"We had a gentleman who couldn't walk, he was brought in on a stretcher into the surgery center. We preformed the procedure. He woke up, had no pain. His pain score was zero. Walked out. I saw him four weeks later in follow up in my clinic, and he said 'Dr Ellegala, I'm a changed man. This has changed my life.' And I hear that... My year is made. It never becomes the norm. Seeing somebody who just had the procedure and is standing with a huge smile on their face walking, in some cases, almost skipping. I hate it to make it sound that good, but they're they're virtually skipping out of the out of the surgery center. Getting in their car. We've had patients who've gone to dinner that night, which every time that happen it astounds me. I've still haven't gotten used to it. It every time I see them walking out. I have a huge smile on my face. It's, it's almost like I still cannot believe it. And seeing it over and over again, day after day, month after month, I still actually can't believe it. It is a joyful experience that makes my heart, warm. And it really, it really feels like we're doing so much the right thing. And it's every single patient that that happens to is confirmation of that." - Dr. Dilan Ellegala⠀
The World's Oldest Surgeon: Alla, is already 87 year old. She still works as a surgeon in the hospital.
The Oldest Surgeon In The World: Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina:
The oldest surgeon of Russia is Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina, 87 year old. Still holds more than a hundred operations a year, with zero fatality.
The Russian newspaper, Kommersant, has published an interesting set of photos by Ilya Pitalev about the oldest Russian surgeon. The woman, Alla, is already 87 year old but still works as a surgeon in the hospital.
When she was a child, she wanted to be a geologist, but books about doctors inspired her to become a surgeon. So she became one.
The oldest woman surgeon in Russia is still working at age 87. Before an operation starts, an assistant brings her a small platform to stand on: Alla Levushkina is just 150 cm tall. This small woman with observant eyes is the oldest working surgeon in Russia. She is 87 now, but her hands never shake. During the 67 years of work she performed about 10 000 surgeries.
Weekday Alla Ilyinichna begins at 8 am with the reception of patients in the clinic. After 11 am she goes to the hospital to do surgery. Alla Ilinichna has four operating days per week.
She does not have children, and she has never been married, but she takes care of her eight cats. She took all her animals from the streets, and saved them from death. Birds are always flying to her windows because she feed them.
She lives in a studio apartment. When Alla Ilinichna not at work, she is caring for a disabled nephew.
Outside, she hangs a feeder full of sunflower seeds and millet.
And she knows a secret of life….that is so easy for her…. Recently awarded the prize for the best doctors in Russia. Award “Vocation.” It was her prize for loyalty to the profession.
She said once – “I work and everything. I have nothing to do in retirement. Doctor – it is not just a profession, a way of life."
Photo Credit: Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina
I’m so grateful for my career 👩🏼⚕️ it’s an honor and privilege to do what we do... the human body is so humbling and complex and amazing ❤️ but you only get one 🧠 it’s the only machine for which there are no spare parts 🏎 not like the original ones anyway. It must be balanced in every way, shape and form to function correctly 🤹🏼♀️ nothing is EVER constant, constantly in flux 🚧 it can bear immeasurable pain and yet recover 👏🏼 it can grow human life 🤰🏼and the body can achieve what the mind believes ❤️ #obgyn#surgeon#body#womeninmedicine#doctor#obgynlife
Happy Friday from all of us at Aronowitzland! Here’s a quick time lapse of an incision closure after insertion of a breast implant through a periareolar incision. The great thing about this procedure is that the scar is easily hidden at the edge of the areola to make it virtually unnoticeable. Other locations for the incision in a traditional breast augmentation include inframammary (below the fold of the chest muscle), and transaxillary (through the armpit) 📚 #AronowitzMD
More and more people realize that the social network needs to be real after all, we are not as shown here all the time. There has to be a limit. I do not want to make my life a reality show or a book about my personal experiences in this or that place, with this or that person.
I have my feet on the ground, I do not want to be a celebrity doctor, I do not believe in this glamor as something real.
Real is the work, the dedication, the sense we give to our lives and to the ones around us; the kindness, the respect and dignity we offer to the patients and our closest ones; the recognition of our efforts; the family; the sincere and few friends and the love.
Contrary to accepted ideas, it is between the ages of 45 and 50 that cerebral aging changes and the decline of cognitive functions becomes perceptible.
Brain aging is very progressive and later than for most other organs. Moreover, this evolution remains largely open to external stimuli which can modify it or reverse it.
Knowing that the prevention of cognitive decline will be more effective if it is applied at the beginning of the decline, its management (intellectual stimulation, drugs, food supplements ...) should be considered from 45/50 years even in the absence of clinical signs.
The 29th Annual Current Concepts & Controversies in #Surgery Conference is coming up and we have an impressive speaker line-up! Christos Colovos, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery at @uvmmedicine, will be discussing TEG in #trauma and blood product #resuscitation . Other topics include #thyroidcancer , acute #cholecystitis , and what to do with #patient data we collect. For more information, including how to REGISTER for the conference, visit http://go.uvm.edu/surgeryconference #uvm#uvmcmie#surgeon#uvmcme
Yesterday we were in @unicampania to introduce medicine and dentistry students what DOKit+ is.
I have explained how we make possible to learn suturing using a one to one approach through the augmented reality.
During the following days we are going to visit others Italian university in order to preview this device to students and residents. If you want to be the next, contact me.
Man complains about migraine only to find he has had a knife in his brain for FOUR years!! A man who went to the doctor complaining of a headache was shocked to discover he'd had a 4in knife blade stuck in his brain for more than four years L. F. was stabbed during a robbery four years ago, and the blade of the knife had lodged in his cranium. But despite receiving treatment for his injuries, doctors failed to notice the knife buried deep in the 37-year-old's skull. Incredibly, it wasn't until he visited the doctor last month to complain of his continuous migraines that doctors finally made the grim discovery after a routine X-ray He underwent an operation to remove the knife and is now in a stable condition in hospital. His surgeon said he had never seen anything so bizarre in his entire career. He said it was a miracle that he could survive being stabbed in the head, let alone survive having the knife lodged in his brain for four years A true medical miracle FOLLOW @real_medicalcases for more extreme medical cases! TAG friends to show them this unbelievable case!
Cuba anuncia que deixará o programa Mais médicos ainda esse ano. Tema polêmico que vou opinar a vivência de um professor que nos explica muito sobre o programa: já estava definido que os médicos cubanos que quisessem continuar atuando no país teriam um tempo pra se prepararem e prestarem o revalida e se encaixarem como qlq outro estrangeiro formado fora da país para atuarem como médicos aqui. Pra eles é a melhor decisão: salário integral, direitos trabalhistas, possibilidade de trazer a família, ou seja, serem regulamentados. Pro governo de Cuba creio que realmente fica sem interesse ao ponto que ele deixará de lucrar com isso. Para a população pode realmente haver um déficit de profissionais, mas esse programa pra mim sempre foi mais tampar o sol com a peneira e não resolve o problema que é aumentar investimentos em saúde, infraestrutura e capacitação. Qual a sua opinião sobre o assunto? Acho que o buraco é muito mais embaixo e deve ser beeeem discutido o assunto pois é interesse de todos!
The vascular system of a human body. Truly amazing! This is actually made from a real human. To isolate the vessels, red plasticizer is pumped into the blood vessels. After it sets up, acid is used to dissolve away the tissue Arteries and veins are composed of three tissue layers.The thick outermost layer of a vessel (tunica adventitia or tunica externa) is made of connective tissue.The middle layer (tunica media) is thicker and contains more contractile tissue in arteries than in veins. It consists of circularly arranged elastic fibers, connective tissue, and smooth musclecells.The inner layer (tunica intima) is the thinnest layer, comprised of a single layer of endotheliumsupported by a subendothelial layer.Capillaries consist of a single layer of endothelium and associated connective tissue. A few structures, such as cartilage and the lens of the eye, do not actually contain blood vessels FOLLOW @real_medicalcases form more exciting medical cases! TAG a friend who would love this! :) .
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Who can name this rare condition without looking down?-
Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis' or, in its less Latin form 'Tree Bark Skin Disorder' is an ailment both beguiling and bizarre. As one of the rarest known genetic conditions on our planet, the skin disorder causes growths to form en-mass on the skin of the sufferer. As though this wasn't bad enough, the wart like growths are pushed into overdrive by the human papilloma virus causing huge portions of the body of the afflicted to appear as though it were tree bark SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: Patients present with flat, slightly scaly, red-brown macules on the face, neck, and body, recurring especially around the penial area, or verruca-like papillomatous lesions, seborrheic keratosis-like lesions, and pinkish-red plane papules on the hands, upper and lower extremities, and face. The initial form of EV presents with only flat, wart-like lesions over the body, whereas the malignant form shows a higher rate of polymorphic skin lesions and development of multiple cutaneous tumors TREATMENT No curative treatment against EV has been found yet. Several treatments have been suggested, and acitretin 0.5-1 mg/day for6 months' duration is the most effective treatment owing to antiproliferative and differentiation-inducing effects Interferons can also be used effectively together with retinoids .
This is the happiest guy I have ever seen with a knife in his neck. Hands down He came in with completely stable vital signs. He had no neurological deficits and he was only in a little bit of pain. It was quite remarkable. The knife was stuck so deep that the assailant couldn't pull it out. The CTA showed that the knife was imbedded in his clavicle on the opposite side. It missed all of his important vascular structures. Lucky for him, it also missed his trachea. We took him to the operating room thinking it was going to be easy to pull it out, but we got a little surprise. It was stuck into his clavicle like the sword in the stone. I was pulling so hard on it that it literally lifted his shoulders off the operating table. Then I wisened up and grabbed his clavicle with one hand and wiggled the knife out with the other. You're really not supposed to wiggle knives out because you might cause more damage, but I had seen the CTA and knevw that it wasn't sitting close enough to anything too important. Oncee it finally came out, we had to explore the wound to tie off the bleeding vessels. It turns out, the knife went through both of his anterior jugular veins. We got control of those pretty easily and the guy walked out of the hospital 2 days later. He was still smiling FOLLOW @real_medicalcases for more exciting medical cases! TAG a friend who always smiles!:)
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La spina bifida è una malformazione o difetto neonatale dovuto alla chiusura incompleta di una o più vertebre, che comporta una malformazione del midollo spinale.
Comporta disabilità motorie e funzionali a carico dei diversi organi e apparati come la perdita della mobilità degli arti inferiori, la difficoltà nel controllo degli sfinteri e altre complicazioni neurologiche.
Ci sono due forme di spina bifida: la Spina Bifida occulta e la Spina Bifida manifesta.
• La Spina Bifida occulta è la forma più lieve.
La maggior parte dei bambini con questo tipo di difetto possono non avere manifestazioni cliniche evidenti, specie in età neonatale e fino ai primi anni di vita; in molti casi sono presenti ciuffi di peli o piccole fossette in corrispondenza della regione presacrale.
Il midollo spinale non è danneggiato, ma è spesso ancorato in una posizione più bassa rispetto alla norma. Questa situazione di anomalia anatomica potrebbe dare sofferenza alle strutture nervose con comparsa di sintomi e segni clinici.
In queste situazioni è indicato l'intervento chirurgico di disancoraggio per impedire al midollo spinale e alle radici nervose di essere stirato nel corso della crescita del bambino con conseguente danno. • La Spina Bifida manifesta comprende:
Il mielocele: protrusione del midollo spinale
Il meningocele: protrusione delle meningi (interessa il 4% dei bambini con Spina Bifida manifesta)
Il mielomeningocele: protrusione sia del midollo spinale sia delle meningi (è la più importante e complessa, interessa il 96% dei bambini nati con Spina Bifida manifesta).