Never seen the Visible Heart Lab?
Pack a lunch and head over to PWB 11-157 on April 25th starting at noon. There will be a presentation and a tour so you can see the visible heart lab in action!
Grand Rounds Presentation by Dr. Walter J. Pories on April 29th
The lecture, "Surgical Therapy of Type 2 Diabetes and its Etiologic Implications", will start at 7:00 am in PWB 11-157.
Join us on May 6th for the presentation, "Change for Tomorrow, Leadership for Today..."
The presentation is made by Jeffery S. Vender, M.D., FCCM, FCCP, MBA. The presentation will be made at various times and locations.
Brown Bag Lunch Series: The Visible Heart Laboratory
Bring your lunch and join your fellow DOS/SAC co-workers for a lunchtime presentation. After the presentation, take a tour and see the visible heart lab in action!
Surgical Therapy of Type 2 Diabetes and its Etiologic Implications
Presentations by Walter J. Pories, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
East Carolina University
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April 16th, 2014
Game Changer: Gabe Loor, M.D.
April is National Donate Life Month, which urges Americans to become organ donors and potentially play a part in saving a life. Gabe Loor, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at University of Minnesota Medical School, is a key cog in improving the transplantation process by helping to develop more effective surgical methods.
When he came to Minneapolis from the Cleveland Clinic, there were two large issues Loor was tasked with addressing: 1. How can we extend lung preservation time while 2: finding ways to revitalize and regenerate organs that might otherwise not be suitable for transplant based on current standards (thousands of potentially-viable organs are discarded nationally each year).
April 9th, 2014
Dr. Tuttle offers his insights in the NPR article, "Why My Wife Didn't Choose A Double Mastectomy"
'In his practice, Tuttle sees the lumpectomy vs. mastectomy debate play out every day.
"A woman comes and she has a small breast cancer. Before I can even examine her, she'll say, 'I've already decided I want a double mastectomy,' " Tuttle told Shots.
He tells women that mastectomy takes four to six hours, compared with an hour for a lumpectomy. That the complication rate is low from lumpectomy and "moderate to high" for mastectomy. And that in many cases, with lumpectomy plus radiation, "there is absolutely no difference in survival for women who do not have hereditary breast cancer." '
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