November 22, 2008 § 5 Comments
I attended an oncologic convention this week. Lots of interesting lectures, especially one on laparoscopy in the treatment of gynecological cancers, but what is knowledge compared to all the free stuff I bagged from the pharmaceutical company stands… « Read the rest of this entry »
To err is human
November 17, 2008 § 6 Comments
This week one of the worst cases of retained surgical instruments in Norway was unraveled. A patient saw his five operations for colon cancer in a year turn to six, when it was discovered the surgeon had left behind a 20 cm long flexible sponge. The unique aspect of it however, was the patient’s reaction.
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Late Show with Dr. A
November 14, 2008 § 3 Comments
Last night I got up at 3 AM to guest on the Dr. Anonymous Show on Blog Talk Radio. It was great fun and well worth loosing an hour of sleep for. Especially nice to talk to the other people who called in: Marq, Dr. Rob, Ramona, and Vijay.
Check out Dr. A’s video wrap-up, and listen to the show below (after 30 sec commercial).
To satisfy your curiosity, Dr. A: I had two slices of bread with cured sheep sausage and cucumbers for breakfast.
November 11, 2008 § 6 Comments
The Sterile Eye has been around for exactly one year today!
During this year I’ve gotten to know a lot of other people in a universe I didn’t even know existed – the medical blogosphere. I’ve been contacted by medical photographers and others, seeking advice on different aspects of filming surgery. Patients have written to me about the fascination of watching the same operation as they went through. And I’ve had the honor of having some of my posts referenced by others. I thank you all for taking the time to visit. « Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Anonymous Show
November 9, 2008 § 3 Comments
I’ve been invited by Dr. Anonymous to guest on his Blog Talk Radio Show this week, to talk about The Sterile Eye.
The show airs on 21:00 EST, Thursday Nov 13th, which is 03:00 Friday Nov 14th here in Norway (UTC+1). To listen, both live and recorded, go to this location.
Listeners can participate in a chat room during the show, ask questions and comment. Hope to see some of you there. I’ll try to come across as intelligent, although it’ll be three in the morning. « Read the rest of this entry »
A sudden jolt of sadness
November 8, 2008 § 4 Comments
I work at a cancer hospital, and I’ve lost family members to cancer. On a usual workday this is not something I think about a lot, except that it adds an extra dimension to the work I’m doing. But sometimes, little things and moments can suddenly make me sad. « Read the rest of this entry »