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Trine Tsouderos

Trine Tsouderos is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
Trine Tsouderos is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. « Show less

Top Trine Tsouderos Articles

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  • Remote-control surgery grows, despite inconclusive evidence

    Remote-control surgery grows, despite inconclusive evidence
    Chubby, pink and anesthetized into unconsciousness and paralysis, 16-week-old Ian Lund was a small bump under blue drapes on an operating table at University of Chicago Medicine. Perched above him was a robot, with arms like a three-legged spider. One...
  • Manipulation alleged in paper linking virus, chronic fatigue syndrome

    Manipulation alleged in paper linking virus, chronic fatigue syndrome
    The journal that published a high-profile paper linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a retrovirus is now investigating allegations that a figure in that report was manipulated. The appearance in Science of the 2009 paper caused an immediate sensation...
  • Illinois regulators seek to discipline autism doctor

    Illinois regulators seek to discipline autism doctor
    A Naperville physician featured in a 2009 Tribune investigation into alternative treatments for autism has been charged by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation with “unprofessional, unethical and/or dishonorable conduct.&...
  • Illinois medical board files complaint against star autism doctor

    Illinois medical board files complaint against star autism doctor
    Dr. Anjum Usman, of Naperville, has been a star in the world of alternative treatments for autism for years, but now she's facing professional discipline for her approach to the frustrating disorder. In prescribing chelation, a hormone modulator and...
  • Past Trib Nation coverage of XMRV and CRS

    Past Trib Nation coverage of XMRV and CRS
    Our March 17, 2011, story about XMRV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and how they likely aren't linked in the way many CFS sufferers had hoped, offers a cautionary tale about putting too much stake in a single scientific paper. Every week, many medical...
  • 2010 Trib Nation live chat on XMRV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    REPOSTED FROM 2010: The subject presents a uniquely 21st century scenario, in which a single scientific paper drops and researchers and the disease community react in very different ways. Scientists see the paper as an invitation to question –...
  • Doctor who treated chronic Lyme disease indicted

    A physician featured in a Tribune story about the dubious diagnosis and risky treatment of chronic Lyme disease has been indicted on federal charges of health care fraud and filing false tax returns, according to court records. Dr. Carol Ann Ryser, who...
  • Memory lane on Trib Nation

    Memory lane on Trib Nation
    As I was looking for a long-ago Trib Nation post that explained our approach to releasing information to put readers in touch with sympathetic story subjects, I found a trove of interesting articles past. There were eighty-eight pages of our blog, at...
  • Questioning Dr. Oz

    Dr. Mehmet Oz is known as "America's Doctor," and it's not much of a stretch. Though he is a medical specialist -- an acclaimed cardiac surgeon -- Oz offers health information on just about any topic, from diet to child care to sex, through a...
  • Tracking hospital infections

    Ten years ago, Dr. Bob Chase would have laughed if someone had told him common infections could be eliminated in hospitals' intensive care units. "I would have said that's ridiculous, not possible," he said. "As a physician, I was trained to believe...
  • Autism therapies can get undeserved credit

    Sara DiFucci says she vividly remembers the day a pediatrician said her daughter, then a preschooler, could wind up in a group home later in life. She was devastated. "I thought my daughter was going to get married and go to college," DiFucci said. "That...