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  • This man discovered a dirty little secret that reinvented medicine

    11/21/2017 5:06:55 AM PST · by x1stcav · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2017 | Larry Getlen
    At the time, the medical community was unaware of the existence of germs and didn’t know how infectious diseases were passed on. As a result, cleanliness was not a factor in surgery, leading to gruesome sights and harrowing results. Surgeons — then regarded as low-status workers and often paid less than the men employed to pick lice off hospital beds — didn’t bother cleaning the blood and guts from surgical tables or their instruments between operations. No one in the operating theater wore gloves, and “it was not uncommon to see a medical student with shreds of flesh, gut or...
  • Daughter having surgery

    08/20/2017 5:45:12 PM PDT · by grame · 66 replies
    GramE | 8/20/17 | GramE
    It's always everyone else requesting prayer. Tonight it is me. My 42 yo daughter is having surgery to repair a genetic defect in her sternum. It is buckling and putting pressure on her heart, lung, stomach, esophagus, etc, etc. It is called pectus excavatum. She is in Cleveland Clinic, 300 miles from her children, family & support system. Her DH is with her. They will be cutting her sternum and pulling it back into place and adding titanium plates to hold it there. The standard for doing surgery is a 3.25 measurement. Hers measures 7.2.
  • Rep. Steve Scalise remains in serious condition after undergoing surgery to manage infection

    07/06/2017 3:30:02 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 14 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Jul 6, 2017
    Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., remains in serious condition more than three weeks after the House majority whip and three others were shot at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. The MedStar Washington Hospital Center provided an update on Scalise's condition Thursday afternoon after he underwent surgery for "the management of infection." Scalise "tolerated the procedure well," the hospital said. The hospital announced Wednesday night that Scalise had been readmitted to the intensive care unit in serious condition "due to new concerns for infection."
  • Emergency Prayer Request For Mother in Heart Surgery!!

    06/08/2017 6:35:34 PM PDT · by CWW · 81 replies
    Vanity ^ | 06-08-2017 | cww
    My mother-in-law, Florence, is undergoing emergency heart surgery at this hour. She experienced a heart attack this evening. She has had several in the past. She has been a wonderful mother-in-law! Please pray for her recovery and for the skill of the heart surgeon!
  • Man charged after removing transgender woman's testicles

    05/19/2017 8:19:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    DENVER -- A man is facing felony assault charges after police say he used an Army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman in her Denver apartment. KUSA-TV reports 57-year-old James Pennington, who is not a licensed medical professional in Colorado, is being held without bail after he told investigators Wednesday that he performed the procedure.
  • ACLU sues Catholic hospital for refusing to perform transgender surgery

    04/28/2017 7:41:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Does California’s non-discrimination law on sexual orientation override a Catholic hospital’s freedom of religious expression? A new lawsuit from the ACLU claims yes, filed on behalf of a patient denied an elective hysterectomy as part of a surgical transition from female to male. Despite having arranged an emergency referral to another hospital which did conduct the operation, the transgender patient and the ACLU want Catholic hospitals forced to perform these surgeries in the future: More than seven months after a Dignity Health hospital refused a hysterectomy to a Sacramento-area transgender patient, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit...
  • Feds Cover up Hospital Infections

    04/19/2017 8:29:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    Going into a hospital? It's getting riskier because of drug-resistant infections -- the kind almost no drug can cure. Despite one federal government "action plan" after another, the germs are winning. Government authorities are clueless about how many infections there are, or how many patients are dying. Alarming new research shows that one of the deadliest families of bugs, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, nicknamed CRE, may actually be striking three times more patients than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us. One lesson from the war against AIDS: Level with the public about the enormity of a problem if you...
  • Doctors Perform Heart Surgery On Baby Still Inside Womb To Remove Tumor

    03/31/2017 2:07:21 PM PDT · by Baynative · 35 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 3/30/17 | Stephani Stahl
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is world-renowned for its fetal surgery in which an operation is performed on a baby still inside the womb. Recently, in yet another historic procedure, CHOP doctors undertook a risky and delicate operation on a tiny fetal heart. Health reporter Stephanie Stahl has the exclusive story of what it took to save an unborn baby named Juan.
  • Prayers Requested - having surgery

    03/05/2017 6:15:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 80 replies
    03.05.17
    Just asking for some prayers, will be having abdominal/intestinal surgery this Tuesday morning. Thank you all and God Bless.
  • Man Cuts His Own Cyst With a Stanley Knife (Thanks, ACA!)

    03/03/2017 12:43:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Friday 3 Mar 2017 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    After watching this video you’ll never want to eat ricotta cheese again. It shows a man cutting open a cyst on his arm using a Stanley knife. He then squeezes out the contents, which according to his mate look like ricotta cheese. The video was posted on reddit by user xxjar3xx. The American explained the man on the video was his dad. ‘My dad had a sebaceous cyst and wanted to remove it himself so i told him id help, we soaked all the tools in alcohol and got to work,’ he wrote. He added he used a field medical...
  • Convicted killer first U.S. inmate to get state-funded sex-reassignment surgery

    01/06/2017 10:10:23 PM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | January 6, 2017 | Don Thompson
    A 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence in California became the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery, the prisoner’s attorneys confirmed Friday. California prison officials agreed in August 2015 to pay for the surgery for Shiloh Heavenly Quine, who was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery for ransom and has no possibility of parole.
  • Prayers Appreciated - upcoming surgery

    01/05/2017 10:05:24 AM PST · by Slainte · 47 replies
    Self | 1/5/2017 | Slainte
    My family and I would really appreciate your thoughts and prayers for healing over the next few weeks. On the 19th of January I'm scheduled to have brain surgery. At end of October I suffered a minor stroke. It didn't feel minor at the time but fortunately I recovered quickly and almost completely. Within a few weeks I was back at work, and after a month of therapy my speech and movement had resolved to a level where only those who knew me very well pre-stroke had any idea something had happened. In the MRI taken to diagnose the stroke,...
  • Please pray for my daughter Katie (vanity)

    12/10/2016 7:55:04 PM PST · by gspurlock · 88 replies
    December 10, 2016 | gspurlock
    Please Pray for my Daughter Katie
  • UC Davis Doctors Perform Surgery On Baby Still In The Womb (w video)

    12/08/2016 12:01:59 PM PST · by cpforlife.org · 30 replies
    sacramento.cbslocal.com ^ | December 8, 2016 | Adrienne Moore
    UC DAVIS (CBS13) — A first-of-its-kind surgery at UC Davis Children’s Hospital had a happy ending just in time for the holidays. Doctors are celebrating a successful fetal surgery on a baby boy while he was still growing inside the womb. Bobby Angeles and Khae Saetern named their little boy Matthew, which means “a gift from God.” It’s a fitting name when you consider the loss they’ve experienced and the loss they almost faced. In the last three years, they’ve dealt with infertility, miscarriages, a baby girl who was stillborn. Then their unborn son had a serious condition that threatened...
  • VA drops plans to cover surgery for transgender vets

    11/16/2016 5:45:28 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2016 | REBECCA KHEEL
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has dropped plans to start covering gender transition surgery for veterans amid concerns about costs. The proposed rule change that would have allowed the VA to pay for such surgeries was withdrawn from the Fall 2016 Unified Agenda, a biannual publication of proposed regulation changes that was due Monday. “VA has been and will continue to explore a regulatory change that would allow VA to perform gender alteration surgery and a change in the medical benefits package, when appropriated funding is available,” the VA said in a statement Monday. VA officials sent a letter dated...
  • Surgeons protest CMS proposal requiring them to code every 10 minutes

    09/10/2016 12:42:53 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 26 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | 09/09/2016 | Kelly Gooch
    Surgeons are speaking out against a Medicare proposal that would require them to use new billing codes to track their work in 10-minute increments during global surgical "packages" that span 10 days and 90 days, reports Medscape Medical News. The "packages" include preoperative and postoperative care as well as the procedure itself.
  • Obese patients and smokers banned from routine surgery in ´most severe ever´ rationing in the NHS

    09/04/2016 8:39:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/4/16 | Henry Bodkin
    Obese people will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale. Hospital leaders in North Yorkshire said that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above – as well as smokers – will be barred from most surgery for up to a year amid increasingly desperate measures to plug a funding black hole. The restrictions will apply to standard hip and knee operations. The decision, described by the Royal College of Surgeons as the “most severe the modern NHS has ever...
  • Prayer Request - Dad having major surgery

    08/28/2016 3:18:36 PM PDT · by Scutter · 59 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/28/2016 | Scutter
    Asking my FRiends here to please say a prayer for my father (his name is Don) who is having major surgery in a few days. He is over 80 years old, and is on blood thinners, so any form of surgery is significant. Thanks
  • Someone In Media Needs To Ask Hillary Clinton What Was Cut Out of Her Tongue…

    07/31/2016 7:54:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies
    conservativetreehouse.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | sundance
    The people trying to say ‘what’s there isn’t actually there’, are starting to look more than a little silly. It’s beyond obvious something was removed (cut out) from Hillary Clinton’s tongue. It’s clear in the before and after pictures. What was it?Some people are speculating it might be a lesion as symptomatic of a form of Oropharyngeal cancer. Two Types: HPV Positive and HPV Negative
  • Oklahoma Dog Undergoes Emergency Surgery After Swallowing Gorilla Glue

    06/13/2016 9:46:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 13, 2016 | ASHLEY KRINGEN
    One Oklahoma dog underwent emergency surgery after she swallowed Gorilla Glue. Krystal Wilson is thankful her 6-month-old Weimaraner, Lake, is safe after a very close call. Wilson said a family member brought over some Gorilla Glue for a house project last Thursday and left it out, in the dog's reach. Gorilla glue Gorilla glue The curious puppy found the glue and ate some of it. Wilson said she noticed something was obviously wrong with her dog. "Just a small amount had just swollen up to the size of a turkey leg. It was huge, pretty much took the size of...