Surely now is the time in America to uncouple employment and healthcare coverage.
In fact, it's long overdue ...
For years now, cancer patients have faced double jeopardy: their malignancies have endangered their ability to carry out their pre-morbid jobs, and when they lose those benefits, their treatments become financially toxic, often to the point of bankruptcy.
Mar 12, 2020 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
Walk with me, won't you, through a thought experiment THREAD
I awake to find a tiger in my house 1/
Perhaps later, at a less alarming moment, I might concern myself with where the tiger came from. But for now I am most preoccupied with the tiger that is -- let's not forget -- NOW IN MY HOUSE.
I would not care if it were, for instance, a Bengali tiger vs. a Siberian tiger. 2/
Aug 7, 2019 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
THREAD 1/ Eponyms are falling out of favor in medicine. They aren't descriptive and essentially require twice the memory space to recall both the name & the associated term.
But pancreaticoduodenectomy doesn't exactly roll off the tongue so I suspect the Whipple is here to stay.
2/ Dr. Allen Whipple was a pioneering surgeon whose contributions to the field also include a still-relevant understanding of insulinomas (see also: Whipple's triad).
Still his incisive approach to the pancreas, small intestine, and bile ducts remains why he is best-remembered