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...
An EU-funded project completing pan-European clinical trials on a molecular approach to bowel cancer diagnosis and treatment marks a further step towards personalised and better medical care for patients - potentially saving lives.
Abstract In Australia one in 15 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime because of the high incidences of lifestyle risk factors. The risk could be reduced by taking aspirin. Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer produced by Cancer Council Australia and approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council recommended that 'population screening in Australia, directed at those at average risk of colorectal cancer and without relevant symptoms, is immunochemical fecal occult blood testing every 2 year...
Some 826 patients with stage three colon cancer - when the disease has began to spread to the lymph nodes - were followed by researchers at the Yale Cancer Center.
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) If first-degree relatives are affected by colorectal cancer, this indicates a person's own elevated risk of developing bowel cancer. The same holds true for people who have large numbers of genetic risk markers in their genome. Both factors are usually used alternatively, not combined, to predict risk. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now shown that a combination of family history and an analysis of genetic markers helps determine a person's colorectal cancer risk more precisely.
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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...
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 (
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.
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...
Colorectal Disease,Volume 20, Issue 4, Page O85-O91, April 2018.
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