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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

June 29, 2015
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Olivia Begasse De Dhaem, MD

Peer Reviewed

According to the latest data from UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, war and persecution displaced a total of 59.4 million people in 2014, primarily in developing countries. As the number of asylum-seekers fleeing from countries like Syria and Eritrea to Europe increases, the E.U. gave up on the plan for mandatory quotas to spread the refugees across the 28 E.U. countries, and suggested a voluntary program instead. Although there was no mass deportation after …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

May 5, 2015
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Matthew Dallos, MD

Peer Reviewed

This Saturday, sports fans were treated to a day of televised glory as American Pharaoh raced across the finish line of the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby in a nail-biter and Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Manny Pacquiao in the “Fight of the Century.” While couch potatoes nationwide enjoyed a healthy dose of chips and salsa washed down with a Mint Julep or two, Circulation published another article on the health benefits for the physically active amongst us.

In …

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A Clinical Correlations Holiday Break

December 27, 2014
A Clinical Correlations Holiday Break

From all of us to all of you …Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Clinical Correlations will be on a short hiatus. We will resume publishing 1/6/2015.…

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Mystery Quiz

December 2, 2014
Mystery Quiz

Vivian Hayashi MD, Robert Smith MD

The patient is an 82 year old man with frequent breathlessness. The patient had been admitted several times in the past two years for congestive heart failure. Two years earlier, the patient suffered an NSTEMI. A diagnostic cardiac catheterization revealed triple vessel coronary disease. A decision to perform CABG vs coronary stenting was delayed pending an evaluation of iron-deficiency anemia associated with a positive test for fecal occult blood. A recent echocardiogram showed normal left ventricular function but diastolic …

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Does Cranberry Juice Prevent Urinary Tract Infections?

September 11, 2014
Does Cranberry Juice Prevent Urinary Tract Infections?

Please enjoy this post from the archives dated November 9, 2011

By Jessie Yu

Faculty Peer Reviewed

A healthy 21-year-old female college student presents to clinic after one day of dysuria and increased frequency. You diagnose her with a recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI), and as you hand her a prescription for empiric antibiotic treatment, she asks you if drinking cranberry juice will prevent these in the future…

Drinking cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) has been a traditional folk remedy for hundreds …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

July 29, 2014
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Grace Huang, MD

Peer Reviewed

Many of us became familiar with the Ebola virus after reading Richard Preston’s fictional thriller, The Hot Zone. However, in recent months, fiction has turned to reality in West Africa, as one of the largest reported outbreaks of the virus continues to spread, with 1,093 cases and 660 deaths to date across three, now possibly four, countries. As efforts continue to contain the virus as quickly as possible, we turn to a few other issues in medicine which, while …

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Board Exam Nightmare

June 27, 2014
Board Exam Nightmare

By Michael Tanner, MD

The American Board of Internal Medicine compels us internists to take a 6-hour multiple-choice Maintenance of Certification exam every 10 years. I, by an accident of birth year (being old), am one of the few doctors who have had to take “the Boards” three times—in 1994, 2004 & 2014. The exam tests our knowledge of 500 diseases that we haven’t seen in the 10 years since we last had to take the exam. It’s kind of like a college reunion: a …

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A Randomized Trial of Flattery

April 1, 2014
A Randomized Trial of Flattery

By Michael Tanner, MD

Background
A small body of low-quality evidence suggests that flattery will get you nowhere. We, rigorously applying the tools of evidence-based medicine, set out to test the opposite hypothesis: that when it comes to forming warm, healing relationships with patients, you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Objective
To determine the effect of compliments on patient self-esteem and satisfaction with their doctors in an inner-city hospital clinic.

Design
Randomized controlled trial of outpatients aged 21-98 at the Bellevue Adult Primary …

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Book Review – Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, MD

January 24, 2014
Book Review – Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, MD

By Matthew Vorsanger, MD

The delicate tracery of the superficial nervous system, the sweeping curves of the lobes of the liver, the bones of the skull – color coded in pastel blues, pinks, and greens. For many of us, the imagery of Dr. Frank Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy is indelibly etched into our mind’s eye. But what do we know of the man whose gift it was to distill the most complex anatomic structures into vividly comprehensible illustrations? Recently published by his daughter, Francine …

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving

Clinical Correlations will be closed for the holiday and will resume posting on Monday 12/2/13.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember, please be careful with that turkey……

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

January 22, 2013
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

Primecuts will return next week with the latest news in the journals.…

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Clinical Correlations on Hiatus

November 7, 2012
Clinical Correlations on Hiatus

While we here at New York University-Langone Medical Center and our three hospitals, Tisch, Bellevue and the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor  regroup after Hurricane Sandy, Clinical Correlations will be taking what we hope is a short hiatus.  We hope everyone and their families are safe and warm as we all work towards brighter days.…

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