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M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatarThe right hypochondrium… Is it really “right”? A territorial dispute

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D..

Since the time one enters the realm of clinical medicine, the general area just inferior to the costal margins is introduced as the right and left hypochondriac regions (or, the right or the left hypochondrium). In the following discussion, I will confine myself to the example of the ‘right hypochondrium’.…

Dr. A. De la Guerra's avatarNew TNM Classification for Lung Cancer. Part II: A review

Author: Dr. A. De la Guerra. The American Joint Committee on Cancer and the Union Internationale Contre le Cancer have redefined the criteria for staging lung cancer based on the proposals made by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, which appeared in the recently launched 7th edition of the TNM system. This…

Dr. A. De la Guerra's avatarNew TNM Classification for Lung Cancer - Part I: The changes

Author: Dr. A. De la Guerra. Appropriate staging of lung cancer is fundamental for determining the best treatment approach and defining prognosis. After ten years of labor the IASLC has modernized the lung cancer TNM staging system. Revisions to the TNM were determined by differences in the overall survival of 81,015 patients; after…


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

Chest pain

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D. Any of the structures within the chest are sensitive to pain except the lung parenchyma (tissue) and visceral pleura (not the parietal pleura - which is…

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RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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