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Surgeon Arrested for Forging Signature
Arizona surgeon Dr. Jamison Mark Foster has been accused of forging his former employers signature to obtain opioid pills. The post Surgeon Arrested for Forging Signature appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - October 19, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Lisa Marcucci Tags: People Source Type: blogs

Surgeon General Nominee Hearings Underway
Surgeon General nominee Dr. Jerome Adams testified last week before Congress on his views on gun control and gun violence, the opioid crisis and other matters. Dr. Adams is an anesthesiologist by training. Dr. Jerome Adams The post Surgeon General Nominee Hearings Underway appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Lisa Marcucci Tags: People gun violence Jerome Adams Surgeon General Source Type: blogs

Texas Legislature Fails to Expand Marijuana Use
Despite growing evidence of the efficacy of the use of medical marijuana, Texas legislators failed to act on expanding use today.   The post Texas Legislature Fails to Expand Marijuana Use appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - July 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Lisa Marcucci Tags: Pediatrics marijuana medical texas use Source Type: blogs

Tips for Finding a Good Surgeon
One of the most important decisions you will make in life is choosing a surgeon to operate on you. However, most people know more about the quality of work done by their car mechanic than the quality of work done by their surgeon. And that is truly a scary thing. Unfortunately, there are many bad surgeons out there who are perfectly willing to do an operation on you without having the proper skills, training, and experience. The picture is not totally hopeless, though. There are plenty of surgeons who have great results and excellent reputations, especially with other surgeons. Make no mistake, every surgeon knows who th...
Source: Inside Surgery - March 15, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Articles Source Type: blogs

My Favorite Nurses
I really like nurses. I think a nursing job done well is one of society’s true resources. This is a sometimes thankless, often backbreaking, frequently dangerous job done nights, weekends, and holidays for non-heroic wages. The nursing profession in my mind has muscled up in the last generation in terms of political and hospital clout and it is a good thing. My grandmother was a nurse in the 1920’s and I have an aunt and two sisters-in-law that are nurses. I am sure they all collected stories of being undervalued, ignored, or belittled because of the RN and not MD after their names. Fortunately, doctors have ...
Source: Inside Surgery - March 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Musings Source Type: blogs

Important medical info
c4a links Iodine info – self test Heart Health, cholesterol info, small LDL, fats are okay color in county map Gene profile for which diets work best Feng shui teaching brain cancer vaccine trials Women don’t get heart treatment like men The post Important medical info appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - February 13, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Notes to myself – 2
Pentobarb coma – BIS should be 10-20 and SR (suppression ratio) should be 70-80 Consider lev albuterol Should give vaccines after coiling of spleen or before if possible No calcium channel blockers post MI definitely and post op in general Toradol inhibits spine healing Don’t do endoscopes with patients in supine position don’t ambulate patients with known dvt’s. wait 2-3 days until clots get stuck. dvt’s even with filter get heparin as much as possible for post phlebitic syndrome and to retard new clot formation diffuse alveolar hemorrhage – secondary to chemo, goodpasture’s, wege...
Source: Inside Surgery - December 31, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: General Source Type: blogs

An Interview with Noted Pancreas Surgeon Dr. Charles J. Yeo
Recently, InsideSurgery had a chance to speak with Dr. Charles J. Yeo about his career as a top Whipple and pancreas surgeon and his ongoing role as a surgical leader and educator. As the Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery, you welcomed your second intern class to Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last month. What one piece advice do you have for your new trainees? One piece of advice….that’s tough! Several pieces of advice….enjoy the challenges and experiences of internship; read and increase your k...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 12, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Interviews Source Type: blogs

Luray – #1
I did only the caverns. I drove down Interstate 81 and turned off the highway for the 15 mile drive to Luray. The signs are clearly marked and the entrance to the caverns is covered by a rather ugly spanish style pavilion. It was a Sunday and the parking lot was crowded – lots of Japanese tour buses. The admission fee is $19 for adults. You assemble in the waiting area and they let groups in every 5 minutes or so. There are no guided tours really. You walk along the pathways and every little bit there is a “guide” but they don’t really give a spiel. The walking tour takes about an hour and the verti...
Source: Inside Surgery - July 13, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Acupuncture Notes
Jackie Doyle Used Japanese moxa did lots of ear stuff circled the dragon put needles in wrist heart 6, master of the heart (pericardium) -7, lung 9 (I think this it) Jiang- Did lots of command points, used governor vessel-20 (he always takes this) Stacy Roman – Morgantown yin tang and Bl 2 for headache One treatment Stacy gave me was CV 17 CV12 CV3 LI4 Liver3 GV20 KI3 St 44 Large intestine-4 and Stomach-44 bilaterally for frontal headache (very effective) Kidney-3 bilaterally for general tonification and energy Stomach-25 and Ren-6 and Ren-9 (conception vessel) for energy, tonify lower Jiao and helps out bladder Ren-...
Source: Inside Surgery - April 3, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Extremely Drug Resistant TB Diagnosed in Maryland Patient
Extremely drug resistant TB has been diagnosed in a man who traveled from India and then through 3 states before he presented for evaluation. He is now being treated at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Extremely drug resistant TB is defined as being resistant to four of the major drugs used to treat the infection. The post Extremely Drug Resistant TB Diagnosed in Maryland Patient appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - June 9, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease expressions extremely drug resistant National Institutes of Health phrases slang surgery TB tuberculosis words Source Type: blogs

Landmark Cases
District of Columbia vs. Heller (2008) First US Supreme Court Case on the Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms. Holding – struck down DC law preventing citizens to own handguns and having rifles disassembled. The post Landmark Cases appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - May 27, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Body of Proof Star Dana Delany Uses Incorrect CPR Technique and Protocol
In the opening scenes in the last episode of Body of Proof, a television series starring Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt, a patient was given CPR after being shot in the back. While the writers of Body of Proof, no doubt, will claim dramatic license in the depiction of the scene to further the episode’s story line, the technique and protocol used by Dr. Hunt does not fit with the standard diagnosis and treatment steps as described in the 2010 guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and practiced in real-life resuscitations by trauma surgeons, intensive care physicians, emergency medicine physician...
Source: Inside Surgery - May 15, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Musings Body of Proof CPR Dana Delany Megan Hunt protocol Source Type: blogs

Body Of Proof Star Dana Delany Mistakes Horizontal Tracheostomy for Cricothyroidotomy
InsideSurgery.com watched with interest a recent episode of the terrific ABC medical drama Burden of Proof staring Dana Delany as Dr. Megan Hunt, a neurosurgeon turned medical examiner. Although we found the Body of Proof episode much more realistic than most medical television shows, one unconventional medical decision we noted was the script calling for a tracheostomy to be performed to establish an emergency airway in the field. Dana Delany as Dr. Megan Hunt in Body of Proof This is technically not correct as an emergency airway established in the field is always a cricothyroidotomy, not a tracheostomy. No doubt, the w...
Source: Inside Surgery - May 13, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Musings Body of Proof cricothyroidotomy Dana Delany Megan Hunt tracheostomy Source Type: blogs

Did Andreas Lubitz Have Lyme Disease?
Although the editors of InsideSurgery.com did not participate in the care of Andreas Lubitz, we are following news reports closely. Multiple sources today are reporting that he was under continuing care of a physician who recommended that he stop flying as a commercial airline pilot for Lufthansa controlled Germanwings air service. Lubitz seems to be a well-liked, non-controversial young man from a stable upbringing who by all accounts loved being a pilot. What could have caused him to fly his airliner with another 149 people aboard to their certain annihilation into a French mountainside? One wonders what medical conditi...
Source: Inside Surgery - March 27, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease andreas lubitz crash germanwings Lyme disease pilot Source Type: blogs

pedia notes
Acupuncture Andrographis Babesia bartonella betterhealthguy.com – Scott’s website, lots of detox info Biodentistry bioresourceinc.com – wholesaler for Pekana Biotensor Buhner herbal protocol Chlorella – thought to provide mercury detox, many think biopure.us is best. other brands are E-lyte and Sun Cholestapure – supposedly less difficult to handle than cholestyramine Comprehensive Medical Center – Kirkland, Washington clinic that acts as home office in the United States of Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD (425) 823-8818. Dr. Klinghardt visits intermittently and charges $7/minute. He has two...
Source: Inside Surgery - March 21, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Self-Gripping Hernia Mesh Technique Evolving
Surgeon J.L. Porrero and colleagues are reporting a new twist in placing self-gripping mesh in inguinal hernia repair that might prevent help prevent accidental fixation and “stickiness” during placement. He recently published a report in Hernia that suggested folding the top third of the mesh back onto the middle third to reduce the number of microgrips attaching directly to the skin. This still allows for microgrips to attach to tissue of the pubic bone and inguinal ligament in the most immediate area of the hernia space. The post Self-Gripping Hernia Mesh Technique Evolving appeared first on InsideSurgery Me...
Source: Inside Surgery - March 20, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Hernia Surgery microgrips pubic bone Source Type: blogs

Get the Nurses on Your Side
Insiders will tell you that the quality of the nursing staff in a hospital is just as important as the quality of doctors that practice there. There is no question that a dedicated, proactive nurse can make all the difference in the care your loved one receives during a hospital stay. Try the following to totally win over the nurses: Use Names It is well known among people who do sales for a living that people love to hear their own names pronounced. And getting the best care for your loved one is one of the most important “sales pitches” you will ever make. Find out the first name of the nurse who is responsi...
Source: Inside Surgery - March 20, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Articles Source Type: blogs

Enterococcus faecalis
is a gram positive, catalase negative bacteria that is an increasing worry for clinicians as a cause of hospital-acquired infections. It is a normally occurring bacteria in the intestines, bile ducts, and genitourinary system. However, when there is local overgrowth due to other flora being suppressed (especially by cephalosporins) it causes clinically important urinary and biliary tract infections. Interestingly, Enterococcus faecalis has an outer capsule that prevents it from being degraded by bile salts. Of particular worry is the ability of Enterococcus faecalis to enter the bloodstrean and colonize heart valves in su...
Source: Inside Surgery - March 15, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease cephalosporins enterococcus UTI vancomycin resistant Source Type: blogs

Important medical info
c4a links Iodine info – self test Heart Health, cholesterol info, small LDL, fats are okay color in county map Gene profile for which diets work best Feng shui teaching brain cancer vaccine trials Women don’t get heart treatment like men The post Important medical info appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - February 13, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Microbiome Analysis Possible Aid in Detecting Colon Cancer
This study builds on previous research that showed that patients with an overgrowth of some bacterial species such as Fusobacterium and Bacteroides fragilis is associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer. Likely important protective bacteria that are missing in colons with colorectal cancer are Clostridium, Bacteroides, and Lachnospiraceae. The post Microbiome Analysis Possible Aid in Detecting Colon Cancer appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - January 22, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Oncology Bacteroides clostridium colorectal cancer fragilis microbiome Patrick Schloss University of Michigan Source Type: blogs

New Antibiotic Teixobactin Holds Promise Against Resistant Organisms
Researchers at Northwestern University have found and grown a new type of antibiotic that kills many of the deadly antibiotic organisms that are developing today, such as MRSA, tuberculosis, and Clostridium difficile. The antibiotic, dubbed teixobactin, is still in clinical trials with animals. The post New Antibiotic Teixobactin Holds Promise Against Resistant Organisms appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - January 8, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Pharmacology antibiotic MRSA resistance teixobactin tuberculosis Source Type: blogs

Cell Type Sensitivity to Radiation Damage
Radiation therapy is commonly given to oncology patients as an adjunct to surgery and chemotherapy. While the aim of all radiation oncologists is to reduce damage to non-cancerous cells, radiation damage to tissues surround the tumor is unavoidable. Depending on cell type, each cell has a different sensitivity. In descending order of radiation sensitivity these cells are: tumor cells endothelium fibroblasts muscle nerve cells The post Cell Type Sensitivity to Radiation Damage appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - December 8, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Oncology damage endothelium fibroblasts muscle nerve cells radiation Source Type: blogs

Doxorubicin and Hyperbaric Oxygen
Doxorubicin and hyperbaric oxygen are considered to be absolutely incompatible and should never be coadministered. One study that used hyperbaric oxygen as a possible antidote for doxorubicin (Adriamycin) extravasation in rats showed a 87% mortality. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments have been shown to be helpful in healing tissue necrosis from extravasation but should only be administered at least 2-3 days before beginning treatments. The post Doxorubicin and Hyperbaric Oxygen appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - December 7, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Hyperbaric Oxygen adriamycin contraindications doxorubicin Source Type: blogs

Lyme alternative treatments
Hyperbaric oxygen Rife The post Lyme alternative treatments appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - December 5, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide Exposure in Smoke Inhalation
Smoke inhalation is an often lethal injury in house fires and is encountered by trauma surgeons who treat burn patients. The mortality seen in smoke inhalation patients is sometimes greater than would be expected from the carboxyhemoglobin levels. This is attributable, in part, to the synergistic effects of the methemoglobin resulting from the cyanide exposure – in addition to the carbon monoxide exposure. Methemoglobin is not generally cardiovascularly significant at levels of 20 to 40%. However, couple with carboxyhemoglobin, the functional anemia can be life-threatening. Methemoglobinemia can be treated using hype...
Source: Inside Surgery - December 2, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Hyperbaric Oxygen carbon monoxide carboxyhemoglobin cyanide methemoglobin smoke inhalation Source Type: blogs

Nurses
SCCU Terry – blonde, initially tough, but now like. Helped with Delvecchio Jen – short, has 3 year old daughter, talks about how she moves patients along Tim – night nurse, kids me about my pants Erin- short, thin blonde, new nurse Kyle – good looking, medium build, wants CRNA school. Sandy – peppy, smiles alot, short, long black hair, sometimes is charge. ER Sharon – often works charge, short, blonde hair. Joe – big tall guy who works alot of trauma Frank – shorter, burly guy who works charge alot Adrienne – tall thin blond lady who smokes and is now nurse manager oldt...
Source: Inside Surgery - November 15, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Lyme alternative treatments
Hyperbaric oxygen Rife The post Lyme alternative treatments appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - November 5, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: General Source Type: blogs

New York City Physician Likely Infectious While on Subway
New York City physician Dr. Craig Spencer has been diagnosed with Ebola virus disease and is in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, officials announced. While the editors at InsideSurgery.com are not participating in his care, we are closely following the developments and past history of Dr. Spencer, who is on staff at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Please also see Can Gingko and Turmeric Help Stop Ebola? It appears from mainstream media reports that Dr. Spencer recently treated patients in Guinea while working for the famed volunteer medical care organization Doctors Without Borders. He returned to the Unit...
Source: Inside Surgery - October 24, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Ebola A line bowling Craig Spencer Gutter L line New Y ork City subway Source Type: blogs

Pandemics in History
Smallpox Paris – 1719 Sweden – 1749-1765 The post Pandemics in History appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - October 19, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

How I Would Treat Myself for Ebola at Home
Health officials in Sierra Leone are admitting defeat in the fight against Ebola and are trying to set up self-treat kits for patients to use at home because of the lack of hospital beds to care for the ill. This sad development started me thinking about what I would do if I was stuck in a place with Ebola and could not receive care from a physician or in a hospital. ***Please note that any one who thinks there might be even a tiny chance that they have Ebola should present immediately to a hospital for definitive care.*** This is purely an academic exercise but here is what I think I would do to try to self-treat Ebola an...
Source: Inside Surgery - October 12, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Ebola home treatment rehydration fluid self-treat Source Type: blogs

Ebola Patient Ashoka Mukpo To Receive Blood Transfusion
Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo is to receive a blood transfusion from previous Ebola patient Dr. Kent Brantly the University of Nebraska Medical Center has announced. In an incredible stroke of luck, Brantly is of the same blood type as Mukpo and was traveling in the Omaha area when contacted about donating blood. Brantly’s serum contains antibodies against the Ebola virus that physicians think might be helpful in fighting Mukpo’s infection. Mukpo is also receiving supportive care and receiving an experimental antiviral drug from Chimerix. This is the second blood donation Dr. Brantly has provided. His convalescent...
Source: Inside Surgery - October 8, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Ebola blood transfuion Chimerix kent brantly Nebraska Richard Sacra Source Type: blogs

Epidemiologist Calls for Ebola Travel Restrictions
Epidemiologist David Dausey is calling for restrictions to be placed on residents of West Africa ability to travel to the United States. Dausey, a Yale-trained disease expert, is arguing that the disparity between care levels available in West Africa and the United States will understandably encourage well-to-do Africans who suspect they have contracted Ebola virus disease to lie about their exposure history and travel to the US for world class care that will be paid for by the United States government. He refutes the argument being promulgated by the Obama Administration that restricting commercial travel will cause a del...
Source: Inside Surgery - October 7, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Ebola David Dausey epidemiologist Liberia thomas duncan travel restrictions west africa Source Type: blogs

Podiatrist Charged with Medicare Fraud
Philadelphia podiatrist Dr. Aileen Gong has been indicted on charges that she fraudulently billed Medicare over $480,000 for procedures that she never performed. Gong, who practices in the Chinatown section of Philadelphia, was allegedly out of Philadelphia during the times she claimed she performed the procedures. The post Podiatrist Charged with Medicare Fraud appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - October 6, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire Aileen Gong chinatown fraud medicare Philadelphia podiatrist Source Type: blogs

Spanish Nurse Infectious for Five Days Before Seeking Care
According to Ana Matos, a top health official in Spain, the nurse who contracted Ebola virus disease delayed seeking medical care for 5 days after she first developed symptoms. The Spanish nurse, who is married, developed a fever on September 30 but did not seek medical care until October 5. Fever, along with nausea and vomiting is considered an early symptom of the disease. Later symptoms include cardiac, renal, and liver failure and hemorrhage from the skin, eyes, mouth, and rectum. The post Spanish Nurse Infectious for Five Days Before Seeking Care appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - October 6, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Ebola nurse Spain Spanish Source Type: blogs

Spanish Nurse Gets Ebola from Patient
A Spanish nurse has contracted Ebola virus disease from a patient she cared for after he was transferred from West Africa for care. The nurse, whose identity was not being released, was part of the team that took care of Manuel Garcia Viejo, a 69 year old priest who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and was medically evacuated to Spain for treatment. The patient died on September 25. Spanish authorities say the recent contacts of the nurse, who reportedly presented with a fever, are being traced. The nurse presented to Alcorcon Hospital in the Madrid suburbs for treatment and was immediately placed in isolation. Viejo was t...
Source: Inside Surgery - October 6, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Ebola Alcorcon hospital Contracted fever Madrid Manuel Garcia Viejo Miguel Pajares priest spanish nurse Source Type: blogs

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Lied About Ebola Patient
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has apparently been caught in a lie regarding their explanation yesterday about why Ebola patient Thomas Duncan was sent home. Officials there initially placed the responsibility on missing Duncan’s recent stay in Liberia on a faulty electronic medical records system. They maintained that the patient’s time in Liberia was recorded but that it was not in the physician notes section of the electronic health record. The hospital then spun an untruthful tale about taking immediate steps to change the “glitch” in the electronic chart to rectify the problem However, now ...
Source: Inside Surgery - October 4, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Ebola coverup electronic medical records hospital Texas health presbyterian thomas duncan Source Type: blogs

Father of Ebola Stricken NBC Cameraman is Prominent Intensive Care Physician
The father of NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who has been recently stricken with Ebola virus disease, is one of the most prominent intensive care physicians in the United States. Dr. Mitchell Levy is the director of medical intensive care unit at Rhode Island University Hospital and nationally known for his work in the patient safety area. Dr. Levy reported today in a television interview that his son will be transferred to the University of Nebraska, one of the four most specialized treatment centers in the country for patients with Ebola and other contagious and infectious diseases. Certainly, having a father involved who i...
Source: Inside Surgery - October 4, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Critical Care Ebola Medical News Wire Ashoka Mukpo intensive care Mitchell Levy NBC cameraman Nebraska Source Type: blogs

Physician Who Missed Ebola Diagnosis Should Resign and Leave Medicine
Make no mistake, the Dallas Emergency Department physician who examined the patient sick with Ebola and did not elicit a travel history must bear responsibility for the grievous mistake of discharging the patient home while he was infectious and likely transmitted the virus to contacts. Tonight, officials at Texas Hospital Presbyterian tried to diffuse the growing criticism about the handling of the case by releasing details on Duncan’s stay. Apparently, the patient admitted that he had recently been in Africa and it was noted in the nursing section of the electronic health record. However, this information did not a...
Source: Inside Surgery - October 3, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Musings Source Type: blogs

Dr. Nancy Snyderman in Voluntary Ebola Quarantine
Dr. Nancy Snyderman in voluntary Ebola quarantine is the report coming out of NBC News headquarters tonight. Officials at the network have announced that she will be flown back to the States in a private charter after her cameraman Ashoka Mukpo contracted Ebola. She will then place herself in a 21 day quarantine to monitor for signs of the disease Her bosses are saying that she is symptom-free and these steps are being taken in an abundance of caution. Ebola virus disease can result in heart and liver failure and severe bleeding from the gums, eyes, skin, and rectum. The post Dr. Nancy Snyderman in Voluntary Ebola Quaranti...
Source: Inside Surgery - October 3, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Ebola Infectious Disease Ashoka Mukpo cameraman Nancy Snyderman NBC news quarantine Source Type: blogs

NBC Cameraman Infected with Ebola in Liberia
A cameraman just recently hired by NBC has come down with Ebola virus disease in Monrovia, Liberia. The 33 year old’s name is being withheld by request of his family. He was reportedly starting work in a coverage report in conjunction with NBC medical expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman. The network is reportedly making arrangements to have him flown back to the United States for treatment. Please also see Can Gingko and Turmeric Help Stop Ebola? The post NBC Cameraman Infected with Ebola in Liberia appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - October 3, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Ebola Infectious Disease cameraman Liberia Monrovia Nancy Synderman NBC Source Type: blogs

Third American Doctor Contracts Ebola in West Africa
A third American doctor has contracted Ebola while providing care in Sierra Leone and will be transported to the NIH clinical unit for specialized care. Ebola is marked by hemorrhage from the skin and mucosa and can result in cardiac and renal failure. The post Third American Doctor Contracts Ebola in West Africa appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - September 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire Contracted doctor Ebola NIH Source Type: blogs

Ebola Healthcare Workers Killed in Guinea
Ebola healthcare workers killed in Guinea according to West African health officials. The group of eight officials were met by a mob throwing stones in a remote village where residents feared that the team came to the village in order to spread the viral hemorrhagic disease. The official death toll is approaching 3000 with an unknown number of non-recorded fatalities. The disease is marked by organ failure of the cardiac, renal, and liver systems as well as uncontrolled hemorrhage. The post Ebola Healthcare Workers Killed in Guinea appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - September 19, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola guinea healthworkers killed Source Type: blogs

Adrian Peterson Suspended After Anheuser Busch Expresses Concern
Adrian Peterson suspended after Anheuser Busch expresses concern over the current culture of violence in the National Football League. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson The stunning announcement came in the early hours of Wednesday morning and is a reversal of the earlier decision by the Minnesota Vikings to allow Peterson to play in this Sunday’s NFL game. Peterson has been indicted in Texas on child abuse charges for repeatedly whipping his 4 year old soon with a switch. Peterson maintains he used reasonable force only and was not unduly harsh. Photographs of the injuries inflicted viewed by medical pr...
Source: Inside Surgery - September 17, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire Pediatrics Trauma Surgery abuse Adrian Peterson Anheuser Busch suspended whipping Source Type: blogs

Oral Surgeon Dr. Visnich Fires Long-time Employee with New Cancer Diagnosis
An oral surgeon has fired a 12 year employee for being diagnosed with cancer, giving her no severance or grace employment period. In a hand-written letter Dr. Visnich stated before she began treatment that he felt the treatment demands would prevent her from successfully completing her duties in his office. The employee, Carol Jumper, was not given an opportunity to show if she could handle her duties while tending to her health. Employees that are fired for health reasons are not able to receive unemployment benefits. Social Security disability is offered only to those who can hold no job of any type. The post Oral Surgeo...
Source: Inside Surgery - September 14, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Uncategorized Cancer carol jumper doctor employee fired oral surgeon Visnich Source Type: blogs

Heart Drug May Cure Ebola
Heart drug may cure Ebola, according to researchers at the University of Liverpool and Public Health England. Julian Hiscox and Roger Hewson have discovered that the cardiac glycoside drug ouabain acts against the key VP24 protein that enables Ebola virus to replicate. Ouabain has a long history in folk medicine and has been used by some Somali tribesman as a poison that is placed on arrow tips used to hunt big game in Africa. The post Heart Drug May Cure Ebola appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - September 14, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Ebola heart drug Julian Hiscox ouabain Roger Hewson VP24 Source Type: blogs

Thomas Jefferson University Promotes Corny ALS Ice Bucket Spinoff
In an attempt to cash in on the startling fundraising success of the ALS ice bucket challenge, pancreatic cancer researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are promoting a gimmick where participants get tennis balls dumped over their heads. One long-time Jeffersonian we spoke to was embarrassed by the ridiculous stunt and felt organizers of the corny ripoff are rather missing the entire point of the Ice Bucket challenge. The post Thomas Jefferson University Promotes Corny ALS Ice Bucket Spinoff appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - September 11, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire Jefferson pancreatic cancer tennis balls Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Source Type: blogs

Joan Rivers Out of ICU and “Comfortable” Likely Ominous
Although we are not participating in the care of comedy legend Joan Rivers, we have noted news reports that her daughter Melissa has said her mother is out of the ICU and being kept comfortable. Rivers was hospitalized six days ago after suffering cardiac arrest and a prolonged anoxic period (brain without oxygen.) She was placed in a hypothermic coma (lowered body temperature) as is standard for the first 24-48 hours after arrest in an attempt to salvage brain and cardiac function. However, reading between the lines of this recent statement, this is likely an ominous development and could signal the start of a comfort car...
Source: Inside Surgery - September 4, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Anesthesia Medical News Wire Uncategorized ativan comfort care dying ICU Joan Rivers morphine Source Type: blogs

British Ebola Patient Will Pooley Released From Hospital
British Ebola patient Will Pooley released from hospital today, according to news reports. Pooley was admitted to a London hospital on August 24, 2014 and received several doses of ZMAPP, the experimental Ebola treatment drug also given to Americans Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. Pooley was treated sufficiently early in his course that he avoided hemorrhage and the end-stage cardiac, liver, and renal failure that marks the disease. The post British Ebola Patient Will Pooley Released From Hospital appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - September 3, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease cured Ebola hospital released Will Pooley ZMAPP Source Type: blogs

Thomas Jefferson University Spends Millions on Naming Rights to Subway Station
Thomas Jefferson University spends (wastes?) millions on naming rights to the SEPTA Market East subway station two blocks from its campus. In a move by the controversial and already unpopular new Jefferson President and CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko, the money is being spent to supposedly increase Jefferson’s name recognition. Many faculty and staff are privately grumbling that the money could have been better spent on research or clinical programs. The post Thomas Jefferson University Spends Millions on Naming Rights to Subway Station appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - September 3, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire Jefferson Market East naming rights Septa subway station Source Type: blogs