Paul Klimo Jr., MD, FAANS— A 45-year-old prominent local politician presents to your emergency with new-onset seizure. His wife found him awake, but unresponsive to her questions and smacking his lips. The seizure lasted for a few minutes, and he was disoriented for about 30 minutes afterwards. Upon further questioning, his wife reports several brief episodes over the last couple of months where he complains of strange odors or seems to stare off. He is a non-smoker, healthy gentleman, whose only medical problem is well-controlled hypertension.
Archived Survey Results
Who is the best fictional neurosurgeon on television?
- Dr. Ben Casey (“Ben Casey”) (38%, 35 Votes)
- Dr. Derek Shepherd (“Grey's Anatomy”) (38%, 35 Votes)
- Dr. Aaron Shutt (“Chicago Hope”) (12%, 11 Votes)
- Dr. Ann Possible (“Kim Possible”) (9%, 8 Votes)
- Dr. Douglas Hanson (“3 lbs.”) (3%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 91
- Preoperative checklists are a useful way to prevent surgical errors. (88%, 79 Votes)
- Preoperative checklists are needless intrusions that do not improve patient safety. (12%, 11 Votes)
Total Voters: 90
An attending neurosurgeon should perform unfamiliar surgical procedures to gain experience:
- Yes (52%, 85 Votes)
- No (48%, 77 Votes)
Total Voters: 162
Should neurosurgeons from the developed world volunteer their services in the developing world?
- Yes (91%, 129 Votes)
- No (9%, 13 Votes)
Total Voters: 142
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