Chronic Medical Conditions as Risk Factors for Herpes Zoster

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Jessica Leung, an Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, discusses an article appearing in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings and describes chronic conditions as risk factors for herpes zoster, noting that new hypotheses and studies are needed to understand causes of herpes zoster and increasing incidence. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00739-2/fulltext Visit the Mayo Clinic Proceedings...

The Obesity Paradox, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Coronary Heart Disease

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Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, a cardiologist from Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA, discusses an article appearing in the May 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which provides further evidence for the validation of the obesity paradox. Previous study results may be misleading if fitnessof the patient is not also considered.
Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00266-2/fulltext

Derivation and Validation of Electronic Strategies to Identify Risk Factors for Postop Acute Lung Injury

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Dr. Daryl Kor, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the May 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on electronic search strategies to identify pertinent risk factors for postoperative acute lung injury. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3gcpzgx