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  THIS JUST IN September 2010  
Hospital investigated for lax supervision of student surgery

An investigation has turned up violations of state regulations at Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, NY, including the case of a student doctor performing a complex operation on a patient’s spine while a supervising doctor not qualified to do the operation oversaw it.

Safe surgery is possible in low-income, limited resource settings

Surgery may be safely performed in low-income settings with limited resources, according to the results of a study reported in the August issue of the Archives of Surgery.

Unique procedure removes stomach through the mouth

A California woman had 80 percent of her stomach removed through her mouth using a minimally invasive technique, according to surgeons who say it may be the first of its kind in the world.

Acromegaly patient stretches out for Gamma Knife surgery

After reaching the treatment limits of open surgery, standard radiation, and medication, the world’s tallest living man Sultan Kosen, (8 feet 2 inches), recently underwent Gamma Knife surgery in an attempt to inactivate the benign tumor in his brain’s pituitary gland, which has caused him to grow without ceasing for the past 17 years.

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A tunnel at the end of the light
Patricia A. Reiff, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPAN and Juancho D. Gutierrez, BSN, RN, CPAN

Take a closer look at LASIK surgery
Denise M. McEnroe Ayers, MSN, RN

The hybrid OR: Is it in your future?
Janet A. Urbanowicz, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ and Gail Taylor, AAS, CCM

OR communication: From breakdowns to breakthroughs
Ninfa Saunders, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN and Lisa Demko, MS, CCC-SLP



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