Dr. Gerber’s February 2013 Multimedia Issue Summary

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

Safety of Clopidogrel in Hip Fracture Surgery

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Dr. Molly Feely, a consultant in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the February 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where no Perioperative complications were found when comparing outcomes between patients with hip fractures using and not using Clopidogrel. The Rochester Epidemiology Project provided the patient data. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/b45osdu

Increasing Incidence of Nutritional Rickets

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Dr. Thomas Thacher, a professor of family medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, shares results of a study appearing in the February 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he reports a 10-fold increase in the incidence of nutritional rickets, and provides advice for parents and diagnostic guidance for physicians. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/bby73wz

Stratifying Risk of Urinary Tract Malignant Tumors in Patients With Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria

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Dr. Ronald Loo, Regional Chief of Urology at Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Pasadena, CA, shares results of a prospective study appearing in the February 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the detection of the risk for bladder cancer based on levels of blood found in the urine. Available at: http://tiny.cc/fplcqw

Metabolic Syndrome as a Risk Factor for Barrett’s Esophagus

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Noting a 2-fold increase in risk of Barrett’s Esophagus, Dr. Cadman Leggett, a fellow in gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the February 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings which establishes an association between metabolic syndrome and esophageal cancer. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/arjjan7

Care Coordination for Patients With Complex Health Profiles in Inpatient and Outpatient Settings

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Drs. Ronald Chaney and Kerry Jedele along with two other colleagues Becky and Deb, from Gunderson Lutheran Hospital located in Lacrosse, WI, review their article appearing in the February 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where they describe the benefits and outcomes for patients taking advantage of care coordination.
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Dr. Gerber’s January 2013 Multimedia Issue Summary

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

Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2013: Report From A New Vista

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Dr. William Lanier, Editor-in-Chief of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Neuroanesthesiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, shares key points from his annual editorial appearing in the January 2013 issue of the journal covering past successes and new initiatives. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/bycxruc

Incidence of Cutaneous Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections, 1980-2009

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Dr. Lisa Drage, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the January 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which reveals a 3-fold increase in nontuberculous mycobacteria infections, verified by data collected from the Rochester Epidemiology Project. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/aaykljc

The Promise of Lean in Healthcare

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Dr. John Toussaint, Internist and CEO emeritus of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value in Appleton, WI, discusses his article co-authored with Leonard Berry and appearing in the January 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he introduces the “lean” methodology in healthcare and explains how to implement it.
Available at: http://tinyurl.com/ag2zoh6