Newly Diagnosed Symptomatic Multiple Myeloma: (mSMART) Consensus Guidelines 2013

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Dr. Joseph Mikhael, a Hematologist from Mayo Clinic in Arizona shares results of a consensus guideline appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which provides a rational, safe, and effective update to the changing field of multiple myeloma treatment. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/c7s3jbv

Computerized Bar Code–Based Blood Identification System and Near-Miss Transfusion Episodes

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Dr. Gregory Nuttall, a Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which describes a computerized system for the matching and verification of blood transfusions to enhance patient safety. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/al7gw32

Diagnostic Yield of Electroencephalography in a General Inpatient Population

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Dr. John Betjemann, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of California in San Francisco, discusses his article appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which exposes surprising results of seizure activity in 7% of non-critically ill patients with spells or altered mental status. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/ak9p9d5

Institution Wide QT Alert System Identifies Patients with High Risk of Mortality

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Available at: http://tinyurl.com/a8c9wum Dr. Michael Ackerman, the Windland Smith Rice Cardiovascular Genomics Research Professor and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Pharmacology, and Dr. Pedro Caraballo, Assistant Professor of Medicine from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, assess the outcome of a study appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings regarding the development of an institution wide QT alert system and the mortality rates across diverse patient populations...

Impact of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Obesity Paradox in Patients With Heart Failure

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Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and the University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses his article appearing in the March 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which shows a comparable outcome between patients with Heart Failure as was seen in previous studies of patients with coronary heart disease in regard to the Obesity...

Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis

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Dr. Patrick Kamath, a Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the March 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings alerting clinicians to suspect mesenteric venous thrombosis when patients present with severe abdominal pain, but findings on physical examination are minimal. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/a3fm63g

March 2013 Mayo Clinic Proceedings Issue Summary

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Dr Thomas Gerber, Associate Editor for Mayo Clinic Proceedings, discusses the articles featured on the cover page of the March 2013 issue.

Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Cardiometabolic Risk Factors, and Metabolic Syndrome

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Dr. Conrad Earnest, a Professor in the Department of Health at the University of Bath, in Bath, England, shares results of a study appearing in the March 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which explains the effects that behavioral changes involving exercise have on cardiometabolic risk factors and metabolic syndrome. Available at:
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Losartan Added on Beta-blockade Therapy for Aortic Root Dilation in Marfan Syndrome

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Drs. Mei-Hwan Wu and Hsin-Hui Chiu professors of medicine in pediatrics from the National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, discuss their prospective study appearing in the March 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings which shows a more effective treatment for Marfan’s syndrome when combining Losartan with beta blocker therapy. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/au9odun

Novel Biomarkers Combo for Heart Failure Risk Stratification vs Conventional Assessment

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Dr. Antoni Bayes-Genis, a cardiologist from Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, in Barcelona, Spain, discusses his article appearing in the March 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he reports of a more accurate biomarker combination for predicting heart failure. Available at: http://tiny.cc/p4pcqw