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A Texas neurosurgeon whose botched procedures killed and paralyzed numerous patients between 2011 and 2013 was denied a bail reduction after his July arrest, based on an e-mail in which he vowed to "become a cold blooded killer." osmag.net/PnEvY7 In an anonymously published essay, the Annals of Internal Medicine shines a light on the OR's darkest, most overlooked misbehavior: the sexual abuse of anesthetized patients. osmag.net/3bCJEc Since infectious bacteria and the complex design of endo- scopes can foil even aggressive reprocessing protocols, routine microbial testing is necessary to prevent cross-con- tamination and protect patients' safety. osmag.net/7kwCEN Duodenoscope makers Olympus, Pentax and Fujifilm failed to report scope-related infection incidents and failed to prove the adequacy of their scope reprocessing instruc- tions, says the FDA. osmag.net/Hc0NxL Less than half of healthcare providers know the rules for removing and disposing of per- sonal protective equipment, putting them at risk of expo- sure to bloodborne pathogens. osmag.net/OSZ6qs Should cataract surgery be allowed in office-based settings? Technological advances have spurred Medicare to consider the possibility for its 2016 fee schedule. osmag.net/Hv7AGb Playing music in the OR can help to reduce your patients' post-op pain and improve the efficiency of your surgeons' efforts, as long as it doesn't disrupt your staff's critical communica- tions. osmag.net/j4oBMA Does a publicly posted database of 16,827 surgeons' post-op complication rates promote healthcare trans- parency, or present a short-sighted and misleading view of clinical quality? osmag.net/rDRC5d Elderly patient populations see the most post-surgical readmissions not because they're sicker, but because they don't understand your discharge instructions. osmag.net/cKRv4Q The field of surface disin- fection research lacks depth, focus- ing on specific products' antimicrobial capabilities instead of product-vs.-product comparisons and SSI reduc- tion statistics. osmag.net/NZxEs7 Recent news from outpatientsurgery.net IN CASE YOU MISSED IT … Sign up for our e-mail alerts and manage your subscription preferences at outpatientsurgery.net/news/in-case-you-missed-it.php and we'll let you know as soon as the latest breaking news, weekly updates, reader polls, discussion boards and other online exclusives are posted.

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