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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

January 21, 2014
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Stephanie Gallitano, MD

Peer Reviewed

This week marks the 50-year anniversary since the Surgeon General released a report detailing health consequences of smoking. Since then, the evidence linking smoking with disease in nearly every organ system has been published. The number of premature deaths caused by smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke since 1965 now tops 20 million. This week’s new surgeon general’s report addresses some new diseases linked with smoking; we can now add colorectal and liver cancer, erectile dysfunction, diabetes, tuberculosis, age-related…

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

January 13, 2014
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Arnab Ghosh, MD

Peer Reviewed

This week’s Clinical Correlations begins with email revelations implicating the administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the closure of traffic lanes across the George Washington Bridge, thus making one of the country’s busiest thoroughfares log-jammed with traffic for days this previous summer.

Earlier this week emails were released from high-level public servants in the Christie administration which suggest the secretive, planned closure of traffic lanes in the borough of Fort Lee, whose mayor had previously refused to…

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journal

January 6, 2014
Primecuts – This Week In The Journal

By Gregory Katz, MD

Peer Reviewed

The beginning of 2014 marks not only a new calendar year, but a new era of American health care with the opening of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance exchanges. While the majority of media coverage about the ACA has been devoted to changing insurance policies and concern about systemic upheaval, the expansion of Medicaid has been largely ignored by the popular press. Despite its lack of sexiness as a topic of newspaper coverage, the health effects…

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

December 30, 2013
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Monica Gupta, MD

Peer Reviewed

Welcome to the final Clinical Correlations post of the year!

As 2013 comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on the year that has passed. Here at NYU, 2013 was a triumphant year as it marked the return of Bellevue, Tisch, and the Manhattan VA after Superstorm Sandy took its toll. Now with that in the past, we embrace the new adventures that await us in 2014 – another year to strive to deliver excellent patient care…

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

December 23, 2013
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Preethi Prasad, MD

Peer Reviewed

This week, Christmas is finally on its way, and the city is alive with festive cheer. Children are excitedly anticipating a visit from Santa Claus, while adults are scrambling to do last-minute Christmas shopping. In addition to sipping eggnog and enjoying the holidays, many Americans are also using this time to focus on their health as Monday, December 23rd is the deadline for most to sign up for health insurance that starts on January 1st.

For some people, traveling…

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

December 16, 2013
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Cilian White, MD

Peer reviewed

With the holiday season upon us, the streets are laden with trees waiting to be adorned, bunches of mistletoe to be hung for that special moment; and New Yorkers are wiping away the cobwebs from snow boots and thermal gear in preparation for the chill effect awaiting them as they step outside their homes. People adorn their homes with decorations, and enjoy delectable delights with loved ones. The NYU community continues to work harder than ever to provide…

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

December 9, 2013
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Iulia Giuroiu, MD

Peer reviewed

As we mourn the death of Nelson Mandela and reflect upon his legacy, let us remember to embrace our differences as we strive toward well being for all. This week, the journals highlight the importance of paying attention to genetic risk factors unique to gender and ethnic backgrounds as we seek to provide optimal therapy for a variety of conditions.

This week’s first article challenges the assumption of gender equality in the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) (1). With…

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

December 3, 2013
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Matthew Lee, MD

Peer Reviewed

Thanksgiving has traditionally been characterized by turkey-centric meals and Black Friday madness, but these phenomena were joined this year by both NCAA football’s rivalry week and Thanksgivukkah (the alignment of Thanksgiving and first day of Hanukkah). While people took time off to celebrate the holiday festivities, the medical journal world continued to turn, bringing us to this week’s articles.

Our first article by Mulder et al. looks at glucose management in patients admitted for acute coronary syndrome (ACS).…

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

November 25, 2013
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Ali Mendelson, MD

Faculty Peer Reviewed

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the holidays are on everybody’s mind. There are parades to watch, food to cook, thanks to give, and inevitably, diets to break. That doesn’t mean you can’t find time to exercise, and for those who are pregnant, fitting in a few trips to the gym might aid in the development of your unborn child’s brain.

Two studies presented at this month’s Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting looked at the association between exercise and infant…

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

November 18, 2013
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Karin Katz, MD

Faculty Peer Reviewed

Last week Typhoon Haiyan took a devastating hit on the Philippines. According to UNICEF, 13 million people have been affected, and the death toll is estimated to be close to 4,000. In the aftermath of this disaster, with hundreds of thousands of people homeless, there is a concern that crowded living spaces with contaminated drinking water and unsanitary conditions could lead to the spread of communicable diseases. International relief efforts have been working to provide people with food,…

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

November 12, 2013
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Sherif Shoucri, MD

Faculty Peer Reviewed

In a move that was almost thirty years in the making, this week the Food and Drug Administration proposed measures that would all-but outlaw artificial trans fats. These artery-clogging, partially hydrogenated oils have long been implicated as a major contributor to heart disease in the United States. Their removal from the U.S. food industry could prevent as many as 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year, according to data cited by the FDA. While…

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

November 4, 2013
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Cindy Fei, MD

Faculty Peer Reviewed

Online enrollment continues at the HealthCare.gov website in accordance with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and its January 1, 2014 deadline for mandated individual health insurance coverage. The recent opening of the online marketplace for health care insurance plans on October 1 was marred by frequent website blackouts, errors due to high-user demand and technical problems. Known colloquially as ObamaCare, the Affordable Care Act requires everyone to have health insurance by the beginning of next year,…

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