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Game Changer-Evidence Supporting Treating Acute Venous Thromboembolism As An Outpatient

In the September 17, 2014 JAMA journal, a well documented evidenced-based review on the management of acute venous thromboembolism shows that in the majority of clinical cases the most recent guideline management strategy for this condition needs revision. What I am saying is...
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New Information Regarding Monitoring/Predicting Memory Loss Progression to Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease

  I am becoming a big fan of a site for doctors called Consultant 360. Just tonight I read a potentially ground-breaking article which indicates that there is a set of proteins that can be measured in the blood of subjects aged 70 years or older that when placed into an...
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So The Lifetime Achievement Award- Won’t Be Going To Your Marijuana User

  In the June 5th New England Of Medicine Journal a review article on the adverse health effects of marijuana use by Dr. Volkow et al we learn that the ongoing trend of politicizing medical marijuana may turn out to have some significant adverse health issues, most notably...
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Further Follow-Up On The New Anticoagulants

From the HeartWire there was further follow-up of prior data looking at Pradaxa (dabigatran) versus Coumadin (warfarin) in mechanical heart valve patients. It would appear for now at least that the traditional treatment of warfarin is still in the driver’s seat in this...
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Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of a New Generation of Anticoagulants

This recent article demonstrates that the new generation anticoagulants are as effective as our old gold standard but with less bleeding risk. The study compared a new Xa inhibitor with our present standard of care — low molecular weight heparin plus warfarin/Coumadin...
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Gastric Bypass Surgery and Cardiovascular Risk

Medical obesity is defined as a body mass index greater than or equal to 30. This index is calculated based upon a person’s height and weight. In my office this index is listed in the patient’s vital signs section of the physical exam. Obesity is obviously a significant and...
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Face Down Positioning is Effective For Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

This article from the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates that placing patients face-down while intubated for a condition known as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) significantly improves survival. Roughly 230 patients were divided into different treatment...
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When It Comes To The ICU, Less is Better

A recent New England Journal of Medicine article suggests perhaps less is better in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This came from the June 6, 2013  publication. The article analyzes the effectiveness of having a night-time ICU specialist in attendance during the night shift. ...
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Is Cholesterol the Key to Understanding Alzheimer’s?

This article presents a brief analysis of the following study presented in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Variants in the ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter (ABCA7), Apolipoprotein E ϵ4,and the Risk of Late-Onset Alzheimer Disease in African Americans While this...
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We Need To Rethink Hormone Replacement In Women

A recent Danish study shows that 10 years of hormone replacement started early in menopause significantly improved cardiovascular risk (50% reduction).  A few years ago America was floored by the Women’s Health Initiative’s results which suggested no cardiovascular...
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Doctor Shortage May Swell to 130,000 With Caps

“Does anyone in this country beleive in a free market economy anymore? Here are some ideas. Why don’t my professional membership organizations such as the ACP, AMA or state Medical Associations start a volunteer fund that will use the monetary resources to analyse real...
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