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September 29, 2021

MDs Doing Wrong-Site Surgery: Why Is It Still Happening? MDs Doing Wrong-Site Surgery: Why Is It Still Happening?

In July 2021, University Hospitals, in Cleveland, Ohio, announced that its staff had transplanted a kidney into the wrong patient. Although the patient who received the […]
September 20, 2021

Unions Not a ‘Silver Bullet’ to Improve Resident Well-Being Unions Not a ‘Silver Bullet’ to Improve Resident Well-Being

Although unionized surgical residency programs offer more vacation time and housing stipend benefits, membership does not necessarily improve resident well-being, research suggests. In a study published […]
September 16, 2021

Medium-Weight Mesh Fails to Cut Pain of Ventral Hernia Repair Medium-Weight Mesh Fails to Cut Pain of Ventral Hernia Repair

Chronic pain is a common and feared complication of ventral hernia repair. Pain affects up to 39% of the estimated 348,000 Americans who annually undergo ventral […]
August 10, 2021

Injuries Rise as Sales Reps for Device Makers Cozy Up to Surgeons Injuries Rise as Sales Reps for Device Makers Cozy Up to Surgeons

Cristina Martinez’s spinal operation in Houston was expected to be routine. But after destabilizing her spine, the surgeon discovered the implant he was ready to put […]
July 30, 2021

Nearly Half of Female Surgeons Surveyed Lost a Pregnancy Nearly Half of Female Surgeons Surveyed Lost a Pregnancy

Nearly half of female surgeons (42%) who were recently surveyed have had a miscarriage or stillbirth — twice the rate of women aged 30 to 40 […]
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 […]
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