Tackling Perisurgical Hyperglycemia Complications with a Simple Solution

By Fatin Chowdhury ‘19 As major surgery techniques have been developed and refined, better standards of practice before, during, and after surgery have also been established. Researchers in a recent study led by Dr. Barrett A. Kielhorn explored how the ingestion of a small amount of maltodextrin and citrulline solution — before surgery — would impact patients after colectomy or enterectomy surgery. This change was … Continue reading Tackling Perisurgical Hyperglycemia Complications with a Simple Solution

Diagnosing Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections via CT Scans

By Fatin Chowdhury ‘19 Imaging technology has become more useful for preventing surgery and aiding in its success. Technologies such as CT (computed tomography) scans have expanded the breadth of diagnostic methodologies available to physicians. Dr. Myriam Martinez in Boston, Massachusetts, sought to pinpoint the usefulness of CT technology in allowing for necrotizing soft infections (NSTI) diagnoses. The researchers found that NSTIs could be examined … Continue reading Diagnosing Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections via CT Scans