April, 2024

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Cross-Post: First Female Neurosurgeon to Become a Medical School Dean: Julie G. Pilitsis Shares Her Path to Success

Neurosurgery

Our current series on Making and Maintaining a Neurosurgeon discusses how one transitions from student to resident to practicing neurosurgeon. This cross-post highlights the second chapter after practicing neurosurgery. Eleven years ago, Julie G. Pilitsis , MD, PhD, FAANS, set a goal to become a dean for a college of medicine. To achieve this goal, Dr.

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Baylor College of Medicine wins the 2024 STAT Madness science competition

The Stitch

After 64 schools competed and about a quarter million votes were cast, Baylor College of Medicine took the win home! The post Baylor College of Medicine wins the 2024 STAT Madness science competition appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Navigating Hospital Processes (or a Lack Thereof): A Personal Encounter with Systemic Issues in Outpatient Surgery

LeanBlog

It's interesting to observe a hospital process (or lack thereof) when a family member needs surgery. I had the opportunity to do so one day last week. I originally shared this on LinkedIn as a post and real-time updates. Thankfully, the clinical care seemed to be good, and that family member is recovering well from the outpatient procedure. But, the experience could have been better.

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Explore the Advantages of Accelerated BSN Programs | Omaha

Nebraska Methodist College

Changing your career path can be intimidating. But choosing an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program can give you the confidence you need as you embark on a new career.

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Latin Heart Rounds: Rounds on a Patient with Prosthetic Aortic Endocarditis

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Webinar Latin Heart Rounds: Rounds on a Patient with Prosthetic Aortic Endocarditis cgolden Thu, 04/25/2024 - 14:46 May 31, 2024 Webinar Link: Register for Free An international panel of experts will provide up-to-date insight on the management of patients with prosthetic aortic endocarditis. The discussion is based on a real patient presented by an early career surgeon.

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Why Healthcare Should Switch to Integrated Medical Scales

CME Corp

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the need for accurate physical examinations does not change. Physical examinations often include a variety of measurements essential for medical treatment decisions and protocols. Of these, weight measurement is one of the most critical. However, traditional weighing methods are manual processes that can lead to inaccuracies.

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Evaluating Professionalism and Self-reflection in Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery

As neurosurgeons, continuous improvement is essential to our growth. Self-reflection and self-improvement are core tenets instilled in us throughout training. During residency, this is built into our education, with discussions of quality, service and opportunities for improvement at the forefront. But what about after residency? As we transition, we continue to refine what we do and how we practice, often adding new techniques to our repertoires.

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Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: April 19, 2024

LeanBlog

Thanks, as always, to Ryan McCormack for this. He always shares so much good reading, listening, and viewing here! Subscribe to get these directly from Ryan via email. News, articles, books, podcasts, and videos about how to make the workplace better. Operational Excellence, Improvement, and Innovation Whose Chatbot is it anyway? In a March mixtape, I posted an article about the comical defence by Air Canada when they sought to shirk responsibility for bad advice given […] The post Ryan Mc

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Personal and Professional Fulfillment in Surgery

NexGen Surgical

In surgical practice, the need for professional commitments and personal well-being is essential. Surgeons face challenges while navigating the demands of their careers and seeking fulfillment in their personal lives. Striking this balance is vital for sustained excellence in both spheres. For surgeons experiencing work-life balance challenges and seeking a more fulfilling career in a […] The post Personal and Professional Fulfillment in Surgery appeared first on NexGen Surgical.

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His Goal Was to Work In A Field Where He Could Make a Difference

Pima Medical Institute

Gregory Hvizdak and his brother were in search of rewarding careers, not just jobs. They moved to Seattle, and after Hvizdak’s brother completed a program with Pima Medical Institute, he started on his own journey by starting the Dental Assistant certificate program. He’s now on his way to advancing his current career with his sights set on dental hygiene.

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Why Medical Facilities Need Medical Equipment Delivery Services

CME Corp

Hospitals are complex environments where the timely delivery and proper installation of medical equipment can have an impact on patient care – positively or negatively. From medical devices to furniture and fixtures, medical equipment requires specialized logistics, delivery, and installation to ensure it is properly set up and ready for use – without negatively impacting care workflows.

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Embracing Innovation: Adapting to New Surgical Technologies

Neurosurgery

During my residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, M. Sean Grady , MD, FAANS, repeatedly counseled that residency is intended to teach us how to incorporate innovations in neurosurgery into our practice. Then, we can keep up with the pace of research and technology and, thus, always offer our patients the cutting-edge. My first year out of training was at Stanford University, and I was asked to take on a neurosurgical leadership role in the transcranial focused ultrasound program.

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FROM THE LABS: Uncovering the secret of long-lived stem cells

The Stitch

A protein produced in large amounts in HSCs is key for these cells to retain their regenerative potential and avert the effects of aging. The post FROM THE LABS: Uncovering the secret of long-lived stem cells appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Avian Influenza: History and Current Risk

DFW Anesthesia Professionals

Avian influenza (“bird flu,” informally) is a disease caused by the Type A influenza virus, which has adapted to target birds but can also infect other animals, including humans. Commonly transmitted through the eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract, the virus can pose problems to wild birds, poultry, and people when outbreaks occur. With several recorded outbreaks in recent history, avian influenza continues to be a salient public health risk.

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Tranexamic Acid in the Procedural Setting

Nashville Anesthesia Professionals

Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic agent, a medication that reduces bleeding by preventing the lysis of a blood clot. 1 Originally developed for patients with hemophilia undergoing oral surgery, TXA is now also administered to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding, treat trauma patients at risk for hemorrhage, and to preoperatively minimize the need for blood transfusions during surgery. 2 TXA is an analog of the amino acid lysine and it functions by blocking the conversion of plasminogen to

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LUMBO SACRAL PLEXUS BLOCK – PNS (Video of the Week)

Anaesthesia News

[link] Dr.VENKATESWARAN.G SENIOR CONSULTANT ANAESTHESIOLOGIST, GANGA HOSPITAL, COIMBATORE. TAMILNADU.

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What are the Different Types of Patient Lifts

CME Corp

In the healthcare setting patient lifts play a critical role in helping assure the safety of both the medical staff and patient as well as contributing to efficient transfers.

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Neurosurgery Blog Featured on Medscape’s List of Medical Blogs Physicians Love

Neurosurgery

On Feb. 16, Medscape published an article, “‘Blog MD’: Medical Blogs That Physicians Love,” including Neurosurgery Blog on their list of 10 medical blogs for physicians. The article states, “the blog authored by the AANS and CNS tackles topics beyond brain surgery. Physicians and other specialists could learn from writings about a neurosurgeon’s approach to mentorship, artificial intelligence in the treatment of stroke patients, and creating a pathway for the next generation of neurosurgeons.

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Headed to a festival or outdoor event soon? Here is what you should know

The Stitch

Baylor physicians share general tips on footwear, hydration, allergies and heat protection for outdoor events. The post Headed to a festival or outdoor event soon? Here is what you should know appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Anesthesia – Top 5 Questions Asked By Patients

Salem Anesthesia

Demystifying Anesthesia: Answering the Top 5 Questions Anesthesia, the invisible hero of modern medicine, plays a crucial role in surgeries and medical procedures, ensuring patients are comfortable, pain-free, and safe. Yet, despite its importance, many people still have lingering questions and concerns about this critical aspect of healthcare. Let’s delve into the top five questions people often ask about anesthesia to demystify this essential medical process.

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Selecting Your Ideal EdD Specialization | A Guide | Omaha

Nebraska Methodist College

Now more than ever, there’s a need for forward thinking healthcare education administrators and public health policy leaders.

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SIS Awarded Five "Top Workplace" Designations for Culture Excellence

Surgical Information Systems

Surgical Information Systems Wins 2024 Top Workplaces Cultural Excellence Awards for Innovation, Work-Life Flexibility, Compensation & Benefits, Leadership, and Purpose & Values

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Expanding Surgical Specialties To Meet Community Needs

NexGen Surgical

In the ever-changing healthcare landscape, the needs of communities are also changing, presenting a challenge for healthcare providers to address those concerns. Meeting these demands in different communities requires a forward-thinking and adaptable approach to ensure that healthcare remains accessible and tailored to the specific needs of each population.

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Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery Risk Calculator

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Resource Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery Risk Calculator kchalko Mon, 04/01/2024 - 13:31 Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery Risk Calculator Existing literature on national surgical outcomes of isolated tricuspid valve repair or replacement is based on data from over a decade ago and may not reflect current practice results. Real-world contemporary data from the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database demonstrate increased overall volumes compared to prior years, and improved outcomes for both isolated

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“The Stars Aligned”: One warrior’s journey with Parkinson’s

The Stitch

Allison Toepperwein and her husband Steven share their experience with deep brain stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders. The post “The Stars Aligned”: One warrior’s journey with Parkinson’s appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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PNS GUIDED LOWER EXTREMITY BLOCKS (Video of the Week)

Anaesthesia News

[link] DR APARNA JAYARAJ MD., PDFNB Senior Registrar, Ganga Hospital Coimbatore.

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5 Myths About Accelerated Nursing Programs at NMC Explained

Nebraska Methodist College

One of the most popular programs at Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) is the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program , and it gets a lot of attention from people looking to switch careers or degree paths.

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Exercise and Fitness During Medical School

Association of Women Surgeons

By: Amber Park The way physicians provide care for their patients versus the way physicians care for themselves has been … Continue reading "Exercise and Fitness During Medical School"

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A wish to remember

Penn Medicine

The Three Wishes Project at Penn Medicine Princeton Health helps ease the process of dying for patients, their families, and the staff who care for them.

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How To Get Your Software Talking

Surgical Information Systems

By leveraging interoperability between its software and technology investments, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) can enhance efficiency and reduce costs and errors.

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Taping your way to a better night sleep? Experts say don’t do it

The Stitch

Dr. Sonal Malhotra talks about the dangers of mouth taping, a recent sleeping trend going viral on social media. The post Taping your way to a better night sleep? Experts say don’t do it appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Bring Me to Speak at Your Health System’s Quarterly Leadership Forum

LeanBlog

I recently spoke and facilitated at a health system's quarterly leadership forum event on the topic of “Psychological Safety as a Pre-Condition for Continuous Improvement.” It was very well received, and I'm very passionate about the need for leaders to help every team member believe that it's both safe and effective to speak up in the workplace.

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Building a Practice in the Community

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Blog Building a Practice in the Community KCummings Mon, 04/29/2024 - 12:35 Medical Student Resident / Fellow “Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than a master of one.” Image Heather Palomino, MD In training, you are surrounded by highly specialized cardiac and thoracic surgeons who are often subspecialized and have created a niche within their practice.

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AAS Ethics Committee Online Auction – Don’t Forget to Bid!

AAS

The AAS Ethics Committee Art & Essay Festival for 2024 continues with our art auction, benefitting the AAS Foundation. Visit the Auction Site, review the art and learn about the artists, and be sure to bid on the submitted work by AAS member artists, like this entry from Joseph Talbet: Description: The artwork is a […] The post AAS Ethics Committee Online Auction – Don’t Forget to Bid!

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A doctor to help patients thrive in life after cancer

Penn Medicine

At ABBCI in Lancaster, Jennie Barbieri, MD, recently became the first director of Bridging Oncology Care & Wellness Recovery to ensure patients’ mind, body, and spirit are cared for once they reach recovery.

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The Pros and Cons of Pursuing a Fellowship

Neurosurgery

After fast-paced, rewarding, but often exhausting years of completing highly technical neurosurgical training as a resident, the decision to pursue an additional one to two years of fellowship training is ultimately highly personal. As a mid-level resident, I weighed the pros and cons of this path after graduating in the context of my professional and personal goals.

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First step to untangle DNA: supercoiled DNA captures gyrase like a lasso ropes cattle

The Stitch

Researchers visualize in atomic detail the first step of the mechanism that prompts DNA gyrase enzyme for resolving DNA entanglements. The post First step to untangle DNA: supercoiled DNA captures gyrase like a lasso ropes cattle appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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