Ebola in America: Measured Concern, Not Panic
News
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News
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Ebola in America: Measured Concern, Not Panic

Thomas Pane - August 7, 2014

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa – the most extensive and deadly since the disease was first described in 1976 – has been making headlines around the world. …

Medical Ethics
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Bad Medicine: Spycraft and Vaccination Efforts

Thomas Pane - May 24, 2014

I admire many of the creative efforts used by our intelligence agencies to keep America safe.  Spycraft itself is a wonderfully fascinating area, both in reality and…

Social Media Reunites Injured Soldier, Doctor Who Restored Sight
Social Media
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Social Media
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Social Media Reunites Injured Soldier, Doctor Who Restored Sight

Thomas Pane - March 24, 2013

You didn’t know I helped restore sight to a blinded soldier?  Read on… (Photo credit: Wikipedia) You didn’t know I helped restore sight to a blinded soldier?…

Robotic Surgery:  Hospitals Absorb Costs to Gain Market Share
Technology
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Technology
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Robotic Surgery: Hospitals Absorb Costs to Gain Market Share

Thomas Pane - January 31, 2013

Robotic Heart Surgery Billboard (Photo credit: Marshall Astor – Food Fetishist) Robotic Heart Surgery Billboard (Photo credit: Marshall Astor – Food Fetishist)Barron’s recently profiled Intuitive Surgical, maker…

USA Today Revisits Medspa Plastic Surgery
Specialties
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Specialties
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USA Today Revisits Medspa Plastic Surgery

Thomas Pane - December 12, 2012

USA Today covered cosmetic surgery at medspas, and by non-plastic surgeons.  This is a topic that has been covered before, and bears revisiting with the following points.As…

EMR-Wars:  Attack of the Clones
Medical Records
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Medical Records
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EMR-Wars: Attack of the Clones

Thomas Pane - September 28, 2012

Cloning (Photo credit: borkweb) Cloning (Photo credit: borkweb)A warning-shot from Medicare has advised healthcare providers that “cloned” medical records notes will result in payment denials, and the…

Fingertip Injury Points Out Emergency Care Billing Conundrum
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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Fingertip Injury Points Out Emergency Care Billing Conundrum

Thomas Pane - August 8, 2012

The emergency department entrance at Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Hospital. The emergency department entrance at Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Hospital. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)A recent case from Dayton,…

News
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Streptococcal Sepsis: Rare But Dangerous

Thomas Pane - July 23, 2012

The tragic story of Rory Staunton received national attention, as well as scrutiny on physician-only discussion boards.  To recap, this otherwise healthy 12 yr-old suffered a seemingly…

Comments on “10 Cosmetic Procedures You Should Avoid”
Specialties
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Specialties
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Comments on “10 Cosmetic Procedures You Should Avoid”

Thomas Pane - June 25, 2012

English: Facial Plastic Surgeon Amir Karam, MD harvesting fat fr English: Facial Plastic Surgeon Amir Karam, MD harvesting fat from patient’s abdomen for facial fat transfer procedure.…

The Facts About Abdominoplasty Combination Procedures
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Specialties
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The Facts About Abdominoplasty Combination Procedures

Thomas Pane - May 21, 2012

A recent report discusses the apparent safety of combining abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with hysterectomy.  The abstract is available on page 30 of the PDF here.The authors retrospectively…