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Bataclan Survivor 'Shocked' to
Find Out What Her Surgeon Did
in case you missed it
Jan 29, 2022 12:35 PM CST
Bataclan Survivor 'Shocked' to Find Out What Her Surgeon Did
France's Emmanuel Masmejean is accused of trying to sell patient's X-ray as an NFT
- All kinds of things have been turned into non-fungible tokens , or NFTs, but the craze has taken a disturbing turn that has a French doctor now facing legal action. AFP reports that Emmanuel Masmejean, a senior orthopedic surgeon at Paris' Georges Pompidou public hospital, is accused of trying to sell...
Female Surgeons Pay 'High
Price' of Tougher Pregnancies
Aug 2, 2021 8:37 AM CDT
Female Surgeons Pay 'High Price' of Tougher Pregnancies
Study suggests that grueling hours and work culture are factors
- Female surgeons may be among the most highly trained medical professionals in the land, but they tend to have difficult pregnancies more often than other women. Fixing the problem will require changing the culture of residency programs, say the authors of a new study in
. The bleak stats:...
Woman Who Nixed Restraining
Order on Husband Found Dead
May 18, 2020 8:41 AM CDT
Woman Who Nixed Restraining Order on Husband Found Dead
Body of Kathleen McLean, 45, found near Mass. home she shared with doctor Ingolf Tuerk
- A Massachusetts doctor has been arrested and charged with murder after his wife's body was found near their property Saturday night. CBS Boston reports that the remains of Kathleen McLean, 45, were discovered by cops not far from the Dover home she shared with her husband of five months,...
Can't Pay for Surgery? This
Doctor Has a Creative Solution
Jan 24, 2020 9:49 AM CST
Can't Pay for Surgery? This Doctor Has a Creative Solution
Demetrio Aguila lets eligible patients put in volunteer hours for operations
- "Who are my heroes? Who are the people I look at and say, 'That's who I want to be'?" For Demetrio Aguila, a Nebraska surgeon specializing in nerve pain, the answer to his own question is his father, also a physician—and one who loved helping...
'Surgeon to the
Stars' Dies at 98
Oct 11, 2019 8:38 AM CDT
'Surgeon to the Stars' Dies at 98
Bjorn Thorbjarnarson was sued after gallbladder operation on Andy Warhol
- Some called him a "surgeon to the stars" ; most knew him as the doctor at the center of the controversy over Andy Warhol's death. Now, Bjorn Thorbjarnarson is once more in headlines, this time for his own passing at the age of 98. The New York surgeon's...
Jul 6, 2019 12:00 PM CDT
Life-Changing News for Quadriplegics
New technique revives hope for people with paralysis
- A ray of hope for those with complete paralysis: Australian surgeons have devised a way to restore tactile skills like brushing teeth, holding a drink, and even writing, Sky News reports. The technique allows surgeons to apply nerve transfers to spinal cord injuries for the first time. "We didn'...
Doctor Wins Right to Keep
Name Out of Google Search
Jan 22, 2019 2:11 PM CST
Doctor Wins Right to Keep Name Out of Google Search
Ruling in Dutch 'right to be forgotten' case said to be 'groundbreaking'
- A surgeon has secured what her lawyer calls a "groundbreaking" victory in a case in the Netherlands. The
reports that an Amsterdam district court has ruled that the doctor, who's still practicing under a conditional suspension after some postoperative issues with a patient, can force Google to...
A High-Speed Bullet,
Then 'Ghastly' Injuries
Mar 5, 2018 11:00 AM CST
A High-Speed Bullet, Then 'Ghastly' Injuries
Trauma surgeons describe the 'haunting' wounds they've seen from assault-style rifles
- While the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has caused horror nationwide, only a few have actually seen the damage wrought to victims' bodies by an assault-style rifle. The
New York Times
talks to five trauma surgeons from all parts of the US, all "haunted by their...
Trauma Surgeon on
Gun Violence: We Lost
Our 'Teachable Moment'
Apr 27, 2017 4:10 PM CDT
Trauma Surgeon on Gun Violence: We Lost Our 'Teachable Moment'
Doctor says if people had seen autopsy pics of Sandy Hook kids, things may be different
- He was told it would be "pointless," but Jason Fagone wrote his story for Highline anyway, diving deep into gun violence as seen by Philly trauma surgeons who "piece people back together after the most horrific acts." The person resigned to his efforts: Dr. Amy Goldberg,...
Why Medical Patients
Get Huge Surprise Bills
Sep 21, 2014 4:30 PM CDT
Why Medical Patients Get Huge Surprise Bills
Out-of-network providers work on patients without their knowing it
- Peter Drier's neck surgery bills didn't surprise him, even $133,000 from the anesthesiologist and $56,000 from his Manhattan hospital. But what was $117,000 from an "assistant surgeon"? Drier, a bank technology manager, had run into a growing US phenomenon known as "drive-by...
Award ... of $168M
Mar 2, 2012 12:48 PM CST
Physician Assistant Wins Harassment Award ... of $168M
Ani Chopourian likely set record for any single worker: LA Times
- A former physician assistant in the cardiac unit of a Sacramento hospital apparently made a
convincing case that the surgeons there were a bunch of jerks and leches: A jury awarded her $168 million in damages for workplace harassment, believed to a record amount in the US for any...
Scary New Problem:
Dec 15, 2011 9:55 AM CST
Scary New Problem: Distracted Doctoring
'NYT' reports on terrifying trend
- It’s one thing to be distracted by your smartphone at the dinner table; it’s another thing entirely when you’re performing surgery. The
New York Times
reports on a disturbing trend it calls "distracted doctoring," explaining that thanks to the increased use of devices including smartphones...
Jan 18, 2011 12:58 PM CST
Errors Push Surgeons to Consider Suicide
16% of those who have made a major error think about ending it, study finds
- They're the ones we go to for help, but they may be the ones hurting: Surgeons contemplate suicide at a higher rate than the general public, according to a study of 8,000 surgeons: About 6% reported having recent suicidal thoughts, compared to 3% of the public. But the stat...
Surgeons, Please Stop
Dec 11, 2010 4:28 PM CST
Surgeons, Please Stop Fearing Redheads
Study busts stereotypes about hemorrhages and hernias
- Redheads have a bad rap among surgeons because they're said to have a low pain threshold and to be more prone to hemorrhages and hernias in surgery or afterward. A new study in the
British Medical Journal
looked into the matter and has some advice for said surgeons: Get over...
Apr 7, 2009 3:33 AM CDT
Burn Victim Gets New Face, Hands
Landmark operation in clinic where docs performed world's first face transplant
- A burn victim has received a new face and hands in a ground-breaking transplant surgery in France, reports the
of London. A team of 40 doctors worked 30 hours in the same Paris hospital that performed the world's first face transplant in 2005 and first hand transplant in 1998....
Surgery Checklist Saves Lives
... and Maybe $25B
Jan 15, 2009 10:25 AM CST
Surgery Checklist Saves Lives ... and Maybe $25B
Strategy employed by flight crews means 33% fewer complications for hospitals
- It sounds like a no-brainer, but surgical teams who use a simple checklist similar to those employed by flight crews reduced deaths and complications by a stunning 33%, according to an international study. If every US hospital used the checklist, health care costs for treating avoidable complications could be cut...
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