Monthly Archives: April 2018

Did Betsy Get Value From Her Lawyer? Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Betsy is 61 years of age. She works as an editor in Calgary. She is in the midst of a divorce with her high earner husband. In fact, he earns over $1,00,000 per year. He is an odd duck. When … Continue reading

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We Found This Fact About Operating Room Availability Very Interesting. Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Recently, we spoke to a liver transplant surgeon at the Mayo Clinic. He has worked there for about one year. He used to work at the Toronto General Hospital. He is a gifted surgeon. He can tackle just about any … Continue reading

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New Ultrasound Technology for Prostate Cancer:

Scientists have announced the development of a highly accurate and reliable technique for diagnosing prostate cancer. The Dundee University-based team say they have used an ultrasound process called shear wave elastography (SWE) to detect prostate tumours. The method is non-invasive … Continue reading

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National Pharmacare Is Pending: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

National Pharmacare Is Pending: Let’s Think About  Maximizing Access For All Canadians  Raymond Rupert MD, MBA. The House of Commons’ standing committee on health is recommending the creation of a universal, single public payer prescription drug coverage program for all … Continue reading

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Dropping Big Data To Focus On Small Data: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

  Dropping Big Data To Focus On Small Data At Rupert Case Management:  Raymond Rupert MD, MBA. The world is obsessed with big data.  Data collected from many persons.  We are pleased to be contrarians. We focus on small data … Continue reading

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A Computer Greeted My Patient In The Emergency Department: Story As Told By A Patient

A Computer Greeted My Patient In The Emergency Department: A Story As Told By A Patient  The patient reluctantly had to go to the ER for an infection of his nose. It was painful. It was not going to go … Continue reading

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Immunotherapy and Melanoma: Does it work or not work? Raymond Rupert MD, MBA

How melanoma evades the immune system the secret is the macrophages in the tumour which block the immunotherapy drugs… read on. Scientists have pinpointed a pathway that helps melanoma evade the immune system’s attacks — and in turn, have found a … Continue reading

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Targeted EEG Measurements To Predict Treatment Outcomes In Depression:

Key Points Of The Study: Question  Does increased pretreatment rostral anterior cingulate cortex theta activity have incremental predictive validity with respect to treatment outcome in major depression? Findings  In a randomized clinical trial including 296 patients with major depressive disorder, higher rostral … Continue reading

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Phage Therapy When Antibiotics Fail To Help…. Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

A case study of phage treatment where antibiotics had failed.  A phage is a virus that attacks bacteria and can kill them. Very important when antibiotics are not working because of resistance. The bacteria have learned to evade the antibiotics. … Continue reading

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Informed Consent In Mental Health- Stephanie McMahon and Virgil Stucker

Informed Consent In Mental Health Care April 10, 2018 | Stephanie McMahon The term “informed consent” is used a lot in mental health care. Those two little words are a big, and complicated, deal.  In this blog post, I unpack the … Continue reading

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