Monthly Archives: March 2018

Broken suturing needle could be a nightmare!

I recently encountered a situation in which a suturing needle was broken near the tip during an operation. See picture below. After I used the needle in suturing a wound, I remembered giving the instrument nurse the whole needle in … Continue reading

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Optimum operating table height for operation

In the operating room, the surgeon chooses a height of the operating table to promote and facilitate his accurate, safe, comfortable and efficient performance of his operation.   The selection of the height is not only for good outcomes of the … Continue reading

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Probability Estimation of Clinical Diagnosis

In 2016, January 15, I asked this question or posted this challenge in one of my blogs: https://rojosonmedicalclinic.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/probabilistic-medical-reasoning-and-clinical-decision-making/ Challenge: is there a systematic way of calculating subjective probability?  Am looking for one. Subjective probability is a probability derived from an … Continue reading

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Possibility vs Probability – ROJoson’s Notes

POSSIBILITY VS PROBABILITY ROJoson’s Notes: – Anything is possible! Probability can either be more likely or more unlikely. – “Possibility” means something may happen, but we don’t know how likely. “Probability” means something may happen, but we believe it is … Continue reading

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Is it possible? What is the probability?

In medicine, patients almost always ask (physicians) using the word “possible”: Is it possible this and that is the true diagnosis? Is it possible to see this and that in the diagnostic test? Is it possible that the diagnostic test … Continue reading

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Patient saved from unnecessary operation – SonitaB – March 2018

#45 A 47-year-old female consulted me in March 2018 with concerns of lymph nodes and breast ultrasound report of BIRADS 4B – moderate suspicion for malignancy. When I saw the patient and asked her what was her main concern, she … Continue reading

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Pathway of Technological Innovation to Clinical Practice

The pathway from technical innovation to accepted clinical practice is long, arduous, and costly.  Those who evaluate the potential of new technologies consider many factors – clinical need, technical performance, economic issues, and patient and societal perspectives. After the regulatory … Continue reading

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