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Panamerican Trauma Society

Dr. Paula Ferrada discusses the mutual benefits of international collaborations in academic surgery. US surgeon Dr. Ferrada and her father, a Colombian trauma surgeon, are both active in the Panamerican Trauma Society which holds an annual conference in November.
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Resident Work Hours: The Solution

From Skeptical Scalpel
I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner. Or like many great ideas, why didn’t someone else come up with it? This morning at 4:30 as I lay awake having just received a consult from infernal medicine …

The case of the vanishing yellow man

By Professor Steve Wigmore 

I recently gave a public lecture as part of the University of Edinburgh Medical Detectives lecture series. This is a series of public talks based loosely on the fact that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a former medical …

MRCP: Stop Already.

From Buckeye Surgeon 
A typical general surgery scenario plays out like this.  Patient comes into ER at 1AM with RUQ pain, gallstones on US, elevated WBC and mildly abnormal LFT’s.  The patient is admitted, hydrated and started on antibiotics with the plan to …