A Comparison of General Medical Consults and Clinical Ethics Consults: What Can We Learn from Each Other

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Dr. Wayne Shelton, Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Alden March Bioethical Institute in Albany, NY, discusses his article coauthored with Dr. Cynthia Geppert, appearing in the April 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which describes the differences between, and the complementary perspectives of, medical and ethical consultations.
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http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00206-6/fulltext

Iodinated Contrast Agents: Clinical Pharmacology, Uses, and Adverse Reactions: A Primer for the Non-radiologist

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Dr. Jeffrey Pasternak, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he describes the science and techniques behind contrast imaging medications emphasizing risks, side effects, and best practice options. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00253-4/fulltext

High School Football and Risk of Neurodegeneration: A Community-Based Study

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Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings which finds no increased incidences of Dementia, ALS, or Parkinson's disease in persons who played high school football from the mid-1940's to the mid-1950's. Although this is excellent news for that population, further studies are needed to corroborate results in more recent high school sports participants, given the...

Service Census Caps and Unit-Based Admissions: Resident Workload, Conference Attendance, Duty Hour Compliance, and Patient Safet

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Dr. Uma Thanarajasingam, Chief Internal Medicine Resident at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the April 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings which proposes using unit-based admissions and service census caps to decrease workload and enhance education for residents while maintaining high patient care standards and complying with duty hour regulations. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00210-8/fulltext

: Buprenorphine Maintainance Therapy in the Opioid Addicted Healthcare Professional Returning to Clinical Practice: A Hidden Con

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: Dr. Ethan Bryson, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, discusses his article appearing in the March 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which examines the current use of opioid substitution therapy with bupenorphine by state nursing and medical boards in healthcare professionals who wish to return to clinical practice after treatment for substance abuse. Available at:...

: Germline Predictors Of Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) Response In Advanced Prostate Cancer

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Dr. Manish Kohli, Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the March 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, on the association of the TRMT11 gene and prostate cancer and identifying predictive biomarkers. This research may improve prediction of response to hormonal treatments in advanced prostate cancer patients and potentially enhance delivery of individualized medicine in future patients if the findings are validated....

Transcriptional Profiling by Sequencing of Oropharyngeal Cancer

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Dr. Rebecca Laborde, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, shares the results of a study appearing in the March 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, that supports the application of mRNA-seq technology as a way to more accurately stratify patients based on individual tumor biology to improve the understanding of tumor prognosis and treatment responses which would improve individualized patient care strategies. Available at:...

: Long-term Results of Transoral Robotic Surgery for Oropharyngeal Carcinoma

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Dr. Eric Moore, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the March 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he notes a high cure rate and increased quality of life for patients receiving robotic surgery for tonsil and tongue-based cancer.
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: A Critical Analysis of the Constitutionality of Government-Mandated Health Insurance: An Apple a Day Keeps the Commerce Clause

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Dr. Michael Keane, Psychopharmacologist from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, discusses his article appearing in the March 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the affects the Interstate Commerce Clause and the United States legal system has on healthcare insurance and its mandate to cover any and all potential diseases. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00198-X/fulltext

ADHD After Early Exposure to General Anesthesia and Surgery

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Dr. David Warner, Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the February 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings revealing an association between ADHD ) and exposure to multiple procedures and surgery requiring general anesthesia in young children. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)00072-3/fulltext