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Hospital Admins Knew Star Surgeon Was Dangerous; Warned Before ‘Summer of Death’
In 2018, this previously high revenue-generating surgeon had a series of patient injuries and deaths resulting from his surgeries. He was removed from the surgery schedule following a whistleblower lawsuit.
All Specialties September 20th 2022
One-Year Outcome Trajectories and Factors Associated with Functional Recovery Among Survivors of Intracerebral and Intraventricular Hemorrhage with Initial Severe Disability
Patients who survive severe intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) typically have poor functional outcome in the short term and understanding of future recovery has been limited. These findings indicate that hospital events significantly influenced long-term functional recovery after ICH and IVH, suggesting that aggressive ICH and IVH resolution and prevention of systemic complications and cerebral ischemic injury may promote better outcomes among patients with ICH and IVH with high clinical severity.
Neurology August 2nd 2022
Novel Preclinical Drug Could Have Potential to Combat Depression, Brain Injury and Cognitive Disorders
To date, no Cdk5 inhibitor has been approved to treat any neuropsychiatric or degenerative diseases due to challenges at the blood-brain barrier. James Bibb, Ph.D., and colleagues seek to change that notion with their brain-permeable compound, 25-106.
Neurology June 21st 2022
A Neurosurgeon Finds Another Reason to Stay in Clinical Practice
In an editorial published in KevinMD.com, a neurosurgeon discusses the myriad reasons she chooses to stay in clinical practice when many of her colleagues are leaving. The reasons range from job satisfaction from treating patients to family and financial considerations.
Internal Medicine March 15th 2022
Time to Retire the Concept of Transient Ischemic Attack
Improvements in brain imaging and a deeper understanding of the natural history of acute cerebral ischemia are erasing the concept of “transient ischemic attack” (TIA). The better imaging is revealing that symptomatic ischemic attacks – even those with quite transient signs and symptoms – leave residual damage to the brain.
Emergency Medicine March 1st 2022
CDC Proposes to Roll Back Restrictions Previously Recommended for Prescribing Opioids
The CDC has released updated guidelines for prescribing opioids. The newest guidelines focus on patient-centered decisions and reduce some limitations on prescribing that were put in place back in 2016. The updated guidance recognizes the ongoing increase in opioid-related deaths, but seeks to give physicians and patients more direction in managing individual therapy.
Anesthesiology February 15th 2022