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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."

Hip Fracture Surgery: Costs & Benefits

Hip Fracture Surgery: Costs & Benefits | Opinion Article

According to current estimates, more than 300,000 patients—mostly people aged 65 and older—sustain a hip fracture each year in the United States, and the annual incidence is expected to exceed 500,000 by 2040. Hip fractures often result in nursing home stays, higher mortality, and lower quality of life.…

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.'"

Guidelines for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Guidelines for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer | Feature

According to current estimates, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among North American men, with more than 33,000 dying from the disease in 2013. For men with androgen-sensitive metastatic disease, continuous androgen-deprivation therapy is considered the current standard of care, but many of these individuals will go on to develop castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).…

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?"

Just Culture? Just Kidding.

Just Culture? Just Kidding. | Medical Blog

"This admitting fault and taking responsibility wasn’t ‘punitive’ as has been asserted by the Just Culture proponents. The concept of Forgive and Remember was a strong backbone to the process."

Post-Op Pain in Pediatric Urology

Post-Op Pain in Pediatric Urology | Opinion Article

Management of pain is a critical aspect of postoperative care in pediatric urology. Currently, clinicians who aim to control postoperative pain in children use a combination of both opioids and anti-inflammatory drugs. Regional anesthesia with a caudal block is another effective pain management technique that is used in pediatric urology, but these blocks only last 6 to 8 hours unless an indwelling caudal catheter is used.…

AATS 2015

AATS 2015 | Opinion Article

New research was presented at AATS 2015, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, from April 25 to 29 in Seattle. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.…

CME: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

CME: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer | Opinion Article

Updated recommendations have been issued for the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with early-stage breast cancer. The update will enable some women with early-stage disease to avoid more invasive procedures and their associated higher risk of complications.

Lung Flute COPD Therapy – Video

Lung Flute COPD Therapy – Video | Opinion Article

This video features Sanjay Sethi, MD, and one of his patients who uses the Lung Flute. This device has been prescribed by doctors all over the USA and has been clinically proven to provide natural respiratory relief.…

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