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  • Laparoscopic Surgery Performed at 4X HD

    The holy grail of resolution is not high definition video, but telepresence — resolution so good it feels like you're looking through a window, not a TV set or a monitor. Resolution so detailed you feel like you are there.The RED Digital Cinema Ca...

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  • Information Overload, the Index Medicus, and PubMed

    Image by Nuevo Anden via FlickrThe growth of medical knowledge is difficult to visualize. One classic representation is the Index Medicus — a comprehensive index of medical journal articles — whose bound copies filled the shelves of medical librar...

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  • Online services help patients deal with their illness and connect with others

    The New York Times today highlighted how useful online services have been to patients, both in managing how they feel as well as connecting with their loved ones.The services highlighted ones devoted specifically to the needs of seriously ill, oft...

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  • Thoughts on Handwashing, MRSA, and C. Difficile Colitis

    Here are some recent thoughts on handwashing, MRSA, and C. Difficile. (I know -- handwashing is low-tech -- but it's absolutely critical for infection control.)I recently cared for two patients with methicillin resistant Staphlococcal aureus (MRSA...

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  • Grand Rounds Volume 3 Number 5 is available

    Bob Coffield hosts this week's Grand Rounds, the best posts of the health blogosphere from this past week, also known as the carnival of the caregivers.Thanks for Bob for posting from the hills of West Virginia, and for being the first lawyer to p...

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  • Futurology and Medicine

    Image by -RobW- via FlickrFuturology is the art of postulating possible futures. Here's a tour of some possible futures of medical care.Medinnovationblog, written by Dr. Richard Reece, imagines a detailed vision of what medicine might be like in 2...

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  • Tech Medicine Links for 2.9.9

    Bertalan Meskó from Scienceroll.com attended the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) 17 conference. He's posted some pictures here and here.The Seattle Times published an article titled, "With Smartphone, Doctors Reinvent House Calls."Google is ...

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  • Pediatric Flu Vaccine Supply Delayed, Not A Shortage

    Sanofi pasteur, the manufacturer of FluZone states that there will be a delay in shipping their injectable flu vaccine, the only one FDA approved for children aged 6 months to 3 years old. The AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) advises pare...

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  • Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine

    Image from WikipediaWhat's this blog all about?My goal in Tech Medicine will be to explore the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet. This is a purposefully broad topic. Several times weekly I will post focused reviews of is...

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  • RFID Chips Prevent Sponges From Being Left Behind During Surgery

    Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) chips are not just in your Mach3 razor packages, they're showing promise in surgery as well. In the July Archives of Surgery, Stanford researchers found that they could detect sponges left behind with an RFID ...

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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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