Posts Tagged “Cancer”

In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in Burbank: The Diagnosis of Cancer

By | June 3, 2015

I apologize for the long absence of new blogs, but I am not a professional author and turning out a regular blog is not easy for me. In addition we have bee very busy here at Schlesinger Pain Centers and I probably would not be posting today were it not for a patient who came […]

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The Making of a Mindset: The Basic Sciences Year II

By | March 10, 2015

  If the first year was the study of what is normal the second years is the study of abnormality and perversion. Pathology is the study of abnormal anatomy, both gross and microscopic as well as the aberrations of normal function[1] that result. Always implicitly asked is the same question, why does a particular anatomic […]

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The Surgical Mindset: Anatomy Dictates Therapy

By | March 7, 2015

We have spoken before about the intricacies and complexities of medical decision-making all of which apply in the consideration of surgical therapy. However complicating surgical decision-making is the additional factor of anatomy. Most medical therapy is based on physiology and pathological processes which are the same for an entire organ or organ system. A good […]

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The Long Road Back: Building Better Bones – Vitamin D as a Hormone

By | April 18, 2014

Another factor militating against classification as a vitamin is that the majority of the circulating vitamin D is relatively speaking inactive. It undergoes a two-step activation process first to calcidiol by hydroxylation at the 25 position in the liver and then to calcitriol by hydroxylation at the 1 position by the proximal tubular cells in […]

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Sideswiped by a Semi

By | March 18, 2013

I hope that my readers will forgive me for not publishing the usual Schlesinger Pain Centers blog last Friday, but on Thursday past a seminal event occurred in my life and I wanted to take the time to reflect on it a bit before putting my thoughts down on paper so to speak. It was […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: Interim Cancer Care

By | February 11, 2013

The best pain clinic in Los Angeles would know that placing the trial catheter is only the beginning of interim cancer care. The best pain clinic in LA would know that clock is ticking and that they have only 7 to 10 days maximum to complete the work-up and arrange for the final implantation of […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: Temporary Catheters

By | February 8, 2013

A theme that we have dealt with over and over is that for the best pain clinic in Los Angeles, calendars and clocks are less important than patients. Yesterday afternoon an old patient Vera (not her real name) came to see me in the Burbank of complaining of upper abdominal pain, which radiated to her […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: Overcoming Technological Adversity

By | January 29, 2013

I am sorry that I was unable to post yesterday’s blog, but I am afraid that Schlesinger Pain Centers was forced back into the Dark Ages. On Friday we completed a major upgrade to our DSL service, firewall and certain NextGen files and as you have by now guessed, all of the things that had […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: A Friday Morning Pump

By | January 25, 2013

As I sit here writing this blog I am waiting for them to take my patient into surgery, for one of my least favorite cases, the Friday Morning Cancer Pump (IDDS). Fridays are usually very busy days in the office and this is likely to make me late. In addition I will almost certainly have to […]

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Cancer Care: Successful Implantation

By | November 2, 2012

I am pleased to report that George underwent a successful implantation of his Medtronic spinal pain pump on Wednesday evening at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and that he returned to the Burbank Office of Schlesinger Pain Centers yesterday for reprogramming. He currently has no pain or narcotic side effects. He has been so stable on […]

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