Hospitalists treat acutely ill hospitalized patients

submitted by: mdanderson

Hospitalists at MD Anderson Cancer Center are internal medicine physicians who care for very ill hospitalized patients. Working closely with oncologists, they help patients manage other existing diseases and side effects of cancer treatment. Josiah Halm, M.D., and Maria-Claudia Campagna, M.D., both assistant professors in the Department of General Internal Medicine, discuss their roles as hospitalists at a major cancer center.

Beneficial effects of a higher-protein breakfast on the appetitive, hormonal, and neural signals controlling energy intake regulation in overweight/obese, “breakfast-skipping,” late-adolescent girls

submitted by: hurstn
Background: Breakfast skipping is a common dietary habit practiced among adolescents and is strongly associated with obesity. Objective: The objective was to examine whether a high-protein (HP) compared with a normal-protein (NP) breakfast leads to daily improvements in appetite, satiety, food motivation and reward, and evening snacking in overweight or obese breakfast-skipping girls. Design: A randomized crossover design was incorporated in which 20 girls [mean 6 SEM age: 19 6 1 y;...
Authors: Steve Douglas, Heather Hoertel, Heather Leidy, Laura Ortinau

A comparison of teeth and implants during maintenance therapy in terms of the number of disease-free years and costs - An in vivo internal control study

submitted by: fardal
Background: Little is known about the cost minimization and cost effectiveness involved in maintaining teeth and implants for patients treated for periodontal disease. Materials and methods: A retrospective study was carried out encompassing all patients who had initial periodontal treatment followed by implant placement and maintenance therapy in a specialist practice in Norway. The neighbouring tooth and the contralateral tooth were used as controls. The number of disease-free years...
Authors: Øystein Fardal, Jostein Grytten

JAMIA Webinar - 2013

submitted by: Jamia

March 2013, JAMIA Webinar. Presenter: Griffin Weber,MD. CIO of Harvard Medical School

The Stanford Healthy Neighborhood Discovery Tool: A Computerized Tool to Assess Active Living Environments

submitted by: mbuman
Background: The built environment can influence physical activity, particularly among older populations with impaired mobility. Existing tools to assess environmental features associated with walkability are often cumbersome, require extensive training, and are not readily available for use by community residents. Purpose: This project aimed to develop and evaluate the utility of a computerized, tablet-based participatory tool designed to engage older residents in identifying neighborhood...
Authors: Matthew Buman, Sandra Winter, Jylana Sheats, Eric Hekler, Jennifer Otten, Lauren Grieco, Abby King

New solution for therapeutic cancer vaccine failure

submitted by: mdanderson
http://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/news-releases/2013/cancer-vaccines-ch... Vaccines designed to turn the immune system against cancer have been logically constructed and tested against many cancers. Almost all have failed or shown minimal effect. They spark creation of killer T cells against the cancer, but generally have little effect on tumors, both in patients and mouse models. Willem Overwijk, Ph.D., and colleagues at MD Anderson discovered that a common vaccine component is...