Herpes Zoster - Eye Complications: Rates and Trends

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Dr. Barbara Yawn, Director of Research at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, MN, and one of the Study Coordinator for the Rochester Epidemiology Project, reviews her article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, covering an overall 9% Herpes Zoster eye complication rate in that population between 1980 and 2011 of which about 6% resulted in permanent vision loss. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/cbkjj4a

Anesthesia and Incident Dementia

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Dr. Christopher Jankowski, an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, shares study results appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Utilizing data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, the investigators found no correlation between dementia and exposure to anesthetic agents in older persons undergoing surgical procedures. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/btutmwe

L-carnitine in the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr. James DiNicolantonio, a pharmacist from Wegmans Pharmacy in Ithaca, NY, discusses his article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings illustrating a reduction in all-cause mortality and other benefits when using the amino acid, L-carnitine in patients experiencing myocardial infarction. http://tinyurl.com/czte8vn

Need for Greater Transparency in Enrollment in Drug Trials

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In an article appearing in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Dr. Mark A. Yarborough from the University of California, Davis, proposes the need to develop better disclosure, transparency, and measures of social value for persons recruited to participate in clinical research. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/d8appv7

Cardiovascular Fitness and Mortality After Contemporary Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Dr. James Stone, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada, promotes the necessity, positive benefits, and overall mortality reduction with cardiac rehabilitation in patient with coronary artery disease as noted in their article appearing in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/boopj26

Trust in Residents and Board Examinations: When Sharing Crosses the Boundary

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Dr. Gregory Ruhnke, an Assistant Professor in the Section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago, in an article coauthored with Dr. David Doukas appearing in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, examines the context and professional implications of residents preparing for board examinations using questions reproduced by previous residents. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/c5dhms6

Mortality Predicted on Body Size and Muscle Mass in Multi-Ethnic Hemodialysis Patients

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Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology from the Harold Simmons Center for Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine, in Orange, CA, reveals results of a study reported in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings that expands the understanding of the obesity paradox across multiple ethnicities. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/cotwsdd

Childhood Food Allergies: Current Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management Strategies

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In the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, available at: http://tinyurl.com/c7tp8jb
Dr. Ruchi Gupta, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in IL, interprets recently published guidelines on childhood food allergies to aid clinicians in their practice.

The New Oral Anticoagulants in Clinical Practice

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Dr. Wilson Gonsalves, a Hematology Fellow, and Dr. Mrinal Patnaik, an Assistant Professor of Hematology and Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, share data from their manuscript appearing in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the development of 3 new alternatives to the anticoagulant, Warfarin, that promise fewer food/drug interactions and do not require therapeutic monitoring. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/bnrxc2c

Atrial Fibrillation in the 21st Century

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Dr. Arthur Menezes from the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Center in New Orleans, LA, examines the risk factors of atrial fibrillation in an article appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, most notably involving metabolic syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, alcohol consumption, extreme exercise, increased vitamin D, and possibly Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/d8qsnfm