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Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms

Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next generation of doctors with real-time supervision and tutelage. “Doctors do not need to feel out of their depth, and this technology will allow them to get help whenever required,” says Ahmed, whose early adoption of digital technology and social media has seen him recognized as the planet’s most-watched surgeon, with more than 2 million views and 50 million Twitter posts for the Snapchat surgery alone. “We all need support and help when faced with a tricky situation.” Ahmed’s well-publicized, public approach rankles some members of a very conservative profession. Yet he says it represents one of the best ways to meet the World Health Organization’s call to “scale up transformative, high-quality education” and plug a predicted global shortfall of 15 million health workers by 2030. A report by the Lancet Commis...
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Source: International Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Abstract AimWe wanted to find out if roll‐out of the bowel cancer screening programme (BCSP) across England was associated with a reduced risk of emergency hospital admission for people presenting with colorectal cancer (CRC) during this period. MethodThis is a retrospective cohort study of 27 763 incident cases of CRC over a 1‐year period during the roll‐out of screening across parts of England. The primary outcome was the number of emergency (unplanned) hospital admissions during the diagnostic pathway. The primary exposure was to those living in an area where the BCSP was active at the time of diagnosis. Pati...
Source: Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Endosc Int Open 2018; 06: E173-E178 DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-121874 Background and study aims The majority of polyps removed at colonoscopy are diminutive (≤ 5 mm) to small (
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next gener...
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ConclusionsThe current study highlights the rate of colorectal NETs diagnosed in the English BCSP. These data highlight a higher than anticipated incidence, and the potential additional benefit of BCSP in identifying occult NETs.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
GUAR GUM AND EUDRAGIT COATED CURCUMIN LIQUISOLID TABLETS FOR COLON SPECIFIC DRUG DELIVERY. Int J Biol Macromol. 2018 Jan 25;: Authors: S Kumar V, John R, M S Abstract Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, is the uncontrolled cell growth in the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine), or in the appendix. The colon specific drug delivery would alleviate the systemic side effects and would assure the safe therapy for colonic disorders with minimum dose and duration of therapy. The liquisolid technique refers to solubilisation of drug in a non-volatile solvent combined with inclusion of ap...
Source: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Int J Biol Macromol Source Type: research
(Natural News) Broccoli-based yogurt may seem weird, but it could be beneficial for your colon. New research suggested that the combination of yogurt and broccoli could be used to treat or even prevent colon cancer. The study was conducted by a team of researchers at the National University of Singapore. In the study, a harmless...
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Authors: Dvorak J, Hadzi Nikolov D, Dusek L, Filipova A, Richter I, Buka D, Ryska A, Mokry J, Filip S, Melichar B, Buchler T, Abrahamova J Abstract PURPOSE: Primary cilium (PC) is considered to be a functional homologue of the immune synapse. Microtubule structures, PC of cancer associated fibroblasts and immune synapses between cytotoxic CD8+ tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and cancer cells, are regularly found in varying amounts in the microenvironment of solid tumors. The purpose of this study was to find out the potential association and combined prognostic significance of the frequency of PC, PD-1 and CD...
Source: Journal of B.U.ON. - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J BUON Source Type: research
This study investigated factors associated with self-reported ever-uptake of the NBCSP and of any CRC screening using follow-up questionnaire data from 105,897 Australians aged ≥45years enrolled in the 45 and Up Study in New South Wales, Australia. Of the 91,968 study participants with information on CRC screening behaviour, 70,444 (76.6%) reported ever-uptake of any CRC screening. 63,777 study participants were eligible for a NBCSP invitation, of these 33,148 (52.0%) reported ever-uptake of screening through the NBCSP. Current smoking (RR=0.86, 0.83–0.90), non-participation in breast cancer screening (female) or ...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study was designed to describe temporal trends and inter‐hospital variation in surgical strategy, and to compare long‐term survival in a propensity score‐matched analysis. MethodsThe National Bowel Cancer Audit dataset was used to identify patients diagnosed with primary CRC between 1st January 2010 and 31st December 2015 who underwent CRC resection in the English National Health Service. Hospital Episode Statistics data was used to identify those with synchronous liver‐limited metastases who underwent liver resection. Survival outcomes of propensity score‐matched groups were compared. ResultsOf 1830 patient...
Source: Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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