Anesthesiologist faces charge after plastic surgery patient dies | Funding round pulls in $18M for Virtual Incision | 10 free resources for building business skills
December 15, 2017
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Anesthesiologist faces charge after plastic surgery patient dies
An anesthesiologist was charged with murder in the case of a patient who died after receiving what authorities called a lethal dose of Demerol during a procedure at a plastic surgery center. The anesthesiologist also is accused of injecting himself with drugs.
Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (12/14) 
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Funding round pulls in $18M for Virtual Incision
A round of Series B financing brought in $18 million for Lincoln, Neb.-based Virtual Incision, which makes a miniaturized robotically assisted surgical device for less-invasive general surgery abdominal procedures. The company intends to use the proceeds for 510(k) premarket notification submission to the FDA for its next-generation device.
Lincoln Journal Star (Neb.) (tiered subscription model) (12/13) 
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10 free resources for building business skills
Running a business requires knowledge of several topics, including human resources, technology and digital marketing, and online courses can help you sharpen your skills. WordStream founder Larry Kim reviews 10 courses.
Inc. online (12/12) 
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Dr. William P. Adams Jr. on Canfield’s ViewMyConsult Patient Portal
VECTRA 3D is the centerpiece of our aesthetic consultations, and the ViewMyConsult web portal is invaluable for sharing 3D simulations with my patients while keeping track of their interest.
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Health Quality & Advocacy
Arm morbidity a risk after breast cancer despite less axillary node dissection
Many young women who undergo treatment for breast cancer subsequently experience arm swelling and loss of function despite falling rates of axillary node dissection, according to a study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. More preoperative counseling and postoperative interventions may be beneficial, researcher Anne Kuijer said.
MedPage Today (free registration) (12/9) 
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Vermilionectomy effective for actinic cheilitis, squamous cell carcinoma
Vermilionectomy is an effective treatment with a low complication rate for actinic cheilitis and superficial squamous cell carcinoma of the lower lip, according to a research letter in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Patients with SCC had simultaneous V-shaped wedge resection, and reconstruction with mucosal advancement flap was performed on all the patients.
Physician's Briefing/HealthDay News (12/14) 
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Device injects drugs minus needling pain
Several needle-free alternatives are or soon will be available for painless injections, and one nearing commercial distribution uses high pressure. The portable PRIME device employs a linear electromagnetic actuator that pressurizes a vessel containing the liquid drug to be injected, pulsing it through a nozzle placed against the skin to emerge at 656 feet per second in a jet about the width of a hair.
New Atlas (12/11) 
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