OR Communication: Help or hindrance?
The institution of the “time-out,” the World Health Organization’s checklist, and other communication techniques were designed to help the OR team deliver better patient care, avoid errors, and improve the surgical experience. Take this survey and let us know if these techniques
Natural orifice trials begin
The first three of 140 patients have been enrolled in a clinical trial to see if diseased organs can be removed through two of the body's natural orifices–the vagina and the mouth–as safely and effectively as standard laparoscopic methods.
New rules in surgical management of thyroid cancer
For years the standard treatment for differentiated thyroid carcinoma has been subtotal or total thyroidectomy followed by radioiodine ablation. Recently, however, experts have begun to question this one-size-fits-all approach.
Surgical robot may have caused injuries
The da Vinci surgical robot has been touted as a breakthrough in the quest to make surgery less invasive. At one New England hospital, however, use of the robot is under investigation after several surgical injuries were reported.
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