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By: Lars Brouwers, MD, MSc, PhD-candidate

3D Printing an Osteoporotic Mandible to Aid in Surgery

Together with maxillofacial surgeon, Erik Nout, MD, DDS, PhD, I prepared a stereolithography file of the above 3D-printed mandible. Speaking about the 3D print, Dr. Nout says: “The 3D-printed


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Patient satisfaction surveys are worthless

For several years, Medicare has tied hospital reimbursement to its definition of quality of care. Poorly performing hospitals can be penalized as much as 2% of their


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By: Lars Brouwers, MD, MSc, PhD-candidate

3D Printing Aids Fistulotomy

Together with colorectal surgeon David Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FEBS, I’m exploring the world of fistula surgery. We just printed our first and second fistula to investigate the


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By: Lars Brouwers, MD, MSc, PhD-candidate

3D Printing a Q Fever-Infected Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic infection is a rare, but severe condition. Primary infection with Coxiella burnetii bacteria in patients with chronic Q fever is notorious in the southern part of

Recent Features (view all)

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2017 HIV/AIDS Statistics – Facts on Rates, Cost & More

In the 1980s, at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, more than 59,000 Americans lost their lives to this brutal disease. The $146.6 billion that federal funding


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By: Amnon Beniaminovitz, MD, FACC

Statin Continuation Following an Adverse Event

Statins are among the most widely studied, successful medications in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease including stroke, myocardial infarction, and peripheral vascular disease. Sadly, due


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By: Written by Stacie Phan

Key Changes to Biosimilar Reimbursement Policy

By Stacie Phan The recent decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to change a billing policy that jeopardized the long-term stability of the


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#PWChat – Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust

Join us Wednesday, December 13 at 3:00pm ET for PART II of our live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why

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