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Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Dr. Lockwood, Editor-in-Chief, is Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and Senior Vice President of USF Health, University of South Florida, Tampa. He can be reached at [email protected]
Restricting resident duty hours- Where is the evidence
Resident duty hour restrictions became the way of life after the Libby Zion case in 1984, but have these restrictions actually done anything for patient safety?
A crystal-ball view of healthcare in 2016
Contemporary OB/GYN's Editor-in-Chief makes his predictions about where healthcare is headed over the next four years.
Healthcare's Age of Uncertainty
Physicians should be no strangers to change, but recent events have led to an period of uncharacteristic uncertainty.
Obamacare and the ob/gyn: More questions than answers
Are you wondering what the recent ACA Supreme Court decision means for OB/GYNs? Contemporary OB/GYN's editor-in-chief tries to figure it out.
Snapshot
In this protocol, Dr. Lockwood reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of autoimmune disease in pregnancy. Included are guidelines for management of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), scleroderma, and rarer autoimmune disorders.
Maternal hypothyroidism: To screen or not to screen?
The debate over universal screening for maternal hypothyroidism has raged for years. Recent concrete data points to just testing at-risk mothers.
Peeling the onion on the link between BRCA1, BRCA2, and ovarian cancer risk and prognosis
While the field of cancer genetics may seem pretty rececnt, ancient Greek physicians observed that the occurrence of breast cancer was more common in certain families. In the late 1800s, Paul Broca, the famous French surgeon and anthropologist best known for discovering the speech production center in the frontal lobe, was one of the first to formally recognize genetic pedigrees in breast cancers.
Newly proposed GDM screening protocol: unanswered questions remain
You would think that after 40 years of study and practice, all issues surrounding the management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) would be settled.
Mixed feelings about training system-based physicians
Your October editorial titled "Training system-based physicians' (Contemporary OB/GYN. 2011; 56(19):8-12) evoked some mixed reactions. Although I agree with many of your comments, I was disappointed in the black-and-white image you paint for your students and because nowhere in your address do you mention the humanistic aspect of medicine. Words such as "caring for," "empathy," "sympathy," and "compassion" are conspicuously absent.
Drug shortages in the US: The time to act is now!
Many in the world are envious of our seemingly inexhaustible national healthcare resources. We have no long waits for surgery, and our hospitals rival their best hotels. To many foreigners US healthcare appears to be a "land of plenty." But for American obstetricians the first blemish in this idyllic facade appeared in the late 1990s when a serious shortage of betamethasone forced many of us to think critically about the use of other agents to accelerate fetal lung maturity and consider rationing our short supply.

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