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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: ART: Does 'singleton' really equal success?
IVF- and ICSI conceived singleton fetuses are at higher risk of birth defects, IUGR, PTD, and perinatal mortality.
Editorial: The courage of contraceptive 'convictions': Griswold v Crawford
Many readers may be surprised to learn that in 1965, 30 states had laws prohibiting or restricting the sale and/or use of contraceptives.
Editorial: Caduceus—or Asklepian?
The caduceus is the modern American symbol of the medical profession. But the Asklepian, which I encountered on a recent trip to the Greek island of Kos, may be a far better emblem for the values we as ob/gyns hold dear. Allow me to explain the import of two snakes versus one.
Editorial: Who will follow in our footsteps?
As I write this I am post-call, which may account for the tone of my meandering discourse. At my age, the problem is not so much taking call but surviving the next day. While tackling clinical challenges can be exciting, what I find most stimulating is the chance to teach and learn from my residents.
Editorial: Preventing VTE: Part 3-the pregnant patient
My first two editorials on venous thromboembolism (VTE) suggested ways to reduce risk in women taking estrogen-containing hormones and undergoing gynecologic surgery, respectively. This editorial explores strategies for avoiding it in pregnancy.
Editorial: Preventing VTE: Part 2, gynecologic surgery
The pathogenic triad of vascular stasis, hypercoagulability, and vascular injury remains the prime initiator of thrombosis, and gynecologic surgery is associated with all three.
Editorial: Preventing VTE: Part 1, hormonal therapy
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), a leading cause of death and disability in women, principally manifests as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Every year, as many as 600,000 patients develop a PE in the United States, resulting in up to 200,000 deaths.
Editorial: The criminalization of medicine
Last night you were on call and delivered three babies, managed a patient with severe preeclampsia, treated a case of uterine atony, and readmitted a woman with a post-hysterectomy wound infection. Yesterday you covered the hospital's Women's Health Clinic; it's a twice-monthly pro bono service you provide to the community. And this morning, you're facing a waiting room full of patients and two assistant U.S. attorneys. The grave-looking men in dark suits say they are investigating you for up-coding of Medicare and Medicaid claims and private insurance reimbursement. You're facing possible federal criminal prosecution, but you're not alone because the hospital also is being investigated.