Radiology Report Terminology

18 Mar

With easier access to patient medical records, via online portals, and the ability to search terms and phrases in medical literature, I feel I’m inching closer to a better understanding of neurology, oncology and trauma of the brain. I don’t … Read More »

Conflicting Views on Ukraine

15 Mar

As we enter into another week of death and destruction in Ukraine, I continue to read the differing views from left, centrist and right leaning news media. Some of the stuff coming out of the left and right is downright … Read More »

Hearing Aid Trial and Tribulations

12 Mar

When Susie was diagnosed with recurrent brain cancer, a Secondary Glioblastoma (IDH1-mutant), we discussed her treatment options with her Neuro-Oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center. We looked at clinical trials, surgery and other options. Her case was brought before a … Read More »

French Onion Soup Du Jour

26 Feb

I think the first time I had French Onion Soup was with Susie’s mom. She had a recipe that was shared with her from a chef. It was delicious, but took many hours to prepare. Of course making your own … Read More »

A Bittersweet Day

25 Feb

Yesterday was Susie’s last day of physical therapy. It should have been a happy day, as she has progressed a lot in the last year. She is physically stronger, is more aware of her balance and now can continue with … Read More »

To Mask or Not

10 Feb

Masks have become a partisan badge one either does or does not support. There does not seem to be nuance in the discussion regarding the context and the participants involved. Some of the most vocal view this discussion as good … Read More »

Quite An Anniversary Day, Indeed

4 Feb

Today is our wedding anniversary. We normally celebrate by going somewhere special. With Susie deaf in one ear, we like early reservations. This way restaurants tend to be quiet. With the pandemic and Susie being immune compromised, we have not … Read More »

End of 2021 Update

1 Jan

It’s been two months since my last post. We were supposed to join my family in New England for Thanksgiving. I was combining the holiday with attending the 26th Annual Meeting and Education Day of the Society of Neuro-Oncology. I … Read More »

Brain Tumor Awareness and Swim Across America

2 Nov

This week is the 15th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, held from Saturday 30-OCT-2021 to 06-NOV-2021. This event is organized by the International Brain Tumour Alliance, and is intended to encourage activities that draw attention to particular challenges of brain … Read More »

Real World Data and Historical Controlled Trials

6 Sep

This last week, I was chatting with a medical specialist friend. We were discussing clinical trial data, COVID-19 and confirmation bias. The conversation drifted to real world data (RWD)/ evidence (RWE) and observational studies with historical controls. While I am … Read More »

Colorado River and Mountains

2 Sep

Around the time our eldest came to town for a surprised Mother’s Day visit, we started planning a summer family vacation to Pagosa Springs, CO. We found a beautiful cabin on the San Juan river, about 10-15 minutes north of … Read More »

Hacking Abuse Analysis

27 May

Back in September, in the midst of the 2020 election, I wrote a blog post on seeing a spike in hacking attempts. Normally, I see less than 50 attempts in a month. Since the spike last fall, the number of … Read More »

Antisemitic Attacks in the West

24 May

After the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas went into effect, Jews have been systematically targeted and attacked. Most of the events occurred in Europe and North America, with online documented footage from London, New York and Los Angeles. Not only … Read More »