Melanoma Brain Metastases and Vemurafenib: Need for Further Investigation

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Dr. Roxana Dronca, a Medical Oncologist, Senior Associate Consultant, and Assistant Professor of Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings where she confirms the need for continued vigilance for brain metastases in patients with BRAF mutated metastatic melanoma, despite simultaneous successful response of extracranial metastases to BRAF-targeted therapy with vemurafenib. Available at:...

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...

Human Herpesviruses 6, 7, and 8 From a Dermatologic Perspective

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Dr. Michael Wolz, Resident Physician in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he provides a practical summary of skin diseases related to human herpes viruses 6, 7 and 8. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00559-9/fulltext Visit the Mayo Clinic Proceedings website: www.MayoClinicProceedings.org Find more videos:...

Melanoma in Immunosuppressed Patients

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Dr. Jerry Brewer, a Dermatologic Surgeon from the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he unmasks a previously unknown higher risk for melanoma in immunosuppressed and transplant patients. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00730-6/fulltext Visit the Mayo Clinic Proceedings website: www.MayoClinicProceedings.org Find more videos:...

Asthma and Proinflammatory Conditions: A Population-Based Retrospective Matched Cohort Study.

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Dr. Young Juhn, Faculty Member in Pediatrics and director of Pediatric Asthma Epidemiology Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article intended for inclusion in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where contrary to their hypothesis, he notes an increased risk of coronary artery disease and diabetes in association with a diagnosis of asthma. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00733-1/fulltext Visit the Mayo Clinic...

Ten Common Questions (and Their Answers) About Off-Label Drug Use.

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Dr. Christopher Wittich, a General Internist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing as an Online First publication and in the October 2012 print issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he describes 10 common questions regarding off-label drug use and gives practical guidelines and clinical scenarios for where and when this routine practice is acceptable. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00683-0/fulltext Visit the Mayo Clinic...

The High Cost of Cancer Drugs and What We Can do About it.

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Dr. S. Vincent Rajkumar, a Hematologist from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he explains the reasons behind the high cost of cancer treatments in the US and provides several considerations for reducing these expenses. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00738-0/fulltext Visit the Mayo Clinic Proceedings website: www.MayoClinicProceedings.org Find more videos:...

The High Cost of Cancer Drugs and What We Can do About it.

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Dr. Mustaqeem Siddiqui, a Hospitalist in Hematology and Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, introduces his article appearing in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the high cost of cancer treatments. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/ S0025-6196(12)00738-0/fulltext Visit the Mayo Clinic Proceedings website: www.MayoClinicProceedings.org Find more videos: www.YouTube.com/MayoProceedings Follow us on Twitter:...

Ideal cardiovascular Health and Mortality: The Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study

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Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, discusses his article coauthored with Dr. Enrique G. Artero and others, appearing in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he reviews the 7 American Heart Association’s 2020 goals for ideal cardiovascular health as seen in a middle-aged,...

HIV Screening in the Health Care Setting: Status, Barriers, and Potential Solutions

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Dr. Stacey Rizza, an Infectious Diseases physician and Chair of the HIV Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the September 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings where she illuminates the details, benefits and barriers to the CDC’s HIV testing recommendations.
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