Surgical tech says he was fired for whistleblowing
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||October 2010 |
A surgical technician at the Midtown Surgery Center in Denver who reported a suspected drunk doctor last year has been terminated, a move he calls retaliation for whistleblowing.
Does weight loss surgery increase suicide risk?
A new study finds that people who are severely obese and undergo weight loss surgery could have a higher risk of suicide in the years following the surgery.
More research needed for artery-closing devices
A new statement from the American Heart Association addresses the use of arteriotomy closure devices. The statement authors conclude that the devices are reasonable to use — and they offer recommendations for their use based on available evidence — but their benefits should be weighed against the risk of complications in patients.
Scar-free surgery offered to all suitable patients
A team of surgeons from Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York who have pioneered scar-free gallbladder removal are offering the procedure to all suitable patients and extending this new type of surgical procedure to other operations in the abdomen.
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