The top news stories in primary care today.
A team of scientists developed a new bionic implant that allowed an amputee the control of all fingers. The team reports that after surgery “the patient was able to control every finger of this new bionic hand as if it were his own.” The implant in the residual bone functions thanks to the dissection and redistribution of peripheral nerves.
Though the Google AI health chatbot Med-PaLM passed the U.S. medical exam, its answers fell short of human responses. The chatbot scored a 67.6% on the exam. James Davenport, a computer scientist at the UK's University of Bath, says not to worry and that there is a big difference between actual medicine and answering questions.
Popular Tiktok plastic surgeon Katherine Grawe has been banned from practicing medicine in Ohio after live streaming and stopping to answer questions during surgeries. A medical board determined these actions caused patients harm in the form of bowel perforations, severe bacterial infections, and loss of brain function. Grawe’s former practice was in Columbus, OH.