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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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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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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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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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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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Associate vs Bachelor’s: Choosing a Respiratory Degree

Nebraska Methodist College

Explore key differences between an associate and a bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy to make the right educational choice.

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Why You Should Be A Perfusionist In Austin, Texas

SpecialtyCare

Bringing work and life and dreams all together at once – in Austin! Austin, Texas is recently and quickly becoming a hot new opportunity spot for SpecialtyCare perfusionists after a new partnership with HCA St. David’s was announced a few weeks ago. And for Erica Conner and Carter Moroz, recently promoted to Area Clinical Managers of perfusion in Austin, the city is bringing together their work, life, and dreams in one shot.

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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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How much do you know about PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease)?

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons

Nearly 10 million Americans suffer from the circulatory condition Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD. PAD occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries and limits blood flow to the lower extremities. This limited blood flow causes poor circulation, which if left un-treated, can severely damage foot and leg tissue, sometimes resulting in non-healing ulcers.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: The Best Specialty You Know Nothing About

Association of Women Surgeons

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: The Best Specialty You Know Nothing About By Jaclyn Tomsic The famous philosopher Confucius once … Continue reading "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: The Best Specialty You Know Nothing About"

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Remembering Those Who Served

Triage Staffing

Although Memorial Day is often thought of as the start of the summer season, in the United States, Memorial Day is actually set aside to remember the men and women of the U.S. military who died while serving their country. Originally called Decoration Day, it was commemorated on May 30 each year until 1971 when Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which created the three day weekend that we have today.

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How hand surgery can save you from a lot of pain

The Stitch

Our hands bear the brunt of our daily activities. Hand surgery offers a way to alleviate pain and restore functionality to your hands. The post How hand surgery can save you from a lot of pain appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Healthy Woman Survives Stroke After Running Tokyo Marathon

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons

CTVS patient and marathon runner, Alejandra Saitas, shared her stroke survival story with Nicole Villalpando from the Austin American Statesman in honor of Stroke Awareness Month to help educate others about the lesser-known symptoms she experienced that took her by surprise. You can read her story below or find it on the Austin American Statesman website here.

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Preparing for Surgery When You Have a History of Opioid Use Disorder Can Be Challenging; Here’s What You Need to Know

Goldfinch Health

Every patient approaching surgery should be concerned about persistent opioid use, Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), addiction, and leftover prescription medications. One group should have grave concerns—those patients who have a history of Substance Use Disorder (SUD). The Opioid Crisis has now raged on for over two decades. As a result, it is estimated over 20 million Americans have a history of OUD.

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Growing Up Iranian-American

Association of Women Surgeons

Sophie Dream, MD, MPH My father moved to Chicago at a young age.

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Health equity is imperative for the future of the health of the nation

The Stitch

In May 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, I read the National Public Radio report, “African-American deaths from COVID-19 are nearly two times greater than whites.” The post Health equity is imperative for the future of the health of the nation appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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From Marathon to Hospital: A Patient’s Unexpected Stroke Journey

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons

May is American Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke takes place when blood vessels that supply oxygen to the brain become blocked or rupture, resulting in damaged brain cells and potentially even permanent brain damage or death. Sadly, stroke continues to be one of the leading causes of death and disability in our country.

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5 Warning Signs of an Underperforming Anesthesia Team

Somnia

Anesthesia departments are crucial to the success of operating rooms (ORs). Given the complexity of anesthesiology, effective management is essential. Providers must have excellent clinical skills and a thorough understanding of the business side of their services. Ensuring your anesthesia team excels in both areas is vital. Here are five warning signs that your anesthesia team might be underperforming: 1.

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Karius Test

RK.MD

The Karius test is a liquid biopsy that leverages next-generation sequencing to identify and quantify microbial cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from over 1,500 pathogens, including bacteria, DNA viruses, fungi, and parasites. Traditional infectious disease diagnostic methods, including blood cultures, serologies, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays, face limitations in sensitivity, specificity, and the time required to obtain results.

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Aprepitant

RK.MD

Aprepitant (Emend) is a potent, oral antiemetic used to prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) and postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Fosaprepitant is a prodrug of aprepitant, with the benefit that it can be administered intravenously for patients who are too nauseous to reliably take oral aprepitant. Aprepitant specifically targets and inhibits NK1 receptors, effectively preventing the emetic signals from being transmitted.