The Unreusable Syringe

October 30, 2009 § Leave a comment

The reuse of syringes is one of the major causes for the spread of AIDS, and accounts for more deaths annually than malaria.

In this TED Talk, British inventor Marc Koska presents the problem and a low-cost solution.

Filling the Gaps

September 30, 2009 § Leave a comment

I came across this great video clip of Irish comedian Dara O’Briain having a go at homeopathy, nutrinionists and other pseudosciences. I especially liked this passage:

Homeopaths get on my nerves with the ol’ “Well, science doesn’t know everyting.” Well, science KNOWS it doesn’t know everything, otherwise it would’ve stopped. (…) But just ’cause science doesn’t know everything, doesn’t mean you can fill in the gaps with whatever fairytale most appeals to you.

Hat tip to Life in the Fast Lane.

Sneak Preview

September 9, 2009 § 6 Comments

I’ve been busy the last few weeks editing English voice overs for all my 90+ medical videos at www.oncolex.no. While the English version of the website will not be launched yet, I can give you an exclusive sneak preview of a video right here, right now. Check out this video of a preoperative stoma marking, and tell me what you think!

Surgery’s past, present and robotic future

June 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

Check out this interesting TED talk by surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr, tracing the history of surgery from pre-anesthesia to the newest inventions in robotic surgery.

Hat tip to Vijay.

YouTube Surgery: Total Hip Replacement

May 12, 2009 § 11 Comments

My father-in-law had a total hip replacement a few weeks ago. I’m glad he didn’t watch this video before his surgery. This is why I usually remove all OR sound from my videos and have my pictures show actual surgery and not just a big red blur with metal instruments in it…

This game, on the other hand, was very educating.

YouTube Surgery: Carotid Endarterectomy

May 1, 2009 § 2 Comments

This is a video of a carotid endarterectomy, the removal of plaque from the carotid artery to prevent stroke. « Read the rest of this entry »

YouTube Surgery: How To Pluck a Mass Out of Someone’s Neck

April 26, 2009 § Leave a comment

This is a very informative video on how a neck mass excision is performed, made and uploaded by Dr. Kevin Soh, an ENT surgeon from Singapore.

Combining photos, graphics and video he creates a deeper understanding of a procedure that may seem pretty straight forward. He even puts in a little “poetry” in the captions:

Surgery is like painting – I use fine gentle strokes

The video footage is recorded through an operation microscope, which must be done solely to get good pictures, as an operation like this would not normally include a microscope. The footage is a bit dark and I think a voice over could have added more to this than the music, but all in all I like this video a lot.

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