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  • Post-Surgery Rounding by Robots as Good as Rounding by Actual Humans

    A recent study suggested "telerounding" by robots on surgical patients may be just as good as face-to-face rounding by attending physicians.In the Archive of Surgery, 270 adults at three institutions undergoing urologic surgery -- including remova...

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  • Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 7 is available

    Grand Rounds is the weekly roundup of the best health weblog posts, and this week it's hosted by Rita Schwab of MSSP Nexus Blog.By clicking through, you will find short summary links to the writing that each individual health writer considers to b...

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  • Epocrates for the iPhone: A Survey

    Image via CrunchBaseI've previously written about Epocrates, a free database of pharmaceuticals — with extras like CME credits and medical news — for physicians. (See Review of Epocrates on the iPhone and iPhone Medicine Watch.)Epocrates recently ...

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  • First Success in Face Transplantation

    Folks have waited with baited breath as a year has passed since the first face transplant was performed in France. Today, the surgeons claimed the procedure a success as the woman was shown with the ability to smile. Twice, her body came close t...

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  • CPSC Fails To Act as Shopping Carts Pose Hazards To Kids

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just announced the release of a policy statement, "Shopping Cart-Related Injuries to Children" which makes a lot of sense. It shares evidence that has been known for 30 years, but the CPSC has dragged thei...

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  • Interesting Links from the Last Week

    The following are interesting links from the last week.I haven't spent much time in Second Life, a 3D online virtual world with its own currency -- but Bertalan Meskó has. He's a medical student at the University of Debrecen, in Hungary, and he wr...

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  • Grand Rounds Call for Submissions: Healthcare Innovations and New Technologies

    The next medical blogosphere Grand Rounds will be held at The Efficient MD on September 11, 2007.The theme of Grand Rounds will be "Healthcare Innovations and New Technologies." Submissions broadly related to innovations in healthcare are welcome:...

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  • The Use and Misuse of Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors

    I'm a fan of automatic blood pressure monitors like the Omron HEM series. These machines, which have become increasingly accurate and easy to use, allow you to check your own blood pressure automatically at the touch of a button. Most of the time,...

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  • Avoid Intravenous Promethazine (Phenergan) When You're Nauseous or When You're Getting a Pain Shot

    For video scroll down:The FDA has been highlighting the Institute for Safe Medication Practices warnings, who recently warned that administering promethazine intravenously (in a vein) may cause more severe tissue injuries than previously recognize...

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  • Best Tech Medicine Posts of 2008 (Part 1)

    Image by satosphere via FlickrHappy New Year. The following is a collection of the best posts from Tech Medicine in 2008.Take a Contract out on Yourself on StickK.comAnd this is where it gets even more interesting. Let's say you support gun contro...

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MD, FACP, FASN

Dr. Schwimmer's blog explores the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet.

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