ShortCuts-This Week in the Journals

December 3, 2007
ShortCuts-This Week in the Journals

Commentary by Josh Olstein MD, Associate Editor, Clinical Correlations 

Med consults rejoice! The long awaited updated guidelines for perioperative cardiac evaluation and management for non-cardiac surgery were published in last month’s edition of Circulation. There are several key changes in both the approach to pre-operative cardiac evaluation and peri-operative cardiac medication management. Among these changes is the recognition that non-invasive testing for coronary artery disease is unlikely to change management, and is therefore no longer recommended in several situations for which testing was…

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Celebrating our one year anniversary!!

November 27, 2007
Celebrating our one year anniversary!!

It’s been quite a year in the life of Clinical Correlations. One year ago today we officially announced the creation of Clinical Correlations, the NYU internal medicine blog, to the NYU medical community. Starting from scratch without much of a game plan we developed a website (a word I greatly prefer to blog) that we hoped would simultaneously inspire students, housestaff and faculty. I am so proud to say that I think we have accomplished this goal. In this year, I have learned that…

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ShortCuts-This Week in the Journals

November 26, 2007
ShortCuts-This Week in the Journals

Commentary by Danise Schiliro-Chuang MD, NYU Chief Resident 

While most of us were enjoying way too much turkey this week, some interesting activity in the world of pharmaceuticals was taking place. Let’s take a peak.

Two studies published in the November 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine may offer new hope in the treatment of refractory multiple myeloma (MM). Thalidomide, an immunomodulatory drug, has activity in about one third of patients with relapsed or refractory MM, an effect that is…

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 21, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving

Clinical Correlations will be closed for the holiday and will resume posting on Monday 11/26/07.  Have a very happy Thanksgiving and remember, be careful with that turkey…

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Clinical Pathology Conference 11/9/07- The Answer

November 21, 2007

Case Presentation by Shrujal Baxi MD, Chief Resident

Please review the posting of last week’s CPC here.

When you’re ready you can download the CPC Answer.

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Grand Rounds: Breast Cancer Genomics

November 20, 2007
Grand Rounds: Breast Cancer Genomics

Commentary by Jonathan Willner MD, PGY-2

This week’s Medicine Grand Rounds speaker was Lisa Carey, MD, Associate Professor in Hematology/Oncology at the University of North Carolina and Medical Director of the UNC Breast Center.  Much of Dr. Carey’s research focuses on how an understanding of breast cancer genomics may tailor clinical therapy.

While the incidence of breast cancer has plateaued over the past few years, there has been a decline in the number of breast cancer deaths. The reason is thought to…

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ShortCuts-This Week in the Journals

November 19, 2007
ShortCuts-This Week in the Journals

Commentary by Cara Litvin MD, Executive Editor, Clinical Correlations

As winter quickly approaches and we plunge into flu season, it’s fitting that news of a “killer” cold virus broke last week. According to a CDC report, adenovirus serotype 14 (Ad14) is an emerging strain of adenovirus that may cause severe respiratory illness and even death in people of all ages, including healthy young adults. The virus has been linked to 140 cases in 4 states (including NY) between 2006 and 2007. Over a…

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Treatment of obesity with bariatric surgery: evidence and implications

November 15, 2007
Treatment of obesity with bariatric surgery: evidence and implications

Commentary by Jatin Roper MD PGY-3 and Christine Ren MD Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

Bariatric procedures to treat obesity involve the restriction of the gastric reservoir, bypass of part of the gastrointestinal tract, or both. Worldwide, an estimated 300 million people are obese, and in the United States, the percentage of adults who are obese increased from 15% in 1995 to 24% in 2005. (Obesity is defined as a Body Mass Index or BMI of 30 or more, measured as kg /…

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