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All-Hazards Preparation
214Terrorism and Its Impact on the Practice of Surgery2142002 May
298Disasters follow no rules: Preparing your hospital for disaster response2982008 Oct
347Damage Control Surgery: medical professionals work quickly to save patients with penetrating wounds.3472012 Nov
Anatomy & Physiology
207The Autonomic Nervous System2072001 Nov
223Chronic stress and stress disorders: The effects of stress system malfunction2232002 Nov
264Embryological development2642005 Dec
274Blood Clotting Mechanism2742006 Oct
293Blood Pressure2932008 May
196Perfusion - A Historical Perspective1962001 Feb
197Thoracic Trauma1972001 Feb
290Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery2902008 Feb
318Bronchoesophageal Fistulae Repair: Open Thoracotomy Approach3182010 Jun
353Aortic Valve Replacement3532013 May
380Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)3802015 Aug
Disinfection & Sterlization
252Third-Party Reprocessing of Single-Use Devices in the Operating Room: A Managerial Perspective2522005 Feb
291Sterilization - Killing the Prehistoric Beast2912008 Mar
Equipment & Supplies
218Tourniquet safety: Preventing skin injuries2182002 Aug
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206Understanding Stomas2062001 Oct
225Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy & Lymphoscintigraphy2252003 Jan
226Appendectomy Case Study2262003 Feb
227Paraesophageal Hernia: Description & Identification2272003 Mar
228Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery2282003 Apr
239Crohn's Disease and New Orleans2392004 Jan
241Pediatric Liver Transplant2412004 Mar
256Role of the surgical technologist in bariatric surgery2562005 May
267Treating Colon Cancer Surgically2672006 Mar
305Obesity: An American Epidemic3052009 May
310Radical Mastectomy and Reconstruction3102009 Oct
322Radical Neck Dissection3222010 Oct
324Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Patient's Journey3242010 Dec
342Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix3422012 Jun
368Total Thyroidectomy3682014 Aug
349Hepatectomy to Treat Hepatocellular Cancer3492013 Jan
383Partial Nephrectomy 3832015 Nov
386Parotidectomy with Facial Nerve Dissection3862016 Feb
388Burn Surgery3882016 Apr
221Obstructive Uropathies2212002 Oct
238A Robot's View of the Prostate2382003 Dec
277Renal Autotransplatation2772007 Jan
354Hypospadias Repair with Bilateral Orchiopexy3542013 Jun
360Left Ureteral Reimplantation3602013 Dec
334Exploring the Penile Prosthesis Procedure3342011 Oct
250Hemostasis2502004 Dec
253Electrosurgery2532005 Feb
Legal Issues
233The Challenges of Medical Futility2332003 Aug
242DNR: The ethics of resuscitation2422004 Apr
265Palliative care education in the acute-care setting, part 12652006 Jan
266Palliative care education in the acute-care setting, part 22662006 Feb
284Bioethics in Solid Organ Transplantation2842007 Aug
288Improving Health Care Access for Children2882007 Dec
303Advance Directives3032009 Mar
326Microbiology Review: Pathogens and Disease3262011 Feb
327Transmission-Based Isolation Precautions in the OR: Critical Practices to Prevent the Spread of Infectious Diseases in the Operative Setting3272011 Mar
338A Crash Course in Microbiology Review: Pathogens and Diseases3382012 Feb
339Taking Control of Infection Control3392012 Mar
350The Rise of MRSA3502013 Feb
374Dealing with Infectious Disease – Ebola3742015 Feb
296Treatment of war causalties2962008 Aug
178Civil War Medicine1782000 Jan
213Heavy Metals2132002 Apr
235Technology for the Twenty-First Century2352003 Oct
246Lightning2462004 Aug
272Surgery in Ancient Rome2722006 Aug
276Resolving Conflict in the O.R.2762006 Dec
308Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs3082009 Aug
329Surgery for Space Exploration3292011 May
348Organ Procurement3482012 Dec
351Patient Safety Equals: Aseptic Technique, Surgical Conscience and Time Out3512013 Mar
332McSleepy Advances: Automated Anesthesia and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery3322011 Aug
379Refusal of Blood Transfusion3792015 Jul
384The Nation's Changing Healthcare System3842015 DEC
179Food for thought: How food interacts at the most basic levels of the human nervous system1792000 Feb
182Operative Solutions to Axial Lumbar Pain1822000 May
199High grade astrocytoma in the adult: Biology, pathology, diagnostics, & treatment, Part 11992001 Mar
200High grade astrocytoma in the adult: Biology, pathology, diagnostics, & treatment, Part 22002001 Apr
208General principles & instrumentation for cranial neurosurgery, Part 12082001 Dec
209General principles & instrumentation for cranial neurosurgery, Part 22092002 Jan
220Glioblastoma multiforme: From biology to treatment2202002 Oct
255Microvascluar decompression for control of trigeminal neuralgia2552005 Apr
262Caudia equina lipoma2622005 Oct
269Type II Odontoid Process Fractures2692006 May
333Minimally Invasive Posterior Spinal Fusion3332011 Sep
359Cervical Laminoplasty3592013 Nov
372Treating Cerebral Aneurysms3722014 Dec
356Treating Glioblastoma Multiforme3562013 Aug
385Stereotactic Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease3852016 Jan
180Pelvic inflammatory disease: The most serious & costly bacterial sexually transmitted disease1802000 Mar
188Structural and Mechanical Factors Associated with the Birth Process1882000 Oct
243Ovarian Cystectomy and Bilateral Tubal Ligation: Part 12432004 May
248Gynecologic Surgery: Perioperative Considerations, Part. 12482004 Oct
249Gynecologic surgery: Problems & complications, part. 22492004 Nov
280Total Abdominal Hysterectomy2802007 Apr
289Repeat Cesarean Section2892008 Jan
292When Unexpected Complications Arise During Surgery2922008 Apr
315Understanding Menorrhagia: Office-based Ablation Treatment3152010 Mar
320Emergency Cesarean Delivery in the Labor and Delivery Room3202010 Aug
343Single-Site Laparoscpic Total Hysterectomy3432012 Jul
340The Modern Day C-Section3402012 Apr
358Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salphngo-Oophorectomy3582013 Oct
210The Surgical Reversal of Presbyopia2102002 Feb
222Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detatchments2222002 Nov
330Cannulated Retinal Surgery3302011 Jun
375Pedatric Cataract Surgery3752015 Mar
392The Surgical Repair of Transverse Patella Fractures3922016 Aug
185IntraDiscal Electrothermal Therapy: A Novel Approach to Lumbar Disc Degeneration & Herniation1852000 Aug
190Posterior Spinal Surgery1902000 Nov
191The Illizarov Technique1912000 Nov
192Fat Embolism: A Complication of Long Bone Fracture1922000 Nov
201Posterior Spinal Surgery: 20th Century Advances2012001 May
215Bone Healing2152002 May
229Anterior Cervical Corpectomy, Fusion and Stabilization2292003 May
268Total Knee Arthroplasty2682006 Apr
275Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head: Diagnosis to Treatment2752006 Nov
314Total Knee Arthroplasty3142010 Feb
316Acquired Adult Flatfoot Deformity3162010 Apr
317Hip Arthroscopy: Treating Femoroacetabular Impingement3172010 May
325Open Reduction Internal Fixation: Proximal Interphalangeal Facture and Dislocation of the Fingers3252011 Jan
335Mass Casualty on Deck: Accident Leads to Emergency Amputation.3352011 Nov
364Radiostereometric Analysis in Orthopaedic Surgery3642014 Apr
312Management and Prevention of Infection in Orthopedic Surgical Procedures3122009 Dec
370Achilles Tendon Repair with Graft Jacket3702014 Oct
371Orthopedic Surgery during the American Civil War3712014 Nov
373Trochanteric Fixation Nail3732015 Jan
377Bupivacaine Liposome Injectable Solutions3772015 May
378Posteromedial Release of a Clubfoot3782015 Jun
387Biomechanics and Biomaterials in Orthopedic Surgery3872016 Mar
181Osteoporosis unveiled: Answers to Your Questions1812000 Apr
189Ovarian Cancer1892000 Oct
212Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease2122002 Apr
254Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome: The Facts with a Patient's Perspective2542005 Mar
300Gangrene: Recognizing and treating cellular necrosis3002008 Dec
362The Spread of the Superbug3622014 Feb
352Surgery and Von Willebrand Disease3522013 Apr
211Neonatal Assessment2112002 Mar
389Disc Battery Ingestion in Pediatric Patients3892016 May
Perioperative Patient Care
Peripheral Vascular
263Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Resection2632005 Nov
281Bilateral femoral-popliteal bypass2812007 May
363Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair3632014 Mar
Pharmacology & Anesthesia
187From Aphrodite to Aphrodisiacs1872000 Oct
237Understanding Anaphylaxis2372003 Nov
299Pain management for patients with a substance abuse history2992008 Nov
328Malignant Hyperthermia Crisis3282011 Apr
337Alternatives to Blood Transfusions3372012 Jan
301Drug Discovery: Development and Approval Processes3012009 Jan
Physical Environment
194Safety in the OR: Latex Allergy1942001 Jan
195Hazards of Vaporized Tissue1952001 Jan
236Care of the Latex Allergic Patient2362003 Nov
313Radiation Risk3132010 Jan
394Robotic Sigmoid Colectomy with NOSE3942016 Oct
193Robotics In Minimally Invasive Surgery1932000 Dec
366A Safety Approach to Robotic Surgery3662014 Jun
224Cervical Mediastinal Exploration for Staging of Lung Cancer2242002 Dec
323Pectus Carinatum: Pigeon Chest3232010 Nov
Wound Healing
204Wound Healing in the 21st Century2042001 Aug
306The Role of the Surgical Technologist in Wound Management3062009 Jun