Patient Simulators Help Save LivesThe new Rush Clinical Skills and Simulation Center uses sophisticated dummies to simulate real-world patient care — from serious heart conditions to the flu — for students and health care workers from Rush University Medical Center.
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Ureteral mullerianosis. Abern MR, Benson JS, Hoeksema J. J Endourol. 2009 2009 Dec 23(12):1933-5. doi: 10.1089/end.2009.0321. No abstract available.
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Patients can be reassured these days that we’re interested not only in solving their problem — curing their disease, fixing and eliminating their cancer — but we’re also interested in maintaining their quality of life and getting them back to where they were before they got sick.
Urology’s sort of been at the forefront of the evolution of minimally invasive surgery. We can now do operations that when I was in training — and for the first ten years of my practice — we didn’t even envision they would be available to us. In the past, we used to have to make big incisions to go in and take out small stones. Now we can go in with telescopes and take out big stones without even an incision. And we can remove prostates with a laparoscope and a robot. We can take out large kidney tumors without making an incision, so remarkable advances. In fact, I would say half of what I’m doing now I had to learn while I was in practice.