Andrew Jea, MD, FAANS— You are a volunteer on a humanitarian medical mission in the developing world. A 48-year-old man with history of poorly controlled hypertension comes to your makeshift clinic for evaluation. He is taking herbal medicine for his hypertension and chronic pain. His chief complaint is bilateral leg pain associated with right leg weakness and occasional back pain. However, when you delve deeper into the history, the patient has significant neck pain associated with progressive upper extremity weakness, particularly in the hands, for the past several years. Read More…
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Should neurosurgeons from the developed world volunteer their services in the developing world?
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Total Voters: 141
Who should be in charge of a patient who has a stroke?
- A neurologist (54%, 117 Votes)
- A neurosurgeon (36%, 78 Votes)
- A medical intensivist (10%, 21 Votes)
Total Voters: 216
Should neurosurgeons be neurointensivists?
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Total Voters: 198
If you, as a neurosurgeon, needed medical care, would you seek that at the hospital where you work?
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Frameless radiosurgery is:
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Total Voters: 38