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Author Question: Surgery for Shrapnel to the Abdomen

Naomi Asks:

My protagonist is a surgical resident at large hospital, and I want to write a scene where she is in the OR treating a piece of shrapnel entering the patient’s large intestine with no exit wound. 865 more words

21st Century Medicine

Acid Reflux Might Increase Risks of Head and Neck Cancer in Seniors

New studies and research have been performed to examine if there actually is a relationship between acid reflux, and head and neck cancer in seniors. 341 more words

Surgery Center

Journal Club 28th November 2017

Fluid therapy in the perioperative setting—a clinical review

Journal of Intensive Care. 2016;4:27. 

Presented by Dr. M. Creed


  • Perioperative hypovolemia and fluid overload have effects on both complications following surgery and on patient survival.
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October 2017

Written by Dr C. Williams

Caffeine accelerates recovery from general anesthesia via multiple pathways. Fong R, Khokhar S, Chowdhury A et al. Journal of Neurophysiology 2017;118:1591-1597 doi:10.1152/jn.00393.2017… 2,751 more words

How Abdominal Cosmetic Surgery Can Help with Weight-Loss Transformations

Obesity is a serious concern across the United States where it is estimated at least a third of the population weighs in significantly over recommended amounts. 286 more words

Surgery Center

One Step at a Time (Rehab!)

After thirteen days in the hospital, the first eleven without food, I was ready to be discharged.  What started with a text to my supervisor on March 3rd, letting her know I thought I needed an antibiotic and was going to be a little late coming into work that morning, was ending nearly two weeks later, following two abdominal surgeries.   1,698 more words

My Story

Do Gallstones Always Demand Surgery?

The chronic pain and discomfort associated with gallstones and gallstone pancreatitis often drives people into emergency rooms or their doctors’ offices seeking help. For many of these people, a simple surgical procedure will be recommended to address concerns related to gallstones once and for all. 257 more words

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