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Patient Dies 90 Min After Live Broadcast Surgery

Patient Dies 90 Min After Live Broadcast Surgery | Guest Blog

"Was the delay in deciding to open influenced by the presence of an audience of 100 surgeons expecting to see a laparoscopic liver resection?"

After Poor Outcomes, Neurosurgeon Arrested for Assault

After Poor Outcomes, Neurosurgeon Arrested for Assault | Medical Blog

"He stuck a sponge in the hole in my esophagus and sewed me up."

Can Incident Reports Backfire?

Can Incident Reports Backfire? | Guest Blog

"Incident reports can be subpoenaed by patients...do hospitals train people what to write and not write in incident reports? I don't think so."

Is the Surgeon Still “Captain of the Ship”?

Is the Surgeon Still “Captain of the Ship”? | Guest Blog

"I keep hearing that medical care has become a team sport. If that's true, then the surgeon, like everyone else, is simply a member of the team."

Woman Refuses Episiotomy, Gets One Anyway

Woman Refuses Episiotomy, Gets One Anyway | Guest Blog

"This case is not about malpractice. It is about the right of a patient to refuse an intervention. While the doctor stood with scissors in hand, the patient can clearly be heard saying, 'Don’t cut me.'"

The Doctor Will Saw You Now

The Doctor Will Saw You Now | Guest Blog

"While the staff was frantically searching for a suitable instrument, a rusty hacksaw was found in a storage closet."

Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery

Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery | Medical Blog

"There may be a movement afoot to start a Fundamentals of Open Surgery course. What is going on here? Do we really need to have a separate course to teach residents open surgery? Isn't that what a 'residency' is supposed to do?"

Alternative Medicine Docs Confused About Oxygen

Alternative Medicine Docs Confused About Oxygen | Guest Blog

"How about we just take our oxygen the old-fashioned way—normal breaths and never intravenously?"

Journal Publishers’ Exorbitant Profit Margins

Journal Publishers’ Exorbitant Profit Margins | Guest Blog

"Before submitting any paper to an open access journal, authors should be sure they understand the fee structure and check Beall's list of predatory publishers, which has recently been updated and expanded."

Wisconsin Bill: Cameras in the OR

Wisconsin Bill: Cameras in the OR | Guest Blog

"It is understandable that a family would want to do something positive in memory of their loved one, but is this proposed law the way to go?"

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