Clinical Correlations

The NYU Langone Online Journal of Medicine


Outbreak: Toxic Tacos

Update 12/12/06  Download new NY DOH Alert

Several Taco Bell restaurants in our area have been shut down recently due to an outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7.  At least 22 people are infected, and most are under age 18.  Interestingly, at least 2 Taco Bell employees have been found to carry the bacteria but are asymptomatic.…

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As Power Shifts in Washington…

In the summer of 2002, I worked in DC for the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PHRMA), which is an umbrella organization that represents the largest pharmaceutical companies.  It was the height of Republican power and PHRMA lobbyists were at the forefront of influencing the policy debate.   One of the crowning achievements of the Bush’s domestic policy was the Medicare prescription drug benefit.…

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Pfizer Shutting Lights on ILLUMINATE Study

Low HDL is a well known independent risk factor for atherosclerotic disease.  As a result, there have been several attempts to develop medications to raise HDL.  Specific targets include the inhibition of cholesteryl ester transfer protein, which plays an essential role in HDL metabolism by facilitating the transfer of cholesterol esters from HDL cholesterol to apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins.…

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Call For Content

Send us your clinical questions…Please include a brief case presentation with any focused clinical questions about management or next steps in diagnosis.  These questions will then be sent to one of our esteemed faculty for a response to be posted on Clinical Correlations…it's your chance to be famous and make your name in cyberspace.  If you prefer anonymous posting we can also do it that way.…

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Links: An Example of a Prolific Medical Blogger

If you want to get a look at what else is going on in the medical blogosphere you should spend some time at this site.  This blog Kevin M.D. is created by a practicing internal medicine physician.  It's updated several times a day mostly with stories from the media regarding malpractice, politics and the pharamceutical industry.  It's a bit less clinically oriented than other medical blogs, but always makes for an interesting read. …

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Fast Facts-Rheumatology

Bellevue Morning Report Teaching Points 11/27

CC: Left knee swelling and pain x 1 week

54 yo male without past medical history in his usual state of health until 5 weeks prior when he had painful ejaculation and intermittent dysuria, denies penile discharge.…

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Should You Recommend Surgery or Conservative Care for Disc Herniation?

In the November 22nd issue of JAMA, the results of two studies from the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) on lumbar disk surgery for persistent radicular pain are reported.  Both these studies sought to assess the efficacy of surgery for lumbar disk herniation as compared to nonoperative treatment, including counseling, anti-inflammatory medications, injections, and physical therapy.…

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