Recommended Readings

(1). Raja Sabapathy S. Managing Failure. J Hand Surg. 2022;27(6):933-934

Failure is the state when a desirable, or intended, objective is not met and is the opposite of success. When anyone talks or writes about failure it is always with the intention of avoiding it. It is obviously relative, can be biased based on the individual considering it, and depends considerably on the context in which it is used. It is difficult to define, but everyone understands what it is and recognises it when it happens. It is interesting to discuss it from the simplest situations of failure in surgery to the larger issue of failure of institutions.

(2). Rachel Reiff Ellis. What to Do When Patients Don’t Listen.

You discuss and decide on the best course of treatment for your patients, write prescriptions, and recommend lifestyle modifications to enhance treatment outcomes and overall wellness. But once they leave your office, following through is up to the patient. What happens when they don’t listen?

(3). Mauricio Wajngarten. Is There Hope in the Fight Against Aging?

For many years, it has been believed that the aging process is inevitable and that age-related diseases cannot be prevented or reversed. For example, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not recognize aging as an indication for drug approval because there are no markers to determine whether possible treatments have a significant impact on the hallmarks of aging.

(4). Christine Lehmann. Docs Treating Other Doctors: What Can Go Wrong?

It’s not unusual for physicians to see other doctors as patients — often they’re colleagues or even friends. That relationship can influence their behavior and how they treat the physician-patient, which may have unintended consequences for both of them.

(5). Alberto Giannoni. Bioelectronic Medicine and Its Applications in Cardiology. Eur Heart J. 2022;43(42):4453-4455.

‘When a man wanted to make a machine that would walk he created the wheel, which does not reflect a leg.’ Guillame Apollinaire.

‘Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart?’ Pablo Casals.

(6). Laura Tedesco. Voice Could Be a Major New Biomarker.

Most of us have two voice changes in our lifetime: first during puberty, as the vocal cords thicken and the voice box migrates down the throat. Then a second time as aging causes structural changes that may weaken the voice…

(7). Base editing: therapy clears girl’sT-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Her cancer was aggressive. Chemotherapy, and then a bone-marrow transplant, were unable to rid it. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital used “base editing”, a biological engineering to build her a new living drug. Six months later the cancer is undetectable, but Alyssa is still being monitored…

(8). Eugene S. Chung. CRT in HFrEF Management: Updates Plus ‘What’s Next?’

Eugene S. Chung, MD, FACC, FHFSA: Hello. My name is Eugene Chung. I’m a heart failure cardiologist here at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and medical director of the Center for Innovation. It’s a pleasure to talk a little bit about cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with one of our cardiologists, Ankit Bhatia, who will introduce himself in a minute…

(9). Erin Archer. Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Infections Treatable With Newer Antibiotics, but Guidance Is Needed.

Multidrug-resistant gram-negative infections (MDRGNIs) are an emerging and deadly threat worldwide. Some of these infections are now resistant to nearly all antibiotics, and very few treatment options exist. Some of the remaining antibiotics for these MDRGNIs can cause acute kidney injury and have other toxic effects and can worsen antibiotic resistance. When deciding which drugs to use, clinicians need to juggle the possible lethality of the infection with the dangers of its treatment…