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A mechanism influencing the generation of new COVID variants

The Stitch

SARS-CoV-2 takes advantage of powerful biological mechanisms that allow it to evolve quickly, generating variants to adapt to and persevere in human populations. The post A mechanism influencing the generation of new COVID variants appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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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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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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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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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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Global Perspectives on the Role of Medical Students in International Rotations

AAS

Garrett Masey MD, Sindhu Dwarapumdi BS, Ayesiga Herman MBBS, Lily Gutnik MD MPH The demand for global surgery has been on the rise in medical schools across the United States. International electives during medical school and residency training encourage personal growth, deepen medical knowledge, and develop cultural competence of our future medical care providers.

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Keeping calm and carrying on with patient care

Penn Medicine

De-escalation training for hospital staff is helping keep focus on patient care and reducing the chances of aggressive interactions in the workplace. It’s part of a system-wide commitment to addressing this national issue.

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Bridging generations: Combating social isolation in older adults through art and storytelling

The Stitch

Older adults in residential facilities were particularly impacted by COVID-19. Isolation and protective measures to mitigate the spread of the virus first started in March 2020 The post Bridging generations: Combating social isolation in older adults through art and storytelling appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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The Value of the Holocaust in Medical Education

IU School of Medicine

Last month, the annual Silvers Lecture on Holocaust, Genocide, and Contemporary Bioethics ( [link] ) hosted by the IU Center for Bioethics, was given by Stacy Gallin, DMH, founding director of the Ferencz Institute, on “The Value of the Holocaust in Medical Education” (available here: [link] ). Beforehand, I was not sure what to expect, but I assumed that she might talk about the importance of taking personal responsibility when considering moral questions.

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Concrete steps to preventing violence in the workplace

Penn Medicine

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s CEO describes the impact of workplace violence, and measures the health system is taking to make work safer for employees.

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Interview with US News & World Report: The journey to introduce new ambulatory surgery center ranking

OR Manager

Healthcare continues to evolve at a fast pace with advancements in technology and treatment, which is a big reason why finding the right medical care is a daunting task. Nowadays, patients seeking healthcare services are facing several choices, each promising the best care possible. How accurate is that promise? Determining which healthcare facility excels in […] The post Interview with US News & World Report: The journey to introduce new ambulatory surgery center ranking appeared fir

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Melanoma – what you need to know

The Stitch

We asked Dr. Ida Orengo about melanomas and what patients need to know to protect themselves and their loved ones. The post Melanoma – what you need to know appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Being Vulnerable is Human; Even for Surgeons

Association of Women Surgeons

By: Cathy Hung In the earlier years of my career, I always tried to accommodate patients’ needs anytime, all the … Continue reading "Being Vulnerable is Human; Even for Surgeons"

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Food Discounts for Nurses Week 2024

Triage Staffing

We’ve all heard about how much nurses love pizza parties (sarcasm), but also, there’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of a few food discounts, just in time for Nurses Week. We’ve gathered a few that are valid in 2024, but as always, check with each restaurant to make sure the discount is still good before you order. Buffalo Wild Wings: Get 20% off your order between May 6-12 when you show your ID.

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Reviewing the Ross Procedure with Dr. Kerendi

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons

The Ross procedure is a complex operation designed to replace a diseased or damaged aortic valve. This unique surgery relies on a patient’s own existing tissue, the pulmonary valve, to replace the aortic valve rather than using an artificial valve.

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Lyme disease 101: Q&A with Dr. Sarah Gunter

The Stitch

Lyme disease is a tick-borne infection that affects many annually. While Lyme disease is not as prominent in Texas, people are still at risk. Dr. The post Lyme disease 101: Q&A with Dr. Sarah Gunter appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Nerve Blocks for the Abdomen

DFW Anesthesia Professionals

Abdominal nerve blocks are a specialized technique in regional anesthesia targeting the nerves in the abdominal wall, providing effective pain relief for various abdominal surgeries. These nerve blocks are highly valued for their ability to significantly reduce the need for systemic opioids, thereby minimizing opioid-related side effects and enhancing postoperative recovery.

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Applications of AI in Medicine

Nashville Anesthesia Professionals

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is an umbrella term that encompasses technologies including deep learning, large language models, and natural language processing, that analyze large data sets in depth and learn from them, enabling the identification of subtle patterns 1. As AI technologies evolve, the potential applications of AI in medicine become increasingly versatile.

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Nursing Memes to Celebrate Nurses Week

Triage Staffing

It’s the start of Nurses Week and to celebrate we’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorite nursing memes. Do you have a favorite? Connect with us on social and share your favorite meme with us—we might just feature it. Nurses everywhere feel this in their soul. If you’re a nurse, chances are good that you’ve had a friend or relative call and ask for some medical advice over the phone.

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Understanding small bowel obstructions: causes, symptoms and treatment

The Stitch

Samra Radomsky, PA-C, shares what patients need to know about small bowel obstructions. The post Understanding small bowel obstructions: causes, symptoms and treatment appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Kommerell Diverticulum

RK.MD

Kommerell diverticulum (KD) is a rare vascular anomaly typically involving a right-sided aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery. However, variations like a left-sided arch with an aberrant right subclavian artery exist. This condition results from the persistence of an embryonic vascular remnant – the dorsal segment of an involuted fourth aortic arch.

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How to Know Which Bariatric Procedure is Right for You

USMD Health System

Are you considering bariatric surgery? Meet with a bariatric surgeon and learn about advanced procedures like sleeve gastronomy and gastric bypass.

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Protected: Episode 28 – Succeeding in multifamily through differentiation

Caresyntax

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Episode 28 – Succeeding in multifamily through differentiation appeared first on Caresyntax.

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Coping with loss on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

The Stitch

Holidays can be agonizing for many who have experienced the loss of a parent, especially Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Dr. Karen Lawson provides tips to fill that void during these difficult days. The post Coping with loss on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Marfan Syndrome

RK.MD

Marfan syndrome is a genetic condition primarily caused by mutations in the fibrillin-1 ( FBN1 ) gene, which encodes a glycoprotein component of connective tissue. The manifestations of Marfan syndrome result from weakened connective tissues. These include everything from ocular (lens dislocation, retinal detachment, myopia) and cardiovascular (aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, mitral valve prolapse) to skeletal (tall stature, arachnodactyly, chest wall abnormalities, scoliosis/kyphosis).

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Featured Author Podcast: High Initial Dose Sevoflurane Induction on Children’s EEG

Anesthesiology Journal

Moderator: BobbieJean Sweitzer, M.D. Participants: Jessica C. Martin, Ph.D., B.Sc. and Jerry Chao, M.D., M.Sc.