The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital is a quarterly general medical journal. It contains scientific articles, as well as perspectives and information about a wide range of health care issues, including medical ethics and hospital administration.
 
 
 
Issue: WINTER 2014 Vol. 9 - Issue 4
Scientific Reports
 
The Battle for Acceptance of HPV Vaccine
– Joseph M. Kontra, M.D.
An illuminating and comprehensive discussion of the biology and importance of HPV vaccination for the prevention of genital cancer, and the controversy that surrounds that recommendation.
 
   
Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams: A New Paradigm in Pulmonary Embolism Management
– Todd Wood, M.D.
A new approach to categorizing, diagnosing, and managing Pulmonary Embolism using a rapid response team with a systematic method that has been instituted at Lancaster General Hospital.
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Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy for Obesity
– Joseph McPhee, MD; James Ku, MD; Lawrence Wieger, DO; and Steven Johnson
A state-of-the-art perspective on the evolution of the surgical management of obesity, including a historical review of past techniques and results and a detailed illustration of contemporary methods used at LGH.
 
   
 
Screening for Hereditary Colon Cancer: A Review from the Genetic Counselor’s Perspective
– Erin Sutcliffe, MS, CGC
The methodology, epidemiology, and logistics of screening for hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome).
 
   
 
A Historical Perspective of the Level II Trauma Center at Lancaster General Hospital
– Frederick B. Rogers, MD; Frederick Beyer, MD; and Brian Gross, BS
The evolution of the exemplary Trauma Center and the surgical trauma program at LGH.
 
   
   
 
From the Editor’s Desk
Will They, or Won’t They? Will Congress Dismantle Obamacare?
– Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.
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Top Tips from Family Practice
Choosing Wisely X
– Alan S. Peterson, M.D.
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