nephrectomy

June 2, 2011 5:27 am Videos Comments

  A look at technique and comparative outcomes for robotic laparoendoscopic single-site radical nephrectomy. Authors: M.A. White, R. Autorino, G.

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Star Athlete Paralyzed, Walks Again

May 26, 2011 5:34 am Videos Comments

Dr. Sanjay Gupta brings us a star athlete who learned to walk again, in this week's Human Factor.

Hospital Reduces Infections With UV Light

May 26, 2011 5:27 am Videos Comments

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- In America's hospitals, approximately one in 20 patients will contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). At Cooley Dickinson Hospital last year, one in 129 patients got an HAI. Now, those better odds of avoiding an infection at Cooley Dickinson have improved even further, as the hospital has documented a groundbreaking 82 percent drop in one type of infection, Clostridium difficile (C.

The Survival Benefits of Robotic Surgery Over Watchful Waiting

May 17, 2011 1:21 pm Videos Comments

Over 200,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. The New England Journal of Medicine has just released a new study showing the long-term benefits of two different common methods of prostate cancer treatment, watchful waiting and surgical prostate removal (most commonly done now through a procedure called a robotic prostatectomy).

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