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Clinical Correlations


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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ShortCuts-This Week in The Journals

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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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ShortCuts-This Week in The Journals

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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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ShortCuts- This Week in the Journals

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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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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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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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