Perioperative Management of Patients With LVAD and Noncardiac Surgery

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Is surgery safe in LVAD patients? “Yes,” says Dr. William Mauermann, in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This Anesthesiologist from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, notes great results for safety and recovery from the largest series to date of noncardiac surgical procedures. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/p4rlvwk

Introduction to the Symposium on Regenerative Medicine

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Dr. Eric Matteson, Chair of the Division of Rheumatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses the Symposium on Regenerative Medicine launched with the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This first-of-its-kind compendium on the developing field of regenerative medicine and surgery, presented by leading experts, highlights new vistas in treatment options for patients. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/ka9jjzy

Vitamin D for Health: A Global Perspective

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Dr. Michael Holick, a Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics from the Section of Endocrinology, Nutrition, and Diabetes, Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory at Boston University Medical Center, in Boston, MA, in an article appearing in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, shares the value and role vitamin D plays throughout a person’s entire life in regard to bone health and non-skeletal health benefits that have been associated with reduced risk of many...

Marijuana and Chronic Nonmalignant Pain in Adolescents.

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In a July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Dr. Tracy Harrison, an Anesthesiologist, and Director of the Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program, and the Acute and Chronic Pain Service at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, explains the concerns of analgesic marijuana use in adolescents suffering from chronic pain and advocates for the benefit of return to normal routines to enhance improvement in pain management. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/kp35w38

Substituted Judgment in Principle and Practice: A National Physician Survey

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Dr. Michael Combs, a Resident Physician at the University of California in Los Angeles, shares survey results in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which indicates a large proportion of U.S. physicians desire to honor surrogate decisions based on the patient's wishes, even in cases when such decisions are not in the patient's best interest. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/mcbqkbq

Enhancing on the Usefulness and Maximizing the Utilization of Biological Collections in the University of the Philippines

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Documentation of the lecture on "Enhancing on the Usefulness and Maximizing the Utilization of Biological Collections in the University of the Philippines" by Dr. Salcedo Eduardo, Professor Emeritus, during the "Celebrating UPLB's Great Minds Lecture Series" on July 26, 2013 at the UPLB Operations Room, UPLB, College, Laguna