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Hypoxia After Surgery Much More Common Than Previously Believed

April 2014

A surprisingly large fraction of patients experiences prolonged periods of hypoxemia while recovering from surgery, new research shows. Although the implications of the findings for patients are not yet clear, experts said results suggest that efforts to monitor oxygen saturation on the ward are not ...
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  • Hypoxia After Surgery Much More Common Than Previously Believed

    April 2014

    A surprisingly large fraction of patients experiences prolonged periods of hypoxemia while recovering from surgery, new research shows. Although the implications of the findings for patients are not yet clear, experts said results suggest that efforts to monitor oxygen saturation on the ward are not ...
    read more

  • The Early Days of Laparoscopy for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery

    April 2014

    Alan Wittgrove, MD, FACS, became intrigued by laparoscopy during his surgical residency at San Diego Naval Hospital in the late 1970s. Jerry Ragland, MD, a staff surgeon at the hospital, felt that operating with scopes would be ...
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  • Out of Touch

    April 2014

    Touching is the culmination and the fortification of the hallowed physician–patient relationship. The act of touching creates a bond unlike any other in clinical medicine.
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