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Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery

"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.

"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."

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

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.

Guidelines for Managing ACL Injuries

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are among the most common injuries that occur in athletes participating in high-demand sports. Research has shown that people who suffer these injuries are at higher risk for developing arthritis later in life, and women are more likely to suffer an ACL injury with certain sports when compared with men.…

Wisconsin Bill: Cameras in the OR

"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?"

Bariatric Surgery: Looking at Long-Term Follow-Up

Many published studies on bariatric surgery are retrospective, short-term analyses with insufficient follow-up. “Obesity is a chronic illness that is linked to important comorbidities,” says Nancy Puzziferri, MD, MS. “Obesity treatments need to be assessed in long-term studies, particularly for invasive procedures like bariatric surgery.”

There is plenty of short-term evidence about the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery for up to 1 year after the procedure, but few data are available about long-term outcomes.…


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Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery

"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.

"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."

Wisconsin Bill: Cameras in the OR

"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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