Category Archives: Surgery

Does the Setting of General Surgery Training (University vs Non-University) Impact Patient Outcomes?

Some believe that surgeons trained in university-settings perform better because they are exposed to more esoteric “zebra” cases and undergo more rigorous didactic education. Some believe that non-university and community programs produce better surgeons with more experience as the primary

Does the Setting of General Surgery Training (University vs Non-University) Impact Patient Outcomes?

Some believe that surgeons trained in university-settings perform better because they are exposed to more esoteric “zebra” cases and undergo more rigorous didactic education. Some believe that non-university and community programs produce better surgeons with more experience as the primary

Impact of Using Visual Representation of Patient Parameters in Anesthesiology

With the advent of electronic medical records and improved diagnostic and imaging tools, physicians are now surrounded by overwhelming data streams, which has created “alarm fatigue.” Many recent studies explore whether the adaptation of technological advancements in medicine improve clinical

Impact of Using Visual Representation of Patient Parameters in Anesthesiology

With the advent of electronic medical records and improved diagnostic and imaging tools, physicians are now surrounded by overwhelming data streams, which has created “alarm fatigue.” Many recent studies explore whether the adaptation of technological advancements in medicine improve clinical

New Stroke Guidelines Extend Thrombectomy to 24 Hours

The new guidelines published on 1/24/18 by the International Stroke Conference recommend acute stroke patients to receive mechanical endovascular thrombectomy up to 24 hours after their stroke (level 2a). This will allow more patients who are ineligible for IV tPA

New Stroke Guidelines Extend Thrombectomy to 24 Hours

The new guidelines published on 1/24/18 by the International Stroke Conference recommend acute stroke patients to receive mechanical endovascular thrombectomy up to 24 hours after their stroke (level 2a). This will allow more patients who are ineligible for IV tPA

Tracking readiness to perform surgical operations via brain imaging

A new study is looking at the use of surgery simulation in training future practitioners.  It shows promise for tracking surgical readiness via brain imaging, specifically cortical activation.  Those who trained on the simulator had higher cortical activation than those

Tracking readiness to perform surgical operations via brain imaging

A new study is looking at the use of surgery simulation in training future practitioners.  It shows promise for tracking surgical readiness via brain imaging, specifically cortical activation.  Those who trained on the simulator had higher cortical activation than those

Gender and Medicine

Although we live in the 21st century, the problem of gender bias is unfortunately still relevant, even in medicine. This is particularly true for surgical specialties. In surgical specialties one’s technical skill can be put into question due to one’s

Gender and Medicine

Although we live in the 21st century, the problem of gender bias is unfortunately still relevant, even in medicine. This is particularly true for surgical specialties. In surgical specialties one’s technical skill can be put into question due to one’s

Tumors that Glow in the Dark

Dr. Liu from the Technical University of Michigan is developing a fluorescent probe that might help light up tumor cells. Some of the properties of this probe include: the ability to penetrate deep tissues, its infrared properties make the malignant

Tumors that Glow in the Dark

Dr. Liu from the Technical University of Michigan is developing a fluorescent probe that might help light up tumor cells. Some of the properties of this probe include: the ability to penetrate deep tissues, its infrared properties make the malignant

Quadriplegic Man Feeding, Scratching Himself for First Time in Years

At Case Western University a quadriplegic man was able to move his right arm. Electrodes arrays were implanted to read signals from his motor cortex of his brain. The patient’s thought to move his hand and a computer analyzed it

Quadriplegic Man Feeding, Scratching Himself for First Time in Years

At Case Western University a quadriplegic man was able to move his right arm. Electrodes arrays were implanted to read signals from his motor cortex of his brain. The patient’s thought to move his hand and a computer analyzed it