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Clinical Correlations


ShortCuts-This Week in the Journals

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Commentary by Michael Poles MD, Associate Editor Clinical Correlations

Let’s start with a plea to counsel our patients, family members and friends to undergo colorectal cancer screening as it was reported yesterday that President Bush had 5 polyps removed …

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BridgeCommentary by Judith Brenner MD, Associate Program Director, NYU Internal Medicine Residency Program

This week we focus on breast cancer and the outcome associated with hereditary factors and controversies surrounding the seemingly uncontroversial annual physical exam

This week’s New England Journal of Medicine reports …

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FootbridgeThis week finds us talking about markers for chronic kidney disease (remember we’re no longer allowed to use terms such as renal insufficiency),  a bit of positive news about a popular alternative medicine, a new inflammatory marker for coronary artery disease, a genetic …

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Shortcuts-This Week in the Journals

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ShortcutCommentary By: Josh Olstein, M.D. Chief Resident Internal Medicine

This week, the NEJM released the results of a survey about needlestick injuries among surgical residents. The frequency of needlestick injuries were quite high, residents averaged 3.8 injuries across all years of training. By …

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PathCommentary By: Sean Cavanaugh MD, Associate Editor Clinical Correlations

Not much in the way of surprise, a lot of the articles in the press this past week focused on cardiovascular health.

In the Lancet, the results of the VALIDD trial (the acronyms are …

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A study reported in this week’s issue of JAMA attempts to correlate preoperative hematocrit levels with postoperative outcomes in elderly veterans undergoing noncardiac surgery. Both 30-day postoperative mortality and cardiac event rates increased in patients with hematocrits either …

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It has been a little while, but stem cells are back in the news. Congress has passed legislation to provide more money for stem cell research, but did not reach a veto-proof majority. Meanwhile, scientists at MIT have successfully transformed …

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Shortcut 6Much of the week in the media was spent discussing XDR TB. Andrew Speaker, a man on his way to his wedding in Santorini Greece (the picture of his wedding is to the right) managed to evade US security multiple times. The …

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