Sunday, November 1, 2009

SurgeXperiences 309

Welcome! 

 

I got to meet Bongi recently!  Read about his trip to  fabulous las vegas.  I wish he could have seen more of America than just Vegas, but it was great to meet him and all the other attendees.

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It’s been a while, but Dr Campbell, Reflections in a Head Mirror,  is writing again.  This essay asks “What if…

Several years ago, we attended Milwaukee Irish Fest, the annual musical and cultural experience of everything even remotely Irish. While wandering the grounds, we discovered the band, Schooner Fare, a trio of singer-songwriters from Maine that captivated us with their tight harmonies, their musicianship and their enthusiasm. It was a great show.  ………….

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The Octopus Trap writes about how Bongi’s post helped him with a patient:  hey, remember that patient.

I read about the effects of this phrase on emergency physicians at http://thecentralline.org/?p=568, but I'd never really seen its effects.  I've been working in emergency while my life in on hold, and I saw one of the attendings from last week in the office, so I said:

"hey, remember that patient from last week?  Jeremy Smith?"……………….

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Aggravated DocSurg tells us about The Sickth Sense general surgeon’s have. 

………. "What type of doctor are you" is a very frequent question, and I admit I don't have an answer that is terribly complete and accurate. "I'm a general surgeon," ………. So, here's a little bit of what I do for a living:

I see (near)dead people.

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McCartney is a nurse in Australia who blogs at St Vincent's Hospital Darlinghurst - Male Nurses.  Check out his post Skin Cancer Nose No Boundaries: Part II and his photos:

My old post, Bilobed Flap for Repair of Nose, explains this beautiful flap.

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Sharing a picture from/of @doctorwes

@rlbates Your awesome surgical hat in action. Entire lab staff highly approves! http://twitpic.com/nisgj

and a second one

@rlbates Your cap matches my Operation Desert Storm lead! http://twitpic.com/nj702

A similar hat worn by @del_sa

Theatre cap from rlbates - http://moby.to/q1jasm

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General surgery resident Dr Alice, Cut on the Dotted Line,  has been busy tabulating as she counts down the days left on her cardiothoracic surgery.

I’m looking forward to getting called to the ER to see people with appendicitis and cholecystitis and diverticulitis and abscesses. That’s weird, isn’t it? The CT guys keep telling me their stuff is cleaner – nothing too dirty or smelly in the chest – but somehow it doesn’t get my attention. Maybe because I didn’t ever spend much time with this in medical school, so it never seemed like a part of the real surgical world to me.

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Buckeye talks about the possibility of a new surgical specialty in the future – Mammology.

A NY Times op ed from October 10 makes the case that the management of breast cancer ought to be coordinated and run entirely by fellowship trained specialists hereafter to be known as "mammologists"

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TBTAM brings up a topic of important with ever increasing numbers (and younger patients) -- Gastrc Bypass Surgery May Impact Oral Contraceptive Effectiveness.

A review article on the effects of bariatric surgery on reproductive function published this month in Fertility and Sterility highlights two studies suggesting that gastric bypass surgeries may make oral contraceptives less effective. (Note - this does not apply to simple gastric banding procedures that limit stomach size but don't induce malabsorption.

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Journalist Zuhal Danyildiz  asks “Why Should We Care? …  Another continent where nothing else matters...  Another story making everything seems vague for the next second!”  when he interviews Dr T. Peter Kingham and Dr Adam L Kushner, natives of New York City, and the co-founder of  the Society of International Humanitarian Surgeons (SOS).

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The Patient’s Viewpoint

SeaSpray tells us about getting another ureteral stent in her post, “I Did Something Really Dumb!

I am not a newbie with this stuff. I know what it's like to be stented but I have to say... every stent feels different. I know they are different sizes too. I had one for 4 days that was so easy, others were moderate to tolerate and 3 difficult ..including the one in me now……

As if that wasn't dumb enough ...... but picked up a whole water melon (from the table). ……The thing is as soon as I had it in my arms ...I felt it in my kidney….. How could I be so stupid?!!!

…………So ... I SCARED myself! ………..

 

Steve, Adventures of a Funky Heart, tells about a new friend Chloe with “a beautiful heart.”

Funky Heart has a new friend – meet Chloe, a 9 year old Cardiac Kid! Chloe has Partial Atrioventricular Canal and already fought the Battle of the Operating Room once.  But she’s going back……….

and show off his battle wounds from his multiple heart surgeries through the years.  I hope you’ll check it out.

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Surgery in the News

Ignacio Ponseti, Hero to Many With Clubfoot, Dies at 95

Update: RI Hospital surgeon operates on wrong finger

Surgeons conduct brain surgery through nose

 

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The host of the next edition (310), November 15th, will be Vijay, Scan Man’s Notes. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, November 13th. Be sure to submit your post via this form.

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3 comments:

SeaSpray said...

Hi Ramona - Thank you for including my post in this edition. You made my day. :)

I look forward to reading every one's posts. :)

SteveC said...

Thanks for the inclusion, Ramona!

Steve - The Funky Heart

Peter said...

Hi! My nose looks just as good here as it does 10,000 miles away here in Sydney Australia. Thank you!

Take Care,
Peter McCartney