Title: Surgeons Need Help Learning How to Deliver Bad NewsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/18/2011 6:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2011
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society congratulates Dietrich Manzey, Maria Luz, Stefan Mueller, Andreas Dietz, Juergen Meixensberger, and Gero Strauss on receiving the 2011 Human Factors Prize for their article, "Automation in Surgery: The Impact of Navigated-Control Assistance on Performance, Waorkload, Situation Awareness, and Acquisition of Surgical Skills."
THURSDAY, Aug. 18 -- Training can help surgical residents learn how to be more supportive and compassionate when talking with patients facing cancer, a new study finds.
But even the training has limitations.
Six years ago, Nurgul Djantelieva was a 26-year-old recent immigrant from Kyrgyzstan suffering from terrible headaches and double vision caused by a brain tumor the size of a baseball. The tumor was successfully removed by Drs. Keith Black and Ray Chu at Cedars-Sinai, but that is only part of the story.
This is pretty terrifying, though I suppose it is just a much cruder form of how we use psychiatric drugs today.
SPACE.com - No, it's not a sex toy — it's better. A new vibrating glove not only boosts the sensitivity of human fingertips, but also enhances hand coordination. That may someday help space-suited NASA astronauts work well with their hands during marathon spacewalks or aid neurosurgeons during delicate operations.
Noted Maine neurosurgeon and entrepreneur Dr. Lee Thibodeau will provide the keynote address, “A Maine Boy’s Journey in Medicine and Entrepreneurism,” at the capstone event at the UNE Center for Excellence in Neurosciences at noon on Wednesday, August 10 on UNE’s Biddeford Campus.
Forty-two-year-old Manahawkin, New Jersey resident David Caldarella can recite a long list of dates off the top of his head. The first one starts with the day he found a lump on the right side of his neck while shaving. It was March 23, 2010. Caldarella immediately called his physician. Caldarella's local otolaryngologist, or ENT, found a growth on his right tonsil.
Dr. Thomas A. Einhorn, internationally far-famed Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, is in safety reversing early avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip in patients advanced in life 20 to 60 with his innovative Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentration (BMAC) [...]