AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 3, 2017

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Neuroablation: An Under-utilized Tool

Neuroablation: An Under-utilized Tool

Jason M. Schwalb, MD, FAANS

Cancer pain continues to be a significant problem since the mid 1980s, despite the promulgation of the World Health Organization (WHO) (1) analgesic ladder. The statistics are daunting: Pain is reported in 60-85 percent of those …

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Neurosurgeons Rise Up to Address the Opioid Crisis in America

Neurosurgeons Rise Up to Address the Opioid Crisis in America

Jennifer A. Sweet, MD; Christopher J. Winfree, MD, FAANS; Jason M. Schwalb, MD, FAANS

Organized neurosurgery continues to fight for our ability to provide safe, effective, evidence-based neurosurgical alternatives to manage chronic pain and reduce long-term opioid prescribing. Amidst a nationwide opioid epidemic, the political climate is tense. There is …

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DoD/VA Lead the Way in the Opioid Crisis

DoD/VA Lead the Way in the Opioid Crisis

Christopher Spevak, MD, MPH, JD; Randy Bell, MD, FAANS, MC, USN; Joseph Spinelli, MD, MC, USN

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy of the Departments of the Army/Navy/Air Force, the Department of Defense or the United States Government. Everyone knows …

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The Disruptive Employed Physician and Medical Staff Bylaws

The Disruptive Employed Physician and Medical Staff Bylaws

Stanley W. Fronczak, MD, JD, FAANS,

The delivery of cost-efficient, high quality and safe patient care requires the harmonious relationship between hospital administrators and the medical staff. The concept of a “disruptive physician” who is antagonistic to this relationship must be …

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