May, 2024

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CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE VENOUS EXCESS ULTRASOUND (VEXUS) SCORE

Anaesthesia News

INTRODUCTION: The importance of functional right ventricular failure and resultant splanchnic venous congestion has long been under-appreciated and is difficult to assess by traditional physical examination and standard diagnostic imaging. The recent development of the venous excess ultrasound score (VExUS) and growth of point-of-care ultrasound in the last decade has made for a potentially very useful clinical tool.

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CAR T cell therapy targeting HER2 antigen shows promise against advanced sarcoma in phase I clinical trial

The Stitch

The HEROS 2.0 trial showed that this therapeutic approach is safe and is associated with clinical benefit. The post CAR T cell therapy targeting HER2 antigen shows promise against advanced sarcoma in phase I clinical trial appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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From CPR to ECMO: A Story of Saving Lives and Inspiring Careers

SpecialtyCare

“I Want to Help Save Lives” An individual can have many reasons to choose a healthcare career. Perhaps it is a family legacy, or a parental expectation that we decide to honor. Maybe it is a calling into a particular field of medicine – like obstetrics because we love babies, or geriatrics because we see the changing needs of our grandparents as they age.

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Top Successful Nursing Student Tips | Learn & Excel | Omaha

Nebraska Methodist College

As you begin your nursing education , you may wonder how balancing life and nursing school is going to work. You, like many students, may plan on working part- or full-time during college. Balancing your personal and professional life while finding time to study can be a challenge. At Nebraska Methodist College (NMC), faculty and staff encourage student success and provide the tools they need to achieve their goals.

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Drug Discovery, STAT! NVIDIA, Recursion Speed Pharma R&D With AI Supercomputer

NVIDIA: Healthcare

Described as the largest system in the pharmaceutical industry, BioHive-2 at the Salt Lake City headquarters of Recursion debuts today at No. 35, up more than 100 spots from its predecessor on the latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The advance represents the company’s most recent effort to accelerate drug discovery with NVIDIA technologies.

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Preventing Surgical Errors: Effective Strategies Over Warning Signs in Operating Rooms

LeanBlog

This is a Chat GPT / Dall-E generated image: It's silly, right? I've never seen a sign like this in an operating room. And I'm not advocating for them. It's not the right approach for quality and patient safety. If warning signs actually prevented mistakes, and given that a vast majority of mistakes are caused by human factors (like fatigue) and systemic factors (like being behind schedule because instruments were delivered late to the O.R.)… […] The post Preventing Surgical Errors:

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Intra operative sudden desaturation (Video of the Week)

Anaesthesia News

[link] DR.J.EDWARD JOHNSON Prof and HOD, Dept of Anaesthesiology, Kanyakumari Govt Medical College and Hospital, Asaripallam, Nagercoil.

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EAP Awareness: Mental Health Month

Triage Staffing

Where do the helpers go when they need help themselves? If you travel with Triage, you can use Mutual of Omaha’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is a confidential program dedicated to supporting the emotional health and well-being of our employees and their families. There’s no cost and you do not need to be enrolled in the medical plan to take advantage of the EAP.

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Surgeon Empowerment Through NexGen’s Administrative Support

NexGen Surgical

Managing surgeries while handling administrative tasks can be quite a challenge for surgeons. All these can lead to burnout, affect mental health and reduce productivity. These challenges can have a ripple effect on patient care. In the ever-changing landscape of surgery, surgeons demand a flexible work schedule that is pivotal to their overall well-being and […] The post Surgeon Empowerment Through NexGen’s Administrative Support appeared first on NexGen Surgical.

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Nurse leaders, vendors must collaborate effectively

OR Manager

Is working with a healthcare vendor a necessary evil? For leaders in the perioperative space, where vendors abound, it may be tempting to answer “yes.” The relationship between vendors and nurse leaders is More » The post Nurse leaders, vendors must collaborate effectively appeared first on OR Manager.

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Optimize Your Cardiac OR with Normothermic Regional Perfusion (NRP)

SpecialtyCare

In 2023, the number of lung, liver, and heart transplants across the country each increased by more than 10% , according to The New York Times. New perfusion technology is both meeting the demand and increasing opportunities for transplant, extending new life to donor organs by outperforming former methods of cooling them down to preserve function. Normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) is one of the innovative technologies improving the viability of organs for transplant.

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LOWFLOW ANAESTHESIA PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (Video of the Week)

Anaesthesia News

[link] DR.J. EDWARD JOHNSON Prof and HOD, Dept of Anaesthesiology, Kanyakumari Govt Medical College and Hospital, Asaripallam, Nagercoil.

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Congratulations to the Baylor College of Medicine class of 2024!

The Stitch

The Baylor community will come together tonight to celebrate this year’s graduating class at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The post Congratulations to the Baylor College of Medicine class of 2024! appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: May 3, 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 Danaher: Masterful Capital Allocation and Lean Manufacturing Combined Danaher is revered as one of the true lean success stories in North America over the last 40 years – and […] The p

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Bariatric Medical Equipment Buyer's Guide

CME Corp

According to the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), 41.9% of adults in the United States are considered obese 1. And there is more, statistics from the CDC show that 22 of 50 states have an obesity prevalence at or above 35% 2. It is no surprise then that healthcare facilities are investing in bariatric medical equipment to accommodate the growing number of patients suffering from obesity.

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8 ASC Management Tips That Deliver Results

Surgical Information Systems

ASC management has many challenges. Learn tips to improve your management in areas such as, physician engagement, recruitment, staff performance, and technology.

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Academic Global Pediatric Surgery: Outside the Box

AAS

Academic global surgery has gained significant traction over the last decade, in part due to the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery’s seminal report in 2015 (Meara et al., 2015). This increase in interest has led to many initiatives, and subsequent publications, focusing on providing much-needed surgical care to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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STELLATE GANGLION BLOCK (Video of the Week)

Anaesthesia News

[link] DR.VISSNUKUMAR M.D, P.D.C.C., CCEPC. Consultant Pain Physician, Sri Chandra Sekara Hoapital, Hosur. Tamilnadu.

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PKMYT1, a potential ‘Achilles heel’ of treatment resistant ER+ breast cancers with the poorest prognosis

The Stitch

The challenge was to identify the kinase among hundreds of kinases in these treatment-resistant tumors that would help turn the tide in the fight against this cancer. The post PKMYT1, a potential ‘Achilles heel’ of treatment resistant ER+ breast cancers with the poorest prognosis appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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It’s all in the family for these bone marrow transplant nurses

Penn Medicine

Penn Medicine’s bone marrow transplant team already considers itself a family, but having three related nurses in its ranks—often treating the same people at different phases of care—makes them that much stronger.

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5 Benefits of Automated Ultrasound Probe Disinfection

CME Corp

It’s a scene that clinicians and healthcare professionals know all too well: a busy floor experiencing staff shortages, training new team members, meeting the diverse needs of patients while trying to maintain consistent SOPs and accurate documentation… and then an auditor from The Joint Commission (TJC) walks in for a survey… In an environment in which the time and attention of each clinician is at a premium, while competing priorities pull them constantly in different directions, an automated

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4 Things to Look for in an ASC Revenue Cycle Consulting Firm

Surgical Information Systems

When it comes to revenue cycle management, ambulatory surgery centers are faced with a number of challenges. Learn how to find the right consulting firm.

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Highlighting the Ethiopian Surgical Society: COSECSA Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course 2023

AAS

I recently returned from my first in-person College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) annual meeting, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For COSECSA members and trainees, the first week of December is notable each year for surgeons and residents from more than 14 African countries gathering for the annual fellowship-level exams, general […] The post Highlighting the Ethiopian Surgical Society: COSECSA Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course 2023 appeared first on Ass

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Navigating Professional Development Time: What Are My Priorities?

Association of Women Surgeons

By: Ariana Naaseh, MD, MPHS Often the first thing I get asked by friends and family regarding residency is “So … Continue reading "Navigating Professional Development Time: What Are My Priorities?

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Baylor College of Medicine researchers set the foundation for novel rare disease treatment

The Stitch

The story behind the discovery that led to the novel treatment revealed that scientific breakthroughs can sometimes happen in unexpected ways. The post Baylor College of Medicine researchers set the foundation for novel rare disease treatment appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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One patient’s gene mutation could save others from ‘2nd skeleton’

Penn Medicine

A patient who unknowingly grew up with a progressive bone-forming condition, FOP, could help protect others from the grip of the disease.

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Managing Complex Medical Equipment Procurement: A Case Study

CME Corp

In the fast-paced and dynamic landscape of healthcare, efficient delivery and installation of medical equipment is critical for ensuring the uninterrupted operation of healthcare facilities and safeguarding their ability to deliver quality patient care. Managing all the moving parts of medical equipment procurement, from the moment an order is placed through to delivery requires the expertise of project managers, logistics teams, delivery experts, and biomedical technicians.

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SIS Highlights Tips, Optimizations, and New Features in Inaugural Virtual Cloud Client User Meeting

Surgical Information Systems

Surgical Information Systems (SIS) hosted a two-day online event for users of SIS Complete, the ASC Software that has become the choice of 1000+ ASCs.

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Abnormal Arterial Waveforms

RK.MD

Understanding abnormal arterial waveforms is crucial in diagnosing various cardiovascular conditions. These waveforms, visualized through arterial pressure tracings, provide insight into the mechanical performance of the heart and the vascular system. Here are some common abnormal arterial waveforms: Pulsus bisferiens has two distinct systolic peaks (or the second in early diastole) and is associated with aortic insufficiency (AI) and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM).

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8 in 8 Series: Latin Heart Rounds on Mitral Annular Disjunction

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Video 8 in 8 Series: Latin Heart Rounds on Mitral Annular Disjunction kchalko Mon, 05/20/2024 - 08:24 In this 8x8 video (presented in Spanish), Dr. Juan Crestanello, chief of cardiac surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses annular disjunction of the mitral valve, its medical and surgical implications, and also the operative techniques used to deal with this anatomical feature.

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2024 Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Awards

The Stitch

The Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Awards recognize our faculty's outstanding published scientific contributions to clinical and basic science research over the past three years. The post 2024 Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Awards appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Providing medical care on professional golfs biggest stage

Penn Medicine

When the U.S. Women's Open golf championship tees off in Lancaster, LG Health’s medical team will be there to help if anything goes wrong.

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Attracting and Retaining ASC Staff with Medical Equipment

CME Corp

Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) play a pivotal role in delivering efficient and specialized care within the larger healthcare landscape. With this in mind, ASCs are looking to increase the number of high acuity, high reimbursement procedures - like cardiac and orthopedic - to their centers. Adding to the growth potential, Center’s for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has unexpectedly started expanding the ASC-covered procedures list.

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Surgical Information Systems at ASCA 2024 Highlights

Surgical Information Systems

Surgical Information Systems (SIS) shares their takeaways from the ASCA 2024 Conference including the results of their Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Technology Survey.

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Featured Author Podcast: ENA-001 Effect on Hypoxic Breathing

Anesthesiology Journal

Moderator: James P. Rathmell, M.D. Participants: Albert Dahan, M.D., Ph.D., and Thomas K. Henthorn, M.D. Articles Discussed: Reversal of Propofol-induced Depression of the Hypoxic Ventilatory Response by BK-channel Blocker ENA-001: A Randomized Controlled Trial Reversal for Respiratory Depression: Let’s Take a Breath!

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Applying to Residency as an International Student at a US Medical School

Association of Women Surgeons

By Yoshiko Iwai Part of being an international student in the US is navigating the complex process of visa sponsorship.

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Using AI to improve diagnosis of rare genetic disorders

The Stitch

AIM narrows the differential genetic diagnoses down to a few genes and can potentially guide the discovery of previously unknown disorders. The post Using AI to improve diagnosis of rare genetic disorders appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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