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Leadership in the next generation of spine surgeons
Becker's Spine Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dr. Bryan Oh, a spine surgeon with BASIC Spine in Orange, Calif., discusses leadership among young spine surgeons and how they can propel themselves to success in the future. More

Nephron sparing surgery has excellent lasting outcomes
HealthDay News via Physician's Briefing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For patients with bilateral renal masses, nephron sparing surgery results in excellent long-term oncological and functional outcomes and survival rates, according to a study published in The Journal of Urology. More

For medical students, how to define 'best' residencies
Kaiser Health News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Attention medical students: When selecting your residency program, there's more than just geography and the hospital's reputation to consider. The nation's 23 top academic medical centers also vary drastically in what researchers are calling "the intensity" of care they provide patients at the end of life, according to a new report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project. More

Rapid, Patient-Centric Skin Closure

The INSORB® Absorbable Skin Stapler is a patented rapid, patient-centric solution for skin closure. The INSORB Stapler places a subcuticular absorbable staple entirely within the dermis eliminating the percutaneous insult of metal skin staples resulting in improved patient comfort and cosmesis, and eliminates the need to remove metal staples. MORE

No late survival difference: Open vs endovascular AAA repair in OVER
Heartwire via Medscape News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm provides similar long-term survival to open repair, according to the latest results of the Open Versus Endovascular Repair study. More

How apps are changing the way surgeons operate, communicate with patients
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Web and mobile apps have the potential to be the next big advancement in surgery, with startups developing tools to help doctors practice surgery, communicate with patients, and document their procedures. More

5 steps to identify cost savings in hospital supply chains
Becker's Hospital Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The pressure for hospitals to trim costs is on and only growing more intense. Supply chains are becoming greater targets for savings, especially as the portion of costs involved in the supply chain continues to increase. "It's becoming a mandatory place to focus," says Chris Luoma, vice president of business development at Vendormate. More

Belly button kidney removal may boost living donor satisfaction
Renal & Urology News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Single-port kidney removal through the belly button may boost living-donor satisfaction, according to researchers at the University of Maryland. John Schieszer reports that a new study shows that patients report better cosmetic outcomes and fewer post-operative complications with this approach. More

Houston surgeons save life of baby born with heart outside her body
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A fascinating story for Thanksgiving as a baby from Odessa, Texas, has survived after being born with a third of her heart beating outside her body. In a six-hour surgery, Houston's Texas Children's Hospital heart surgeons and plastic surgeons reconstructed the baby's chest to make space for the heart inside, and gently stretched her skin to cover the hole. More

Surgeon performs controversial cancer surgery named after him
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dr. Paul Sugarbaker performs a type of cancer surgery named after him called the Sugarbaker procedure. The surgery lasts 10 hours and involves cutting open the patient's abdomen, removing her organs and hundreds of tumors, and then soaking her belly in chemotherapy drugs for 90 minutes. More

University of Cincinnati explores potential China medical school campus
The Associated Press via Newsday    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The University of Cincinnati has been in talks with Chinese officials about adding a medical school campus in that country. College of Medicine Dean Tom Boat recently updated university trustees about the discussions. "It would allow us to have an international connection with China that would really push our globalization efforts forward," Boat told professors and students. More

50 years of hip surgery
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Fifty years ago, British surgeon John Charnley developed a technique that revolutionized hip replacement operations. He was knighted for his efforts — and Charnley's work has since become the standard procedure. More


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