Clinical Correlations

The NYU Langone Online Journal of Medicine


Statins and CHF

This week’s JAMA has an enormous study that looks at chf patients and the use of statins. Data from ~25,000 patients with chf were analyzed for use of statin in the 120 days prior to the initial chf diagnosis. Mortality risk was significantly lower for statin users than nonusers (hazard ratio 0.79), as was hospitalization (hr 0.80).…

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Headlines: Salmonella Outbreak

The CDC and the FDA announced yesterday that they are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium illness that has affected at least 171 people in 19 states. Symptoms include fever and nonbloody diarrhea. The outbreak seems to be subsiding and they are still unclear as to the source suspecting tomatoes or letuce.…

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Podcasts

Great board review possibilities…exercise your mind while you work out with the Cleveland Clinic Board Review podcasts

Podcasts are downloadable mp3 files that you can subscribe to on itunes. Everytime a new podcast is available, it will automatically download into itunes and then sync with your ipod.…

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Hello world!

Welcome to day 1 of the NYU Internal Medicine Residency Program Blog. Our vision is that this site will become your primary source for education and news of the world of internal medicine. We will be blogging several times a week posting interesting cases, clinical questions (with answers), links to outstanding web sites, journal club discussions, important noteworthy news items and more.…

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