Ethologists, videographers and economists have all studied the behavior of surgeons in the operating room. Their revelations will not surprise surgeons, and they do not require the trappings of p-values and statistics.
Waiting for surgical care is more common than you think, and it can result in more complications. A Canadian study sheds light on the factors involved in waiting to fix a hip fracture.
The tale of an eggplant's exit from the body. Always a fun experience!
With First Lady Melania Trump's hospitalization, public misperceptions about how long someone should be admitted have run amok.
Things aren’t always what they seem – especially in the medical realm. That's precisely what surgeons in Japan discovered when performing an emergency appendectomy. Brain tissue ... in ovaries?!
18% attrition is a waste of our teaching resources and creates unwarranted stress for our physicians in training. I was drawn to the article because I was in fact part of that attrition ... I spent a great year in Vermont, growing up
Shutterstock Last week in JAMA Surgery, A. Rani Elwy PhD and colleagues presented survey results gathered from Veterans Affairs medical center surgeons at three facilities disclosed to families after both minor events (such as blood loss) and major adverse events needing to be returned to the operating room, or death. I was interested in their conclusion:
Like the use of luminol in crime scene investigations, researchers at Duke University, in collaboration with MIT in Boston, have developed a chemical dye that emits brighter fluorescence in cancer cells than normal tissue. The innovation could lead to better surgical results, by preventing subsequent operations.
The safety of surgical procedures was greatly enhance with the discovery of antibiotics. Today, many procedures involved prophylactic antibiotics to protect against infections. However, according to a new study, the continued growth of antibiotic resistance is threatening to make this practice ineffective.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects about three percent of women and two percent of men, is caused by excessive pressure on one of the the nerves in the wrist,