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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to help the public navigate stem cell products

The Stitch

Society is aging. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans 65 and older is projected to increase from 58 million in 2022 The post How to help the public navigate stem cell products appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Don’t Forget the Debrief

AAS

As a trainee, I had the unfortunate experience of receiving, coding, and calling time of death for a trauma patient that was also my friend. The experience was intensely traumatic, but as is often the case, I carried on for the rest of my shift as there were other patients who needed our help. I […] The post Don’t Forget the Debrief appeared first on Association for Academic Surgery (AAS).

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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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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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Meet one of Baylor’s space medicine pioneers and rising stars

The Stitch

Dr. Mohammad Hirzallah toggles between being an investigator in the Center for Space Medicine and providing neurocritical care for patients. The post Meet one of Baylor’s space medicine pioneers and rising stars appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Industry Sponsored Studies: Friend or Foe?

AAS

I was often intrigued by the number of conflict of interests listed on the disclosure slides at the beginning of the talks back in the days when I was a medical student and surgery resident. It gives the audience, or perhaps only me, an impression that the speakers must be influential figures in their respective […] The post Industry Sponsored Studies: Friend or Foe?

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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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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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School of Medicine 2024 Class President reflects what she’s learned while at Baylor

The Stitch

2024 Class President Sahifah Ansari shares the lessons she's learned during her journey through medical school. The post School of Medicine 2024 Class President reflects what she’s learned while at Baylor appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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How to Get from A to Z: A Guide to Preparing for Your 1st Faculty Position

AAS

The path from trainee to faculty is hardly ever straight but has many twists and turns that are impossible to predict and plan for. These unplanned deviations add challenges we don’t expect, experiences that help us grow, and naturally lead to the evolution of long-term research and career goals as objectives are adapted and refined. […] The post How to Get from A to Z: A Guide to Preparing for Your 1st Faculty Position appeared first on Association for Academic Surgery (AAS).

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Top Illnesses in the US vs. Globally

Radius Anesthesia

Health challenges vary significantly between countries due to differences in healthcare infrastructure, socioeconomic factors, lifestyle choices, and environmental influences. While some illnesses are prevalent globally, others are more prominent in specific regions or populations. Top [RJ1] illnesses in the US differ from those presenting the largest problem globally, shedding light on the unique health burdens faced by the American population.

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Taking a Summer Assignment: Our Faves

Triage Staffing

Spring has sprung in much of the country, which means it’s time to start thinking about where you’re going to spend your summer. Need a little inspiration? We’ve got some of our travelers’ favorite locations for the summer if you’re looking for your newest assignment. Arizona Arizona in the summer? Yeah, it’s hot, but as locals say, “it’s a dry heat.” If you’ve ever spent the summer in a humid environment, you’ll understand what t

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Understanding melanoma with a surgical oncologist

The Stitch

We sat down with Dr. E. Ramsay Camp to answer some common questions about a deadly form of skin cancer during Melanoma Awareness Month. The post Understanding melanoma with a surgical oncologist appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Best Hospitals to Work for in South Carolina

Incredible Health

Did you know that the state of South Carolina has become the number one place in the nation for Americans to relocate to? There are plenty of good reasons, including the fact that South Carolina is a wonderful place to live and work. In addition to being family friendly and home to some of the […] The post Best Hospitals to Work for in South Carolina appeared first on Incredible Health.

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7 Important Facts About ACDF Surgery: Your Guide to Understanding This Crucial Procedure

SpecialtyCare

When it comes to specialized surgical care, understanding ACDF Surgery and its implications is crucial for patients and their families. SpecialtyCare, a leading provider of allied health services, plays a vital role in supporting surgical teams across the nation. In this blog, we will delve into Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) surgery, a common procedure for addressing cervical spine issues, using comprehensive information from the Cleveland Clinic.

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Built to grow: Key elements of planning a new ASC

OR Manager

Are you part of the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) construction boom? If so, you’re not alone. Approximately 116 new facilities opened in 2023, according to Becker’s ASC Review, and more are planned for More » The post Built to grow: Key elements of planning a new ASC appeared first on OR Manager.

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Explore MSN Degree Specializations: Choose Your Path

Nebraska Methodist College

Discover top MSN degree specializations and find the right path for your nursing career. Learn more today about your options!

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Ethical Challenges of Ozempic for Weight-Loss Use

IU School of Medicine

GLP-1s have been in development for some time but have only recently come to the forefront of American medicine for weight loss use. Since its FDA approval in 2017, Ozempic use has exploded by a factor of 40 and continues to increase. This increased use highlights ongoing concerns, such as known adverse effects like hypoglycemia and malnutrition, the unknown long-term health consequences , and newly developed problem s, such as accessibility and economic challenges.

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8 in 8: Biomarker Testing and Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy for Resectable NSCLC

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Video 8 in 8: Biomarker Testing and Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy for Resectable NSCLC kchalko Thu, 05/23/2024 - 09:56 In this video in the 8 in 8 Series, Dr. Dwight Owen (Ohio State University) discussed advances in biomarker testing and neoadjuvant immunotherapy for resectable non-small cell lung cancer. The talk includes a look at the role of PD-L1 testing, peri-operative chemo-immunotherapy, and the importance of NGS testing for patients with actionable mutations.

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Common inspection points for surgical instrumentation

OR Manager

Inspecting surgical devices is a time-consuming process. However, diligently checking every instrument prior to sterilization is essential to ensuring safe, proper functioning. As the last people to see More » The post Common inspection points for surgical instrumentation appeared first on OR Manager.

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Shout Out to our Amazing Teachers. You are the Heartbeat of Learning at Pima Medical!

Pima Medical Institute

We love our faculty here at Pima Medical Institute all year long, and during Teacher Appreciation Week we like to give a little extra appreciation to all those who are shaping the next generation of qualified healthcare professionals. Thank you for all you do! Check out some of the amazing words our students and staff used to describe the team of instructors across all campuses and online.

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How ‘invitations’ brought mammogram rates up

Penn Medicine

A Penn Medicine team used text messages and default orders to bring more patients back to receiving routine mammograms after a pandemic pause.

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

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Video 8 in 8 Series: Latin Heart Rounds on Mitral Annual 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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Why developing employees is a key competency for new managers

OR Manager

Transitioning to leadership involves many competing pressures, but staff development should be at the top (or at least near the top) of any new perioperative manager’s priority list. The new leader’s More » The post Why developing employees is a key competency for new managers appeared first on OR Manager.

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How awareness evolves to action on surgeon, patient gender gaps

OR Manager

Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of both women and men, but more women are dying. Why? Evidence points to lack of research and a one-size-fits-all approach to care, including in the OR. “Many of More » The post How awareness evolves to action on surgeon, patient gender gaps appeared first on OR Manager.

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Surgery center culture must prioritize cleaning, hand hygiene

OR Manager

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) play an increasingly crucial role in delivering outpatient surgical care that is efficient, effective, and—most importantly—safe. As the ASC sector continues to grow and More » The post Surgery center culture must prioritize cleaning, hand hygiene appeared first on OR Manager.

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Supply chain stress fractures demand rock-solid continuity planning

OR Manager

More than 4 years after personal protective equipment production and inventories crashed amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the “new normal” in healthcare supply chains seems to be “uncertainty.” More » The post Supply chain stress fractures demand rock-solid continuity planning appeared first on OR Manager.

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Antiseptic nasal decolonization noses ahead

OR Manager

Over 20 years ago, an article from Johns Hopkins published in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that Staphylococcus aureus decolonization of the nares can decrease risk of surgical site infections More » The post Antiseptic nasal decolonization noses ahead appeared first on OR Manager.