Derivation and Validation of Automated Electronic Search Strategies to Extract Charlson

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Dr Balwinder Singh, a research fellow in the department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the September 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings where he compares estimated 1-year survival rates using a manual and electronic search strategy, where the electronic strategy enhances speed and accuracy.
Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00679-9/fulltext

Gastric Acid Suppression and Outcomes in Clostridium difficile Infection: A Population-Based Study.

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Dr. Sahil Khanna, Gastroenterology Fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the July 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effects of medications, including proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and histamine type 2 (H2) blockers, on outcomes in patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in a population-based cohort. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00483-1/fulltext

Use of Nonclonal Serum Immunoglobulin Free Light Chains to Predict Overall Survival in the General Population.

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Dr. S. Vincent Rajkumar, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, illuminates the results an article appearing in the June 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings of an Olmsted County population- based study where detection of high polyclonal free light chain levels can predict mortality outcomes across multiple conditions. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00388-6 /fulltext