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ShortCuts-This Week in the Journals

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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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ShortCuts-This week in the Journals

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The big bomb this past week was the Rosiglitazone Effect. Resulting in front page news in various newspapers (on multiple days), the meta-analysis in last week’s NEJM is causing quite the stir. For more information, see the …

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ShortCuts-This Week in the Journals

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FootbridgeThis week’s review is a potpourri of interesting if not groundbreaking articles.

The pharmaceutical industry certainly got off easier this week (see last week’s shortcuts) and the New York Times focused instead on the “industrialization” of the art of medicine. A hospital group …

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ShortCuts-This Week in the Journals

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Street9p21. More than just three numbers and one letter, this stretch of DNA, which is present in 1 out of five Caucasians, results in a 64% increase in the risk of myocardial infarction. Two groups, performing genome-wide association studies, made this discovery, which …

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ShortCuts-This Week in the Journals

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PathIn the present era of almost daily “landmark trial” publications, the literature this past week took a slightly more introspective turn. Two separate journals turned the spotlight back on the uneasy relationship between commerce and science – and well written and thoughtful editorials …

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ShortCuts-This Week in the Journals

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PathI think an unfortunate result of the ACC meetings is the feeling that if a study is not released early and does not make the front page of the New York Times then it is not relevant or worth talking about. We’ll save …

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ShortCuts: This Week in the Journals

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Shortcut 4Overall, it seemed like a relatively quiet week in the news world. Winter weather perseveres, Larry Birkhead is the father, and Sanjaya is still singing (or trying to). A perusal of the week’s medicine journals, however, is somewhat uplifting as it …

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