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Modus V 3D robotic exoscope for microneurosurgery

 

In the 1950’s, "the surgical microscope entered the neurosurgical operating room … at the University of Southern California," notes a 2009 article in the journal of neurosurgery. More than 60 years later, the operating microscope is the 2-D gold standard for brain and spine procedures. The 2-D operating microscope for microneurosurgery assists surgeons with enhanced perception of the surgical field. The technology typically includes a second site where a medical student or operating team member can peer into the brain. According to Dr. Michael Schulder, M.D., a neurosurgeon with N....

 

David Geer
 

6 tips for a professional digital footprint

 

If you searched for yourself online, what would you find? Your personal search results are your digital footprint, the collection of your activities, actions and contributions that can be found on the Internet. There are two types of digital footprints: passive and active. Passive footprints are the ones you leave involuntarily, like your browser history and the use of apps with geolocations. Active footprints, on the other hand, include the information you share voluntarily, from blog posts and images to social media activity. Like it or not, most employers use social media to help screen can....

 

Read the PracticeLink article by Drew Terry Drew Terry
 

8 ways to create a positive digital footprint

 

I am on social media for professional purposes. While on Twitter, I often cringe when I see what is posted by medical students, residents and fellows. The cringeworthy posts sometimes start like this: “Wow, instead of giving me free items for battling the pandemic while in residency, I’d rather earn more money,” or, “Do you think I am really going to treat you like everyone else when you’re yelling at me?” This reminds me of the many times I have had to make a phone call to some millennial and Generation Z acquaintances and advise them to unlike a post or de....

 

Read PracticeLink articles from Michele Gutermuth. Michele Gutermuth
 

Intelligent stethoscope streams from the heart

 

Physicians use stethoscopes to collect heart sounds from patients in their offices. But what about remote patients? The Eko DUO ECG + Digital Stethoscope closes the distance by streaming heart sound and ECG tracing data across the internet while enabling high-fidelity auscultation sounds and data analysis. About the technology The Eko DUO ECG + Digital Stethoscope lets physicians screen patients in the office, across the country or around the world. With this technology, you can listen to heart sounds and take ECG tracings at rural clinics and nursing homes too, says Bryan Humbarger, senior vi....

 

David Geer
 

See how physicians are putting telemedicine into practice

 

Physicians are increasingly finding new ways to leverage telemedicine using video conferencing. With new technologies that vendors have conceived and tailored for medical applications, current video-based telemedicine has much to offer. To demonstrate how much, three physicians take PracticeLink inside their practices. Avera’s eEmergency Jill Kruse, D.O., serves Tyndall, S.D., a rural town with 1,200 residents, through St. Michael’s Hospital Avera and Bon Homme Family Practice Clinic. St. Michael’s is 90 miles from Sioux Falls, S.D., and its larger Avera McKennan hospita....

 

 

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