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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]
Editorial: Antenatal corticosteroids: Is early and often too much?
If you feel whipsawed about when and how often to treat patients at risk for prematurity with antenatal corticosteroids (ACS), you're not alone.
Editorial: Can ob/gyns expect justice when CP strikes?
Even from the most pro-plaintiff perspective, over 80% of CP cases could not be attributed to the negligence of obstetric providers.
Editorial: Do you remember Mrs. Morris?
We and today's fresh-faced interns do have something in common: the one person who taught or will teach us how to really be doctors: a seasoned, bright nurse.
Editorial: Prohibition didn't work, neither will an abortion ban
The Supreme Court established a trimester-based paradigm to balance a woman's reproductive rights against the state's obligation to protect its unborn citizens. Were today's rhetoric taken to the extreme in a post-Roe world, we could see boycotts of a state's products, services, and tourism.
Editorial: Should we use SSRIs in pregnancy?
Chambers and colleagues observed a 6.1-fold increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns whose mothers had received SSRIs after 20 weeks' gestation.
Is clinical research overrated?
For all the talk about the importance of rigorous medical research and randomized double-blind trials, many physicians still put more faith in clinical experience than clinical experiment. Is it possible to strike a reasonable balance between the two?
Editorial: Pointing the way to a quicker read
Look to our brackets as signposts to reading in concentrated doses, a 'distillation' of our longer articles.
Editorial: Snatching the ob/gyn physician-scientist from the verge of extinction
The percentage of physicians engaged in research in the United States dropped from 4.6% in 1985 to 1.8% in 2003.
Editorial: Have you joined the patient safety movement?
It seems that "patient safety" initiatives are abuzz at every hospital and medical school I visit. Medical errors are much too common. It's time for that to change.
Editorial: Getting NT screening ready for prime time
Regardless of the specific screening option chosen, what is clear is that the inclusion of NT measurements optimizes Down syndrome screening.