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There really is no war on doctors: There's a war on patients
MedPage Today
So you think there is a war on doctors, don’t you? It certainly looks that way from your particular vantage point. The government is deftly intruding into your professional life with a computerized fifth column that is extracting information on your every move, and to add insult to injury, it forces you to actually collect the data which is to be used against you in the court of public opinion. Media outlets are stepping all over each other to be first in line with sensational headlines implying reckless abandonment to greed in a profession believed to hold higher ethical standards than most. And the ever louder calls to rein in the seemingly rampant waste, fraud and abuse in health care, are becoming synonymous to reining in doctors’ irresponsible conduct.
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Pituitary abnormalities in veterans with PTSD revealed by PET/CT
Medical News Today
Hybrid imaging with positron emission tomography and computed tomography in the pituitary region of the brain is a promising tool for differentiating military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder from those with mild traumatic brain injury, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
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The speed of sound: Locating the median and ulnar nerves with ultrasound
Emergency Medicine News
A working knowledge of ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks of the upper extremities covering the median and ulnar nerves, in combination with the radial nerve block discussed last month, will enable emergency physicians to block the hand and wrist. This is useful in dealing with complex lacerations, fractures and other procedures.
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  2 stuck to MRI machine for 4 hours
Mumbai Mirror
Two employees of the Tata Memorial Hospital's treatment and research centre in Khargar in Navi Mumbai suffered grievous injuries on Saturday evening when one of them walked into the centre's MRI room holding an oxygen cylinder, activating the machine's monstrous magnetic field.
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Radiologists devise new protocol for imaging patients with Ebola
Medical News Today
Protocol limits risk of exposure for medical personnel and patients In a breakthrough that could substantially improve physicians' ability to rapidly evaluate patients with suspected Ebola, radiologists at Emory University Hospital have devised a protocol for obtaining chest radiographs using portable computed radiography. The protocol not only limits the exposure of personnel and equipment to body fluids, it also minimizes the risk of contaminants leaving the isolation unit by use of thorough decontamination procedures.
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Tracking information flow within the brain using ultra-precise magnetic resonance imaging
Medical News Today
The human brain continuously collects information. However, we have only basic knowledge of how new experiences are converted into lasting memories. Now, an international team led by researchers of the University of Magdeburg and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases has successfully determined the location, where memories are generated with a level of precision never achieved before. The team was able to pinpoint this location down to specific circuits of the human brain.
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