PrimeCuts

PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

December 11, 2017
PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

By Gregory Rubinfeld, MD

Peer Reviewed

Manhattan enjoyed its first snow of the season and in its wake New Yorkers trudge carefully through the slick and slush covered streets. On a somber note, tragedy grips the west coast as wildfires in Southern California continue to spread forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate their homes. Our thoughts go out to those suffering from this disaster as we turn towards this week’s medical news. 

Catheter Directed Thrombolysis Does Not Reduce the Incidence of the Post Thrombotic Syndrome

Read more »

Primecuts – This Week in the Journals

December 4, 2017
Primecuts – This Week in the Journals

By Margot Hedlin, MD

Peer Reviewed

It’s a brave new world – on Saturday the Senate approved a much-debated tax bill intended to cut $1.4 trillion from taxes, in part by lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% and repealing the individual health insurance mandate. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that 13 million fewer people will have health insurance by 2027, in part because as healthy individuals opt out of the market, rates will rise prohibitively for those who remain – an …

Read more »

PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

November 20, 2017
PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

By Alexander Jordan, MD

Peer Reviewed

Love has won another hard-fought victory! In Australia, nearly 13 million people took part in a national survey held on marriage equality, with 61% voting in favor of same-sex marriage .

At the same time, mass shootings continue to occur with alarming frequency in the US. In Northern California, a gunman embarked on a deadly rampage that claimed five innocent lives . Further tragedy was averted when the gunman was prevented from entering an elementary school by staff members …

Read more »

Primecuts – This Week in the Journals

November 13, 2017
Primecuts – This Week in the Journals

By Dixon Yang, MD

Peer Reviewed

“It’s MAGA Day. And we’ll celebrate it like Bastille Day,” states Steve Bannon, former advisor to President Trump in an interview with the New York Times last week. Bannon called for the ousting of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for lack of support to the President . This interview comes in the wake of sweeping Republican losses on Election Day, with the first openly transgender woman, Danica Roem, elected to a state legislature, providing early indication in a public …

Read more »

PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

November 6, 2017
PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

By Nicole Massucci, MD

Peer Reviewed

This week, President Trump embarks on a two-week trip visiting 5 Asian countries in hopes of rallying efforts to increase pressure on North Korea (1). The trip comes after a week of controversy; between Donna Brazile revealing details of the Clinton campaign rigging the DNC, and the Republican Party proposing the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 3 decades (2,3).

Keep reading for this week’s highlights from the medical literature.

No difference in exercise improvement between PCI …

Read more »

PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

October 30, 2017
PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

By Ian Yarrett, MD

Peer Reviewed

As uncertainty continues to swirl around the future of Obamacare and the stability of the nation’s health insurance markets , President Trump took a promising step last week in officially declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency .  Whether new federal funding to combat the problem will follow remains an open question.  In the meanwhile, let’s review the latest updates from the medical literature in this week’s edition of PrimeCuts.

Active referral to smoking cessation services more effective

Read more »

PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

October 23, 2017
PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

By Jennifer Riggs, MD

Peer Reviewed

The NBA season literally got off on the wrong foot last week as Celtics player Gordon Hayward suffered a broken ankle in the league’s opening game . In baseball, the Houston Astros blanked the New York Yankees this weekend to advance to the World Series setting up a showdown with the Los Angeles Dodgers . In Washington, it’s business as usual as Congressman Tom Marino, President Trump’s nominee for drug czar, withdrew his name after a damaging opioid report …

Read more »

PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

October 16, 2017
PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

By Christian Torres, MD

Peer Reviewed

It’s another week, which means there’s been another attempt by President Trump to undermine Obamacare. On Thursday, Trump signed an executive order that would cut subsidies to insurers providing coverage to low-income individuals . It’s already drawn swift criticism from the American Medical Association, among other health care groups . We’ll see in the coming days if there’s any effort by Congress to keep the subsidies going. Meanwhile, we’ll keep going with a recap of the latest research.

Romosozumab

Read more »