Healthy aging for the cancer patient

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“Being a senior does not necessarily mean that you’re old,” says Beatrice Edwards, M.D., associate professor in geriatric medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center. “Yet, it’s important for elderly cancer patients to have their functional status evaluated in order to achieve successful cancer treatment outcomes.” In this podcast, Edwards shares tips on healthy aging for older adults and explains the role that a geriatrician can play in cancer treatment and survivorship.

Grape Powder Supplementation Prevents Oxidative Stress–Induced Anxiety-Like Behavior, Memory Impairment, and High Blood Pressure in Rats

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We examined whether or not grape powder treatment ameliorates oxidative stress–induced anxiety-like behavior, memory impairment, and hypertension in rats. Oxidative stress in Sprague-Dawley rats was produced by using L-buthionine- (S,R)-sulfoximine (BSO). Four groups of rats were used: 1) control (C; injected with vehicle and provided with tap water), 2) grape powder–treated (GP; injected with vehicle and provided for 3 wk with 15 g/L grape powder dissolved in tap water), 3)...
Authors: Farida Allam, An Dao, Gaurav Chugh, Ritu Bohat, Faizan Jafri, Gaurav Patki, Christopher Mowrey, Mohammad Asghar, Karim Alkadhi, Samina Salim

Need for Greater Transparency in Enrollment in Drug Trials

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In an article appearing in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Dr. Mark A. Yarborough from the University of California, Davis, proposes the need to develop better disclosure, transparency, and measures of social value for persons recruited to participate in clinical research. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/d8appv7

Cardiovascular Fitness and Mortality After Contemporary Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Dr. James Stone, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada, promotes the necessity, positive benefits, and overall mortality reduction with cardiac rehabilitation in patient with coronary artery disease as noted in their article appearing in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/boopj26

Trust in Residents and Board Examinations: When Sharing Crosses the Boundary

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Dr. Gregory Ruhnke, an Assistant Professor in the Section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago, in an article coauthored with Dr. David Doukas appearing in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, examines the context and professional implications of residents preparing for board examinations using questions reproduced by previous residents. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/c5dhms6

Mortality Predicted on Body Size and Muscle Mass in Multi-Ethnic Hemodialysis Patients

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Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology from the Harold Simmons Center for Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine, in Orange, CA, reveals results of a study reported in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings that expands the understanding of the obesity paradox across multiple ethnicities. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/cotwsdd