The British Medical Journal’s executive editor, Kamran Abbasi, pens a commentary about DANMASK-19, the first trial of mask use during COVID-19 and its controversial “negative” results. Abbasi claims that disagreement among experts, especially about interpretation of a study, is a common occurrence and “the usual business of science,” but the influence of social media has […]
Fifty-seven years ago this month, President John F. Kennedy was in the emergency room of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Retired Iowa cardiologist Joe Goldstrich, MD, was the most junior person actively participating in the JFK resuscitation efforts. He spoke with MedPage Today about treating the president, nearly treating his assassin, and his one regret.
In this Celebrity Diagnosis opinion piece from MedPage Today, the author discusses the legendary guitarist’s original throat cancer diagnosis, its possible causes – including Eddie’s own theory — and how it spread to other parts of his head and neck. The article also examines the risks, symptoms, and treatment options of head and neck cancers.
JAMA Internal Medicine sought to explore the high and the lows in debt-burdened medical specialties in a letter published in 2017. The authors emphasize that debt is only one factor when considering which specialty to pursue, and the causal relationship between debt burden and specialty is complicated. Where does oncology rank?
A surgeon and a hospital system executive stepped down from a Tennessee hospital last week after the executive — not a licensed physician — participated in a patient’s surgery on prompting from a surgeon on the case, according to statements issued by both the CEO and the hospital system. Greg Neal, MBA, was CEO of […]