Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds: Influenza Pandemic

November 18, 2010
Grand Rounds: Influenza Pandemic

Summary by Lakshmi Tummala, MD

The Medical Grand Rounds lecture on October 6, 2010 titled “Influenza 2010: Update after the 2009 Pandemic was presented by Dr. Alicia Fry, M.D., MPH an epidemiologist from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I’m sure that those of us who were fortunate enough to be on the wards at that time recall the wonder of seeing a small piece of history unfold firsthand. Now, let’s take the journey again with Dr. Fry,…

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Grand Rounds: Genomic Medicine: Hope, Hype and Reality

June 10, 2009
Grand Rounds: Genomic Medicine: Hope, Hype and Reality

Kristen Lee MD

Please also see the clinical vignette presented before Grand Rounds on the 13th of May.

The Medical Grand Rounds lecture on May 13, 2009 titled “ Genomic Medicine: Hope, Hype and Reality” was presented by Dr. Robert Desnick, M.D., Ph. D. Professor and Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Dr. Desnick began with therapeutic revolutions in the 20th century which include the discovery…

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Grand Rounds: Primary Aldosteronism, Beyond Conn’s Syndrome

June 4, 2009
Grand Rounds: Primary Aldosteronism, Beyond Conn’s Syndrome

Michael Chu MD

Please also see the clinical vignette presented before Grand Rounds on the 21st of May.

The Medical Grand Rounds presentation on May 21, 2009 titled “Primary Aldosteronism, Beyond Conn’s Syndrome” was delivered by Dr. William F. Young M.D., Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Young’s talk began with the index case of hyperaldosteronism that was described by Dr. Jerome Conn in the 1950’s, through the advances in the diagnosis of…

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Grand Rounds: The Role of Omega-3 fatty Acids in Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 6, 2009
Grand Rounds: The Role of Omega-3 fatty Acids in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Michael Owen MD

Please also see the clinical vignette presented before Grand Rounds on the 15th of April.

Grand rounds on April 15th was presented by Dr. Joel Kremer, Pfaff Family Professor of Medicine at Albany Medical College and Director of Research at the Center for Rheumatology. Dr. Kremer informed the NYU community about the role of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr. Kremer began with an overview of fatty…

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Grand Rounds: 10 Moveable Objects

April 24, 2009
Grand Rounds: 10 Moveable Objects

Commentary by Jessica Lambert MD

Please also see the clinical vignette presented before Grand Rounds on the 8th of April.

The Medical Grand Rounds presentation on April 8, 2009, titled “10 Moveable Objects,” was delivered by Dr. Jeff Wiese, MD, FACP, an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center. His discussion focused on the problems currently surrounding the ACGME and Graduate Medical Education.

The ACGME (then the LCGME) was established in 1981 to accredit medical…

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Grand Rounds: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

April 15, 2009
Grand Rounds: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Summary by Daniel Frenkel MD

Please also see the clinical vignette presented before grand rounds on the 1st of April.

In his grand rounds lecture on April 1st 2009, Dr. Fritz Francois enlightened us to some novel aspects of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Despite simple and effective treatment approaches such as acid suppression medication, Dr. Francois explored “why the issues are still burning?” by discussing the changing face of GERD, the connection to obesity, and it’s association with Helicobacter Pylori.…

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Grand Rounds: Purines, Alcohol, and Fatty Liver Disease

April 8, 2009
Grand Rounds: Purines, Alcohol, and Fatty Liver Disease

Commentary by Peter Shue MD, PGY-3

The medical grand rounds presentation on March 4, 2009 was delivered by a distinguished NYU faculty member and research investigator, Dr. Bruce Cronstein.  Although his training and research is primarily in rheumatology, he breathed new insight into mechanisms of fatty liver disease.  In his talk, he reviewed his own published experiments showing that fatty liver disease, similar to gout, is potentiated by elevations in adenosine. …

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Literary Grand Rounds: Artists Portray the Art of Medicine

April 1, 2009
Literary Grand Rounds: Artists Portray the Art of Medicine

Commentary by Daria Crittenden, MD, PGY-2

Please also see the clinical vignette presented before grand rounds on the 18th of March.

In grand rounds two weeks ago, March 18, 2009, Dr. Sherwin Nuland, Clinical Professor of Surgery from Yale University, ethicist, and acclaimed author, presented his lecture “Artists Portray the Art of Medicine.” Dr. Nuland’s lecture provided a visual tour through a collection of paintings and art of other media that he has assembled over many years. The works that he cited…

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Grand Rounds: Regulation of Mammalian Iron Metabolism Reveals a Link to Inflammation

March 25, 2009
Grand Rounds: Regulation of Mammalian Iron Metabolism Reveals a Link to Inflammation

Commentary by Beth Haskins, MD, PGY-3 

Please also see the clinical vignette presented before grand rounds on the 25th of February.

In eukaryotes, iron is a required element but can be toxic at high levels, and thus is tightly regulated. Iron is regulated mainly through acquisitions since there is no excretory route for iron. Entry of iron into plasma occurs through dietary consumption of iron and, to a larger extent, through the recycling of iron from erythrocytes.

The dietary intake of…

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Grand Rounds: The New Frontier of Sleep Disorders

March 18, 2009
Grand Rounds: The New Frontier of Sleep Disorders

Commentary by Melissa Price, MD, PGY-3

Please also see the clinical vignette presented before last week’s Grand Rounds.

At Medical Grand Rounds on March 11th, 2009, the NYU Medical Community had the immense pleasure of hosting Dr. Allan I. Pack, MD, Ch.B, and Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center as he indulged us in his research on the biological functions of sleep and its regulation.

Studying the importance of sleep and its disorders has never been more relevant. Not only is the Accreditation…

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Grand Rounds: Gout and Hyperuricemia: Some New Thoughts About an Old Disease

March 11, 2009
Grand Rounds: Gout and Hyperuricemia: Some New Thoughts About an Old Disease

Commentary by Deena Altman MD, PGY-2

Please also see the clinical vignette presented before grand rounds on February 18th.

At medical grand rounds on February 18, 2009, our very own Dr. Pillinger gave a unique overview of the history, pathogenesis, and new theories on an ancient and increasingly common disease, gout.

His talk began with a depiction of gout throughout the ages. Podagra was first described in 2600 BC, with the first urate crystals being recognized in 1961 by…

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Grand Rounds: “Health Care Access and Its Impact on Health Disparities”

February 11, 2009
Grand Rounds: “Health Care Access and Its Impact on Health Disparities”

Commentary by Zackary Berger MD PhD, PGY-3, Health Care Policy Section Editor 

As Massachusetts’ Secretary of Health and Human Services, JudyAnn Bigby, MD, is charged with overseeing the health-care program which covers nearly all of the Commonwealth’s residents (nearly 98%) while costing more than anyone expected (about 800 million dollars in 2008). On February 4th, Dr. Bigby spoke at NYU’s Medicine Grand Rounds, where she summarized the approach and accomplishments of Title 58, the health care legislation passed in 2006. The program…

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