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AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 24, Number 3, 2015

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From Physician to Patient (and Back Again)

From Physician to Patient (and Back Again)

Margaret Wacker, MD, FAANS | Features

Most of us will experience becoming a patient at some point in our lives. Only a few miss out due to sudden death. For some, being a patient is unnerving, as it is clear evidence …

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Counterpoint: Patient Surveys are Good

Counterpoint: Patient Surveys are Good

Joshua E. Medow, MD, FAANS | Features

Editor’s Note: To read another perspective on measuring patient satisfaction, read “Point: Patient Satisfaction Surveys: Measuring Patient Contentment with Health-care Service, Not Quality and Value of Neurosurgical Care.”There are few things that the federal government …

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You Look Great!

You Look Great!

Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS | Departments | Editorial License

A senior resident of mine used to comment that after surgery, patients are either, “coming along, holding their own or zero delta.” This tongue-in-cheek formulation may be useful, simplified shorthand for residents on a busy …

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Delivering Bad News to Patients

Delivering Bad News to Patients

Jason L. Schroeder, MD, FAANS; Joseph Christopher Zacko, MD, MS, FAANS | Departments | Ethics in Practice

We have all been there — rehearsing the impending conversation in our heads before entering a room full of people we have either never met or only met briefly in clinic. Furthermore, I imagine we can …

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2016 AANS Cushing Award Nominations Due

2016 AANS Cushing Award Nominations Due

AANS Neurosurgeon | Inside Neurosurgeon | AANS News

Voting members of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) are invited to submit nominations for the 2016 AANS Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Neurosurgery by Oct. 30, 2015. The award will …

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FLANC Interim Meeting: A Win for Neurosurgery

FLANC Interim Meeting: A Win for Neurosurgery

Jillian R. Bernas, MPP, MEd | Inside Neurosurgeon | AANS International

In the United States, we refer to the sport as soccer; every other country refers to it as football. We might not agree on what to call it, but we can definitely agree on the …

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Calendar/Courses

Second International Brain Mapping Course
April 26-27, 2018; New Orleans

Surgical Approaches to Skull Base
April 26-28, 2018; St. Louis, MO

2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
April 28-May 2, 2018; New Orleans