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Wrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure, and Wrong-Patient Surgery

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: September 17, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Internal Medicine | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Preventive Medicine | Nursing | Orthopedics | Rheumatology | Surgery

The operating room is where, without doubt, many lives are saved and a multitude of destinies are altered. However, in today’s rapidly changing world, the number and complexity of surgical procedures are increasing dramatically. So is the number… Read more... (Comments: 2)


The Wrongly Famous in Medical History

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: September 17, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Medical Students | Organ Transplants | Neurology | Nursing | Oncology | Orthopedics | Pathology | Surgery

In medical history, there have been instances wherein, one gained “name” and “fame” for “describing” a particular condition or “performing” a procedure, when in fact, someone else had already described or performed that procedure. Some… Read more... (Comments: 3)


Use of Balloon and Balloon-like devices in Medicine

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: September 12, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Cardiology | Dermatology | Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Gastroenterology | Endoscopy | Infections | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Medical Students | Nursing | Ophthalmology | Radiology | Surgery | Cosmetic Surgery | Urology

I recently came across a very interesting article listing the many extended uses of the Foley’s catheter in plastic surgery [1]. This article prompted me to attempt to compile information on the various ways in which Balloon catheters and other devices… Read more... (Comments: 1)


The right hypochondrium… Is it really “right”? A territorial dispute

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: August 18, 2010. Updated: November 25, 2014.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Gastroenterology | Hepatology | Endoscopy | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Organ Transplants | Nursing | Pathology | Pulmonology | Radiology | Surgery

Since the time one enters the realm of clinical medicine, the general area just inferior to the costal margins is introduced as the right and left hypochondriac regions (or, the right or the left hypochondrium). In the following discussion, I will… Read more... (Comments: 2)


Massive Recall of Tylenol in USA, UAE and Fiji

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 16, 2010. Updated: November 25, 2014.
Category: Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Neurology | Orthopedics | Pharmacy | Rheumatology | Surgery | Anesthesiology & Pain

Johnson and Johnson is extending the voluntary recall of certain lots of OTC products in the Americas, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Fiji. This includes Tylenol, Motrin and St. Joseph’s aspirin.

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New SBI and ACR recommendations - breast cancer screening should begin at age 40

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 04, 2010. Updated: January 04, 2010.
Category: Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Gynecology | Internal Medicine | Preventive Medicine | Oncology | Radiology | Surgery

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Artificial arteries - nanotechnology trial one step closer, gets funding

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 03, 2010. Updated: January 02, 2010.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Surgery

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Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) not recommended to treat chronic low-back pain

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 02, 2010. Updated: January 02, 2010.
Category: Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Neurology | Orthopedics | Physiotherapy | Rheumatology | Surgery | Anesthesiology & Pain

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Measuring the primary tumor: intraductal breast cancer with foci of invasive ductal carcinoma

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 01, 2010. Updated: January 02, 2010.
Category: Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Medical Students | Nursing | Oncology | Surgery

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