Tag Archives: Procedure

It’s time to view hospitalization as a procedure

I previously suggested that transitioning from the traditional inpatient care model to the hospitalist model inadvertently motivated providers to hospitalize more patients, specifically borderline sick patients.  Our example was a 74-year-old woman with pneumonia whose path to admission met less resistance with a hospitalist at the helm. The question I posed at the end was… Read More »

Helping patients breathe during dangerous procedure prevents complications

Thousands of Americans die each year during a dangerous two-minute procedure to insert a breathing tube. Now a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is showing that using bag-mask ventilation, squeezing air from a bag into the mouth for 60 seconds to help patients’ breathing, improves outcomes… Read More »

Nipple Fillers Are The Latest Beauty Trend Among Women Wanting Perky Boobs, Is The Procedure Safe?

Nipple fillers. (Photo Credit: Unsplash) Injectible Fillers have become one of the fastest growing cosmetic enhancement procedures. In the past 2-3 years, we have seen fillers dangerously become a household name. With things like “filler parties” and “DIY filler jobs” by non-experts becoming popular, we are forced to wonder if the filler procedures are safe… Read More »