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2007-02-11 06:00:29

By Carla McClain, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Feb. 11--Many Tucson plastic surgeons are performing major surgeries using heavy anesthesia in their offices, with no back-up teams for emergencies, little oversight by the state and no record on their safety.

2005-09-27 01:39:06

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In some cases, with the right choice of patients, surgical removal of the thyroid gland or part of it can be safely performed using local anesthesia -- with advantages over doing the operation under general anesthesia, a new study indicates.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.