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

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

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...

Gastric Acid Suppression and Outcomes in Clostridium difficile Infection: A Population-Based Study.

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Dr. Sahil Khanna, Gastroenterology Fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the July 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effects of medications, including proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and histamine type 2 (H2) blockers, on outcomes in patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in a population-based cohort. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00483-1/fulltext

: Increasing Incidence of Melanoma Among Young Adults: An Epidemiologic Study in Olmsted County, Minnesota.

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: Dr. Kurtis Reed, a Resident Physician in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on a retrospective chart study using data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project that reveals a significant increase in the incidence of melanoma in young adults. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00209-1/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...