March, 2024

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Prostate Cancer: Understanding, Prevention, and Treatment

Surgical Techie

Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer among men worldwide. It develops in the prostate gland, a crucial part of the male reproductive system responsible for producing seminal fluid. While prostate cancer is common, understanding its risk factors, symptoms, prevention strategies, and treatment options is vital for early detection and effective […] The post Prostate Cancer: Understanding, Prevention, and Treatment appeared first on Surgicaltechie.com.

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New YouTube video: 3 reasons I stayed in academia

Amanda Xi

Today’s inane image of the day : When I started residency, I fully intended on joining a private practice group. But my residency and fellowship @mghanesthesia ended up changing my trajectory. Here are some reasons I stayed in academia: 1️⃣ I get to work with trainees [i.e. premedical students, medical students, residents, fellows, etc]. 2️⃣ I am surrounded by curious, intelligent, but humble people that encourage me to dig deeper. 3️⃣ The academic

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ANAESTHESIA FOR CAESAREAN SECTION IN PATIENTS WITH CARDIAC DISEASE – PART I

Anaesthesia News

1. CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE (CHD) Atrial septal / ventricular septal defects in pregnancy are often well tolerated during pregnancy. When anaesthetizing patients with CHD, using either a regional technique or general anaesthesia, the following factors must be kept in mind; prevention of accidental intravenous infusion of air bubbles, when planning epidural anaesthesia, loss of resistance to saline rather than air should be used to identify the epidural space , a slow onset of epidural analgesia

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Heart surgeon surpasses 600 robotic heart surgeries

The Stitch

In March, Dr. Kenneth K. Liao achieved a significant milestone by completing his 600th robotic heart surgery. The post Heart surgeon surpasses 600 robotic heart surgeries appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Celebrating Milestones and Inspiring Change: Insights from Incredible Health’s Fifth Annual State of US Nursing Report

Incredible Health

The post Celebrating Milestones and Inspiring Change: Insights from Incredible Health’s Fifth Annual State of US Nursing Report appeared first on Incredible Health.

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IU Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center study brings optimism to pathology resident with sickle cell

IU School of Medicine

“At any moment, in a matter of seconds, I could have a sickle cell crisis,” writes Indiana University School of Medicine clinical pathology resident Halimat Olaniyan, MD, in her book, “ Breaking the Cycle of Pain, Short Stories on Living with Sickle Cell.” “As the crescent-shaped red blood cells coursing through my veins turn on me,” she continues, “they stick together and block the flow of blood in my body.

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Gardner Well Tong in Skull traction

Surgical Techie

Gardner Well Tong is a medical device that is commonly used in skull traction. Skull traction is a therapeutic technique that is often used in the treatment of fractures, dislocations, and other injuries to the spine or neck. The Gardner Well Tong is a key component of this technique, and it is used to provide […] The post Gardner Well Tong in Skull traction appeared first on Surgicaltechie.com.

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ANAESTHESIA FOR CAESAREAN SECTION IN PATIENTS WITH CARDIAC DISEASE – PART 2

Anaesthesia News

2. VALVULAR HEART DISEASE i) MITRAL STENOSIS: Anaesthetic considerations are to maintain a slow heart rate, venous return and SVR, avoid aorto-caval compression, treat atrial fibrillation (AF) aggressively, try and maintain sinus rhythm, prevent pain, hypoxaemia, hypercarbia and acidosis as these can increase PVR. Both general anaesthesia and regional techniques have been used.

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Baylor researchers awarded the National Academy of Sciences 2023 Cozzarelli Prize in Biomedical Sciences

The Stitch

The research warrants continuing investigations to translate the findings into a novel, more effective and longer-lasting cancer therapy. The post Baylor researchers awarded the National Academy of Sciences 2023 Cozzarelli Prize in Biomedical Sciences appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Incredible Health Reaches 1 Million Nurses and 1500 Hospitals Nationwide

Incredible Health

Incredible Health reaches 1 million nurses and 1500 hospitals, making it the largest career marketplace for nurses in the United States.

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M&M Conference: A Better Process for Better Outcomes

Neurosurgery

Morbidity and mortality (M&M) is a common conference across medical specialties. It originated in the early 1900s when a surgeon named Ernest A. Codman , MD, attempted to create a systematic way of reporting errors and standardizing practices and procedures. Back then, error tracking and reporting were not the norm, and he lost privileges at his hospital for trying to introduce any evaluation of surgeon competence.

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Mastering the Art of Subcutaneous Injections: A Comprehensive Guide

Surgical Techie

Subcutaneous injections are a common medical procedure used to administer medications into the layer of tissue just beneath the skin. While seemingly straightforward, mastering the technique is crucial for healthcare professionals to ensure optimal patient care and comfort. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of subcutaneous injections, covering everything from the […] The post Mastering the Art of Subcutaneous Injections: A Comprehensive Guide appeared first on

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Changing Cord Culture: Recognizing Table Power Supply Hazards

MEDITEK

[Photo source: Technical.ly.] Sometimes it’s the simplest detail missed that can cause the greatest amount of trouble! With so many things happening at once in even the most general OR sessions, the furthest thing from anyone’s focus is the cord which supplies power to the OR table — the central piece of equipment supporting the entire procedure.

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ANAESTHESIA FOR CAESAREAN SECTION IN PATIENTS WITH CARDIAC DISEASE – PART 3

Anaesthesia News

iii) AORTIC STENOSIS: Anaesthetic management in AS is to avoid tachycardia, and bradycardia, maintain intravascular volume and venous return, avoid aortocaval compression, and myocardial depression, maintain a normal heart rate as a slow heart rate decreases cardiac output (CO). Tachycardia may decrease time for coronary perfusion of the hypertrophied LV.

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Celebrating Match Day 2024

The Stitch

Today, fourth-year medical students at Baylor College of Medicine learned where they will go after graduation for their residency training. The post Celebrating Match Day 2024 appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Explore the Transformative Potential of AI Across Industries at NVIDIA GTC

NVIDIA: Healthcare

The integration of AI technologies has become crucial for organizations seeking to drive innovation, enhance productivity and gain a competitive edge. Among the most promising advancements are the use of large language models (LLMs) , retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) and accelerated data processing to adopt generative AI capabilities. These technologies have the potential to reshape industries, revolutionize customer experiences, optimize risk management and drive efficiency.

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Neurosurgery: Critical Resident Education in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Neurosurgery

There is nothing more important to a neurosurgeon than patient safety. We strive daily to provide the right care to the right patient at the right time and place in the best possible way. Beyond each individual encounter, achieving this requires constant assessment and reassessment of all aspects of care delivery — a process called quality improvement.

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Uses of Intravenous Lidocaine

Radius Anesthesia

Lidocaine is an amide local anesthetic commonly used for local or topical anesthesia. As with other local anesthetics, lidocaine’s mechanism of action occurs at sodium ion channels on the internal surface of the plasma membranes of neurons. By ionizing via the hydrogen ions present in the axoplasm, the initially uncharged molecule becomes a cation that can bind reversibly to the sodium channels while they are in their “open” state, preventing depolarization and, consequently, signaling.

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Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment: The Rise of HIPEC and Perfusion Therapy

SpecialtyCare

Cancer incidence is on the rise, and the American Cancer Society forecasts that there will be a staggering 2 million new cancer diagnoses in 2024. The risk of dying from cancer, however, has steadily declined over the past 30 years. This decline can be attributed to many things, but advancements in cancer treatments are certainly a factor. Stages of HIPEC One of those treatment advances, used for the first time in 1980, is hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).

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This Graduate’s Journey Ended with her Dream Job!

Pima Medical Institute

Robin Maser had a dream and knew that she needed to advance her education for that to be possible. The school she was attending recommended she look into Pima Medical’s online respiratory therapy bachelor’s degree program. She says the online program helped her to balance work and life, and now she is working in her dream job in critical care transport.

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Genetic variation passed down through generations may influence cancer development

The Stitch

The genes with cancer-relevant associations arising in this study would represent strong candidates for further investigation on their value in genetic testing. The post Genetic variation passed down through generations may influence cancer development appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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The Best Nursing Resume Guide for 2024 With Templates

Incredible Health

Reviewed by: Kiley Griffin, R.N. Imagine a registered nurse going into a patient’s room without a stethoscope or wearing sandals with their scrubs. The patient would feel confused and uneasy. This example is extreme, but it would relay to the patient their nurse isn’t prepared. The same holds true regarding your nursing resume. You don’t […] The post The Best Nursing Resume Guide for 2024 With Templates appeared first on Incredible Health.

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On the court or in the clinic, he’s all heart. Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Hornsby, MD’09

IU School of Medicine

By Matthew Harris Strolling across the Indiana University campus, Kyle Hornsby attracted his fair share of double takes during his first year of medical school. At 6-foot-5, Hornsby was hard to miss. And at a basketball-obsessed school, the attention made sense. Three years earlier, Hornsby’s shooting stroke propelled the Hoosiers to the finals of the NCAA tournament.

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Innovative Strategies for Maximizing OR Efficiency

NexGen Surgical

The operating room (OR) is one of the most essential hospital roles. Hospitals can maximize patient care, effectively utilize resources, and enhance their financial success through ORs, leading to patient satisfaction, staff satisfaction, and productivity. Apart from improved patient care and satisfaction, one of the hospitals’ key objectives is generating revenue that keeps their operations […] The post Innovative Strategies for Maximizing OR Efficiency appeared first on NexGen Surg

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Live at GTC: Hear From Industry Leaders Using AI to Drive Innovation and Agility

NVIDIA: Healthcare

Interest in new AI applications reached a fever pitch last year as business leaders began exploring AI pilot programs. This year, they’re focused on strategically implementing these programs to create new value and sharpen their competitive advantage. GTC , NVIDIA’s conference on AI and accelerated computing, set for March 18-21 at the San Jose Convention Center, will feature leaders across a broad swath of industries discussing how they’re charting the path to AI-driven innovation.

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Meet our Tucson Campus Respiratory Therapy Program Director!

Pima Medical Institute

Meet Betty-Pauline Gradillas, MEd, RCP, RRT. BP, as she’s called, is the Respiratory Therapy program director at our Tucson campus. She has been with Pima Medical for 17 years and in the respiratory therapy field for more than three decades. While at Pima Medical, she has been a leader in everything from classroom and clinical instruction, to being program director of the online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program.

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Image of the Month: Flood-tolerant plants

The Stitch

A serendipitous finding set researchers on a path to discover a potential way to make plants more flood tolerant. The post Image of the Month: Flood-tolerant plants appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Are Your Software Solutions Talking?

Surgical Information Systems

Interoperability can help ambulatory surgery centers leverage all of their technology solutions at their ASC and outside, including physician's offices, laboratories, and more.

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Alumnus and his wife open doors for future physicians

IU School of Medicine

By Matt Harris George Sorrells spent one summer in medical school working on an assembly line bolting bumpers onto buses to help pay for his degree. Fortunately for him, he found more than a paycheck at the job. The woman who dropped his check off each week eventually became his wife. Soon George and Barbara Sorrells were both working to finance his medical education.

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Cost-Efficiency in Surgical Services

NexGen Surgical

Cost efficiency in surgical services is vital to making healthcare accessible, sustainable, and high-quality. When costs become unbearable, hospital facilities find it difficult to achieve their objectives of providing quality surgical services. Cost efficiency is also essential in shaping healthcare policies, influencing resource allocation, and ensuring patients receive effective and affordable surgical interventions.

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Johnson & Johnson MedTech Works With NVIDIA to Broaden AI’s Reach in Surgery

NVIDIA: Healthcare

AI — already used to connect, analyze and offer predictions based on operating room data — will be critical to the future of surgery, boosting operating room efficiency and clinical decision-making. That’s why NVIDIA is working with Johnson & Johnson MedTech to test new AI capabilities for the company’s connected digital ecosystem for surgery. It aims to enable open innovation and accelerate the delivery of real-time insights at scale to support medical professionals before, during and after

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Switching to Nursing | Thrive with an Accelerated BSN

Nebraska Methodist College

There is no better time to become a nurse, and getting your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in an accelerated program can fast track your nursing education.

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Navigating future planning: Aging and intellectual and developmental disabilities

The Stitch

In a raw and vulnerable moment, a patient’s mother confided in me, “I’m deeply concerned about who will care for my son when I’m no The post Navigating future planning: Aging and intellectual and developmental disabilities appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Strengthening Cybersecurity in Healthcare: A Comprehensive Response to the Change Healthcare Cyberattack

Surgical Information Systems

Surgical Information Systems (SIS) shares detailed steps ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and other healthcare organizations can take to protect themselves from cybersecurity threats in the wake of the Change Healthcare cyberattack.

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Arcade game inspiring treatment for triple negative breast cancer

IU School of Medicine

National Institutes of Health funds study to test new drug combination for triple negative breast cancer Think back to your days as a kid. Ever stop by an arcade? If you did, you almost certainly played Whac-A-Mole, the popular game in which toy rodents randomly pop up from holes, and you desperately try to thump them back into hiding with a mallet.

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Restless Leg Syndrome and Considerations for Anesthesia

Nashville Anesthesia Professionals

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological disorder that affects approximately 5-10% of the population (1). It is characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs, often accompanied by uncomfortable sensations, such as tingling, itching, or crawling. These symptoms typically worsen during periods of rest or inactivity, leading to sleep disturbances and a significant impact on patients’ quality of life (2).

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NVIDIA BioNeMo Expands Computer-Aided Drug Discovery With New Foundation Models

NVIDIA: Healthcare

Pharma and biology researchers developing the next generation of therapeutics can now take advantage of NVIDIA BioNeMo ’s expanded generative AI toolkit, along with new ways to access its models. The latest BioNeMo foundation models can analyze DNA sequences, predict how proteins will change shape in response to a drug molecule, and determine a cell’s function based on its RNA.

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