Leipzig Loop Mitral Valve Repair

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This surgical video illustrates a minimally invasive approach to mitral valve repair--the Leipzig Loop technique. For more information, see http://www.muschealth.com/pn/yir/clinical-innovation/hvc/cords/ Voiceover narration is provided by Mario Castillo-Sang, M.D., a cardiothoracice surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina who specializes in minimally invasive mitral valve repair.

Repair of Degenerative Mitral Valve Regurgitation

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Video showing cases of mitral valve degeneration, before (via imaging used in diagnosis) and after repair using the minimally invasive Leipzig Loop technique. For more information, see the sister article "Restringing the Heart's Cords" at http://www.muschealth.com/pn/yir/clinical-innovation/hvc/cords/ Voiceover narration is provided by Mario Castillo-Sang, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina who specializes in minimally invasive valve repair.

Smokers with HIV/AIDS find quitting easier with cell phone counseling

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/smokers-hiv-aids-find-quitting/id43... A smoking-cessation intervention delivered through mobile phones to smokers who are HIV/AIDS positive has a better success rate compared to standard treatment. Listen to Ellen Gritz, Ph.D., professor and chair, and Damon Vidrine, Dr.P.H., assistant professor, both in Behavioral Science at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss their research findings.

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

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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

Non-surgical periodontal therapy reduces coronary heart disease risk markers: a randomized controlled trial

submitted by: drbokhari
Aim: Periodontal disease elevates systemic inflammatory markers strongly associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to investigate the effect of non-surgical periodontal therapy on systemic C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen and white blood cells in CHD patients. Materials and Methods: Angiographically proven CHD patients with periodontitis (n = 317) were randomized to intervention (n = 212) or control group (n = 105)....
Authors: Mohammad Azhar, Syed A. H. Bokhari, Arshad K. Butt, Mohammad Hanif, Mateen Izhar, Ayyaz A. Khan, Dimitris N. Tatakis

1st Study of Trans Fats Ban in Annals of Internal Medicine

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In 2006 New York City issued its unprecedented restrictions on the use of trans fats in fast food restaurants. Now the first study reporting the results of this restriction is being published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Greater whole-grain intake is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and weight gain

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Whole-grain and high fiber intakes are routinely recommended for prevention of vascular diseases; however, there are no comprehensive and quantitative assessments of available data in humans. The aim of this study was to systematically examine longitudinal studies investigating whole-grain and fiber intake in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), cardiovascular disease (CVD), weight gain, and metabolic risk factors. We identified 45 prospective cohort studies and 21...
Authors: Sara A. Chacko, Eva Qing Ye, Elizabeth L. Chou, Matthew Kugizaki, Simin Liu

The Toxic Effects of Cigarette Additives. Philip Morris' Project Mix Reconsidered: An Analysis of Documents Released through Lit

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This video describes the peer reviewed paper, Wertz MS, Kyriss T, Paranjape S, Glantz SA (2011) The Toxic Effects of Cigarette Additives. Philip Morris' Project Mix Reconsidered: An Analysis of Documents Released through Litigation. PLoS Med 8(12): e1001145. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001145 Background In 2009, the promulgation of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tobacco regulation focused attention on cigarette flavor additives. The tobacco industry had prepared for this...

Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet study: effects on lipids, lipoproteins, and apolipoproteins

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Background: A Step I diet with lean beef compared with lean white meat both decrease LDL cholesterol. To our knowledge, no studies have evaluated a low–saturated fatty acid (SFA) (<7% calories) diet that contains lean beef. Objective: We studied the effect on LDL cholesterol of cholesterol-lowering diets with varying amounts of lean beef [ie, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH): 28 g beef/d; Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD): 113 g beef/d; and Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet...
Authors: Michael Roussell, Alison Hill, Trent Gaugler, Sheila West, John Vanden Heuvel, Peter Gillies, Penny Kris-Etherton

The Commonwealth Shines A Light On The World’s Biggest Killer

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Learn more on: http://www.thecommonwealth.org Did you know that Non communicable diseases, or NCDs, are the world’s biggest killer? NCDs are diseases like heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and diabetes. These diseases are consequences of your lifestyle and the environment you live in. Young people are hit hard by NCDs because lifestyle habits are often adopted at this stage of life and frequently remain well into adulthood. If we act now we can change lives forever. Join the...