Cleaning video equipment

January 28, 2009 § Leave a comment


I recently got a question via the contact form concerning the cleaning of video equipment before entering an OR. As this may be interesting to others, I post the question and my answer here. « Read the rest of this entry »

Interpath for iPhone

January 22, 2009 § 1 Comment

This is a video I’ve made of an iPhone application developed at the Institute for Medical Informatics at the Oslo University Hospital (where I work). It’s a telepathology tool, making it possible for a pathologist to access scanned microscope slides on a server from his or her iPhone. « Read the rest of this entry »

Head-up display

January 20, 2009 § Leave a comment

Heads in the way


One of the biggest obstacles when it comes to filming surgery is the surgeon’s head. It might be useful to perform the operation (or so I’ve been told), but it constantly gets in the way of the camera. « Read the rest of this entry »

Endoscopic Eye

January 14, 2009 § Leave a comment

Endoscopic Eye

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

While editing a video of an ERCP procedure, I noticed a familiar figure in the recording from the endoscope. Who’s filming who?

Skin graft videos

January 7, 2009 § 8 Comments

Full-thickness skin graft

Full-thickness skin graft on the index finger.

Two skin graft videos I’ve made were published on today. One of a full-thickness skin graft applied to the index finger after excision of a squamous cell carcinoma. The other of a split-thickness graft applied after removing two tumors from the back of the patient’s knees. « Read the rest of this entry »

Vote for the 2008 Medical Blog Awards

January 5, 2009 § Leave a comment

Medical Blog AwardsThe Sterile Eye didn’t make it to the finals of the 2008 Medical Blog Awards, but some of my favorite blogs did:

Notes of an Anesthesioboist, other things amanzi, Reflections in a Head Mirror (all in the “Best literary medical weblog” category) and scan man’s notes (“Best clinical sciences weblog”).

Please head over to award host and cast your votes! The polls are open from Tuesday, January 6th, and will close 12 midnight on Sunday, January 18 (EST).

Norwegian doctor in Gaza: – We’re wading in blood

January 4, 2009 § 23 Comments

NORWAC 2009.

Prof. Mads Gilbert in Gaza. Photo: NORWAC 2009.

They bombed the central vegetable market in Gaza City two hours ago. 80 injured, 20 killed. All was brought here to Shifa [Hospital]. Hades! We’re wading in death, blood and amputees. Many children. Pregnant woman. I’ve never experienced anything this horrible. We’re hearing tanks now. Tell it, pass it on, shout it. DO SOMETHING! DO MORE! We’re living in the history books now, all of us!

Mads Gilbert
3.1.09 13:50
Gaza, Palestine

This is a text message (my translation) sent from the Norwegian anesthesiologist and professor in emergency medicine Mads Gilbert to the Norwegian media. Gilbert and surgeon Erik Fosse are currently the only European health care workers on the Gaza Strip. « Read the rest of this entry »

Medical term of the day

January 4, 2009 § Leave a comment

The online medical dictionary offers an RSS feed that brings you the definition of a new medical term every day. A nice way to learn new terms and conditions. Subscribe here.

The last ten terms: Menstrual, Caroitid-artery stenosis, Hypercalcemia, Johnny, Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, Pneumothorax, Bioelectric impedance analysis, Thalassemia, Auditory afasia, Kyphosis.

The medical photographer’s ultimate tool?

January 2, 2009 § 2 Comments


There’s been quite a lot of buzz surrounding the release of the new Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR camera (MkII). With 21.1 megapixels and a full 35 mm size frame CMOS sensor, the camera is a powerful SLR. But it’s the possibility to record HD video that is the groundbreaking feature of this camera.

Is the MkII the ultimate tool for the medical photographer? « Read the rest of this entry »

Medical Blog Awards nomination

January 1, 2009 § 5 Comments

Medical Blog AwardsJust discovered that I’ve been nominated for the 2008 Medical Blog Awards in the “Best Medical Technologies/Informatics” category. An honor indeed.

The finalists are announced on Monday, January 5th. The polls will then be open from Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 and will close 12 midnight on Sunday, January 18, 2009 (EST).

Finally, the winners will be announced on Friday, January 23, 2009.

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