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CHANGES TO THE MEDICAL GOWN

It's amazing that it has taken so long for the hospital gown to get a makeover, but the Cleveland Clinic enlisted the help of DVF to at least start the conversation for other hospitals to embrace a change!

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THE RESIDENT, DISSECTED

There has been a lot said about the first few episodes of The Resident, especially from those in the medical community. Here is a nice point of view from a senior medical student about the series, comparing it to real life medicine. A decent read for those who have...

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NEW CPR ASSIST DEVICE

One of the challenges of performing CPR is to consistently compress the chest at the speed and depth needed for a prolonged period of time. This device may be a possible solution!

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REAL-TIME MRI PART 2

Previously we shared a video of a real-time MRI demonstrating the beneficial effects of the sniffing position in intubation. Here is another video of a real-time MRI, this time showing the effects of singing!...

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ACL RECONSTRUCTION

Great video detailing ACL Reconstruction. Metro Anesthesia works with many surgeons who specialize in this procedure, and we will always work together to give you the best surgical experience possible!

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THE LAST OF THE IRON LUNGS

Did you know that there are still some people today who utilize iron lungs? Paul Alexander, from right here in Dallas, contracted polio at the age of 6 and has since been paralyzed from the neck down. But what is truly remarkable is how much he has been able to...

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FACE TRANSPLANTATION

An absolutely amazing surgery! In 1997, Richard Norris suffered from a gruesome shotgun accident in which his nose, cheekbones, lips, tongue, teeth, jaw and chin were all blown off. This is the video describing his groundbreaking 36 hour face transplantation in 2012,...

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THE SNIFFING POSITION

The sniffing position involves patient flexion of the neck on the body, and extension of the head on the neck. This allows for optimal conditions for your anesthesiologist to place a breathing tube. In this amazing video, the benefit of this position is shown by...

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TECHNOLOGY AND ANESTHESIA

Technology has allowed for many different ways to intubate patients for surgery: lightwands, video laryngroscopes, bougie catheters, intubating LMAs, etc. In this video from Japan, a device similar to a video laryngoscope but with a slight modification to guide an...

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