Institution Wide QT Alert System Identifies Patients with High Risk of Mortality

submitted by: WentzMR
Available at: http://tinyurl.com/a8c9wum Dr. Michael Ackerman, the Windland Smith Rice Cardiovascular Genomics Research Professor and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Pharmacology, and Dr. Pedro Caraballo, Assistant Professor of Medicine from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, assess the outcome of a study appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings regarding the development of an institution wide QT alert system and the mortality rates across diverse patient populations...

Gene Annotator Tutorial

submitted by: RGD.Videos

The Gene Annotator takes a list of gene symbols, RGD IDs, GenBank accession numbers, Ensembl identifiers, and/or a chromosomal region, and retrieves annotation data from RGD. This tool will retrieve annotations from any or all ontologies used at RGD for genes and their orthologs, as well as links to additional information at other databases.

Effect of periodontal disease on diabetes: systematic review of epidemiologic observational evidence

submitted by: WSB
Background: Periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus are common, chronic diseases worldwide. Epidemiologic and biologic evidence suggests periodontal disease may affect diabetes. Objective: To systematically review non-experimental, epidemiologic evidence for effects of periodontal disease on diabetes control, complications, and incidence. Data sources: Electronic bibliographic databases, supplemented by hand searches of recent and future issues of relevant journals. Study eligibility...
Authors: Wenche S. Borgnakke, Pekka V. Ylostalo, George W. Taylor, Robert R. Genco

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