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July 9, 2021

Chopstick Pieces Stuck in Woman’s Nose for a Week Chopstick Pieces Stuck in Woman’s Nose for a Week

A 29-year-old woman in Taiwan had chopstick fragments in her sinuses for a week after she was reportedly attacked by her sister at the dinner table, […]
July 7, 2021

Doctors Remove Massive Tumor from Ethiopian Girl’s Face Doctors Remove Massive Tumor from Ethiopian Girl’s Face

A six-year-old girl named Negalem Alafa, from Ethiopia, was born with a tumor that never stopped growing. Now, thanks to surgeons from Lenox Hill Hospital, a […]
June 28, 2021

COVID’s Lingering Effects Can Stop Elective Surgeries COVID’s Lingering Effects Can Stop Elective Surgeries

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The week before Brian Colvin was scheduled for shoulder surgery in November, […]
June 10, 2021

More Surgical Teams Using Real-Time ‘Digital Playbooks’ More Surgical Teams Using Real-Time ‘Digital Playbooks’

More surgeons are using a software solution in the operating room that walks the team through role-specific best practices for a procedure in real time, eliminating […]
May 20, 2021

Floating Holograms Coming to a Clinic Near You Floating Holograms Coming to a Clinic Near You

  Airborne three-dimensional holograms are a staple of science fiction, from Princess Leia’s cry for help in Star Wars to the holodeck on Star Trek. Now, […]
May 18, 2021

Half of General Surgeons Saw Income Drop in 2020 Half of General Surgeons Saw Income Drop in 2020

Some general surgeons, like many other physicians, saw their incomes drop during the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, they worked fewer hours and saw fewer patients. The […]
May 5, 2021

Ohio Surgeon Who Wrote His Own Colorful Obituary Dead at 48 Ohio Surgeon Who Wrote His Own Colorful Obituary Dead at 48

The family of Ohio surgeon Thomas Lee Flanigan, 48, who died last week, made public the obituary he wrote himself, self-eulogizing his “shocking and unexpected, yet […]
April 22, 2021

Many Postsurgical Hospital Readmissions Preventable Many Postsurgical Hospital Readmissions Preventable

Nearly 1 in 5 postsurgical hospital readmissions are potentially preventable, and failure to prevent them costs the healthcare system almost $300 million annually, according to a […]
April 1, 2021

Bedside Video Oculography-Based Test Tracks Loss of Otolith Function Bedside Video Oculography-Based Test Tracks Loss of Otolith Function

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A novel bedside test using video oculography detected and tracked loss of otolith function in a case-control study. “Recent advances in […]
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