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CAR T cell therapy for pediatric brain cancer warrants further study

The Stitch

This study shows that this therapy can effectively get to the tumor, and the addition of C7R safely augments antitumor activity. The post CAR T cell therapy for pediatric brain cancer warrants further study appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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What makes a neurosurgeon?

Neurosurgery

“Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.” P. J. Abdul Kalam When I was in medical school, a question frequently asked by friends and family was, “How do you decide what kind of doctor to become?” I eventually developed an answer in the form of a metaphor: imagine you are at a gourmet ice cream shop. There is a wide variety of amazing flavors to choose from.

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STUDY: 90% of Healthcare Executives Think The Nurse Shortage Will Worsen

Incredible Health

Download Incredible Health's 2024 Healthcare Executive Report. Explore insights from 100+ healthcare leaders on solving nursing shortage and burnout.

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SpecialtyCare Leads the Industry in Perfusion Careers as 60% of Americans Are Projected to Have Heart Disease by 2050

SpecialtyCare

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published a report projecting that 6 in 10 Americans will have some form of cardiovascular disease by the year 2050. This projection comes from “worsening trends” related to important health factors such as diet, exercise, sleep, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, body weight, blood sugar, and blood cholesterol.

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Determined patient alive and grateful thanks to Baylor doctors

The Stitch

Rebecca Haskin's determination to persevere and the expertise of her team of Baylor doctors led to positive outcomes. The post Determined patient alive and grateful thanks to Baylor doctors appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Mark J. Kubala, MD, FAANS(L) Awarded TMA Foundation “Heart of Gold” Award

Neurosurgery

The Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMA Foundation) recently awarded neurosurgeon Mark J. Kubala, MD, FAANS(L) their highest honor, the Heart of Gold Award. The foundation presents the award to outstanding individuals who embody a “gold standard” of volunteerism and have made a measurable impact on the foundation’s mission through gifts and leadership.

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BASIC MODES OF MECHANICAL VENTILATION (Video of the Week)

Anaesthesia News

[link] Dr. R. Anu Asheetha Asst Professor, Institute of Anaesthesiology, Madurai Medical College Hospital, Madurai.

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Baylor Medicine surgeon performs costal margin reconstruction for slipping rib syndrome

The Stitch

Dr. R. Taylor Ripley successfully completed a groundbreaking surgical treatment for slipping rib syndrome. The post Baylor Medicine surgeon performs costal margin reconstruction for slipping rib syndrome appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Ethics in Practice: A Medical Students Unexpected Path to Parenthood

AAS

“HCG: 9,567,” I read in awe. It was an exciting, yet inopportune time. I had already come to terms with not having children. Yet here I was, in my second year of medical school, pregnant. Well, I thought, I would take my step exam and start my third year in the fall. It wouldn’t be […] The post Ethics in Practice: A Medical Students Unexpected Path to Parenthood appeared first on Association for Academic Surgery (AAS).

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Virtual and Vital: Why ASCs Should Move to the Cloud

Surgical Information Systems

The healthcare industry’s use of the cloud is growing, and it’s already proving beneficial for organizations like ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).

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Specialized Medical Equipment Delivery Can Save Money

CME Corp

With today’s interest rates and the financial pressures dogging healthcare, choosing the right provider to deliver equipment into healthcare facilities is especially important. Seeking out specialized delivery providers who offer benefits like need-by-date billing can yield big cost savings for many healthcare facilities.

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“The Yellow Wallpaper”: the new, century-old voice calling for representation in clinical research

The Stitch

“Never touch pen, brush, or pencil as long as you live.” This was an official prescription from Dr. Weir Mitchell, a man recognized by his The post “The Yellow Wallpaper”: the new, century-old voice calling for representation in clinical research appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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How to Get into Nursing School | Tips and Requirements

Nebraska Methodist College

Discover essential tips on how to get into nursing school, including admission requirements, the application process and key qualifications for success.

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Should I get a Master of Education?

AAS

One of the most common questions I receive from medical students and residents is about the value of obtaining a Master of Education. As education becomes a more common and visible pathway in academic surgery, the interest in attaining an advanced degree in education has increased. Trainees are curious about whether it would be worth […] The post Should I get a Master of Education?

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Welcoming the first babies from Penn Fertility in Lancaster

Penn Medicine

Ashlee Rineer, who sought family planning with her wife Lauren, and Carly Albright Keller, who was battling infertility, celebrated being the first patients to welcome children through the new Penn Fertility practice in Lancaster.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome – the most common hand ailment

The Stitch

Dr. Christine Yin explains carpal tunnel syndrome, one of the most common hand ailments, and breaks down treatment options. The post Carpal tunnel syndrome – the most common hand ailment appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Travel Nurse Wellness: Strategies for Maintaining Mental Health in Nursing

Triage Staffing

Nursing is an inherently demanding profession, both physically and mentally. The average nurse faces long hours on their feet and deals with high-stress levels daily. For travel nurses, these challenges can be even greater, amplified by the added pressures of adapting to new environments quickly, varying workplace cultures, and frequently changing routines.

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2024 Healthcare Executive Report

Incredible Health

Incredible Health’s Fifth Annual State of US Nursing Report reveals the challenges and insights driving nurses to leave their roles. Uncover why 23% of nurses are quitting their jobs in 2024. Download the report.

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Gender affirming care and a future not in the shadows

Penn Medicine

As a lifelong performer, Mattie Chaya Kimberly “Kimi” Klauser is accustomed to living in the stage lights. This year, she began enjoying life even more after facial feminization surgery, as part of her gender-affirming care.

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How to think about medical screening tests: benefits, risks, and limits

The Stitch

Two Baylor experts break down the potential downsides of excessive and unnecessary medical screening tests. The post How to think about medical screening tests: benefits, risks, and limits appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Telehealth Options for Traveling Healthcare Pros

Triage Staffing

You know when you’re on a plane and they’re going over the safety briefing? They always say to take care of yourself and put your own mask on before helping others. There’s a good reason for this while on the plane—if oxygen is required, you run the risk of losing consciousness and then you can’t help anyone. The same is true when you’re a healthcare traveler.

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Back to School Mom – A Decade Later: Trauma Surgery Fellowship with Teenagers

Association of Women Surgeons

By: Dr. Evelyn Coile The house is silent.

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Continuous Electroencephalogram (cEEG): Unlocking the Brain’s Secrets

SpecialtyCare

A powerful tool called continuous electroencephalogram (cEEG) offers a real-time window into the brain’s electrical activity.The human brain, a three-pound marvel of nature, is the control center for everything we do, think, and feel. Yet, despite its immense power, its inner workings remain shrouded in a veil of mystery. When neurological issues arise, peering into this intricate landscape becomes crucial for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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Streamlining the Surgical Journey with Digital Health and Wellness

Picis

Undergoing surgery can be a stressful experience. Unfamiliarity with the procedure, mountains of paperwork, and unanswered questions can leave patients feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Fortunately, the healthcare landscape is evolving, and digital health tools are emerging as powerful allies for patients navigating the surgical process. Taking Control: How Digital Tools Empower Patients Before Surgery Traditionally, pre-surgical education often involves static pamphlets and lengthy consultations

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Miliary Pattern

RK.MD

A “miliary pattern” on chest x-ray (CXR) is a distinctive finding characterized by numerous small (1-4 mm) nodules, typically uniform in size and distributed throughout both lung fields, resembling millet seeds – hence the term “miliary.” Miliary patterns are most commonly associated with the hematogenous spread of diseases, including infection (disseminated fungi, viruses like varicella, tuberculosis with granulomas throughout the lung), neoplasm (metastatic cancer

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July 2024 Editor-in-Chief Podcast

Anesthesiology Journal

Creator: James P. Rathmell, M.D., M.B.A. July 2024, Volume 141, Issue 1 Overview of July issue original studies.

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10 Benefits of PLIF Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide

SpecialtyCare

Table of Contents Introduction Understanding PLIF Surgery The Procedure Recovery and Rehabilitation 10 Benefits of PLIF Surgery Why Choose SpecialtyCare for Your Surgery? Frequently Asked Questions 1. What conditions can PLIF surgery treat? 2. How long does the surgery take? 3. What is the success rate of PLIF surgery? 4. Are there any risks associated with PLIF surgery?

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Pride in the Operating Room: How the Structure of Surgical Residency Can Keep Us in the Closet

Association of Women Surgeons

By: W. Tyler Crawley Pride in residency is difficult, especially in surgery.

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The Importance of Setting Boundaries as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Blog The Importance of Setting Boundaries as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon KCummings Thu, 06/20/2024 - 09:28 Medical Student Resident / Fellow As physicians, we spend the first half of our adult lives being told to always say yes. The goal is to build that CV so you can make it to the next step. Set a foundation to show you have potential and you’ll get accepted to medical school.

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Featured Author Podcast: Sweep Flow and Dyspnea during Veno Arterial ECMO

Anesthesiology Journal

Moderator: James P. Rathmell, M.D. Participants: Côme Bureau, M.D., Ph.D. and Nikolaos J. Skubas, M.D.

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