Tag Archives: Procedure

Orthopaedic surgeons on the common knee procedure that may cause more harm than good

—By Eric Bohm and Ivan Wong Nearly half of Canadians aged 65 and over experience osteoarthritis in their knees. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down over time leading to pain, stiffness and decreased mobility. It frequently occurs in the hips… Read More »

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 »