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July 2017

Coffee Enhances Accuracy of Image-Guided ENT Surgery

Vacuum-sealed grounds in a tight-fitting headpiece keep optical sensors solidly in place.
Published: July 26, 2017

Unflattering Press for Bronx-Lebanon Hospital's Head of Orthopedic Surgery

The report detailed surgeon Ira Kirschenbaum's record of alleged poor outcomes for his patients, including multiple patient deaths and a string of malpractice suits pending against him.
Published: July 25, 2017

Novel Stress Test Determines When Surgeons Are Ready to Cut Loose

At the Missouri University School of Medicine, they're measuring how much residents sweat during surgery.
Published: July 7, 2017

Orthopod Accused of Supplying Painkillers to His Mistress

Kenneth Cherry, MD, allegedly wrote 63 prescriptions for opioids over 18 months.
Published: July 6, 2017

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June 2017

Ophthalmologist Sues Over "Unconstitutional" Certificate-of-Need Process

Lawsuit: Iowa's "burdensome" 40-year-old CON process — and intervention from nearby hospitals — has prevented eye surgeon from using his fully equipped surgery center.
Published: June 23, 2017

Jury Awards $870K to Man After Surgeon Amputates Wrong Testicle

Urologist removes healthy left testicle while leaving the damaged right one in place.
Published: June 16, 2017

All 16 Reprocessed Ureteroscopes Tested in Study Were Still Contaminated

Researchers stress the importance of consistently monitoring reprocessing outcomes.
Published: June 15, 2017

For Surgical Sales Reps, It's All About Bonuses and Commissions

Virtually all make six figures, but bonuses account for nearly 40% of their incomes.
Published: June 14, 2017

What Caused Mold to Grow in Sterilization Sink?

Mold discovery puts surgeries on hold at California hospital.
Published: June 13, 2017

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May 2017

Morcellator Opponent Amy Reed, MD, Succumbs to Cancer

Dr. Reed led a years-long campaign to expose the hazards posed by power morcellators.
Published: May 26, 2017

Judge Awards $88K to Surgeon "Forced Out" for Double-Booking Complaints

Neurosurgeon James Holsapple, MD, alleged he was pressured to leave his job at Upstate University Hospital because he voiced safety concerns over a spine surgeon being permitted to book concurrent surgeries in multiple ORs.
Published: May 26, 2017

Doctor, 2 Nurses Jailed Without Bail After Child Sex Videos Emerge

Police say 7 boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13 were victimized.
Published: May 24, 2017

Inspiration of Informed Consent Dead at 78

Jerry Canterbury's paralysis after routine back surgery forever changed how doctors discuss the risks of care.
Published: May 19, 2017

Watch: Surgeon and Nurse Duke it Out Inside a Hospital in China

A viral video shows a surgeon and his nurse-girlfriend brawling in an operating room.
Published: May 18, 2017

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