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VIDEO: New cholesterol guidelines, risk calculator key to improving patient care

VIDEO: New cholesterol guidelines, risk calculator key to improving patient care
May 29, 2015

SAN DIEGO — C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, reviews the new cholesterol guidelines discussed in several sessions at ACC 2015.

Bairey Merz outlines the statin dose recommendations for patients at various CV risk levels and underscores the need for LDL checks both initially and biannually. The recommendations are based on results of randomized controlled trials and align with Institute of Medicine guidelines.

Online tool predicts antibiotic resistance in TB

May 29, 2015
A novel tool could provide rapid genome analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and predict potential resistance to common tuberculosis treatments, according to recently…
In the Journals

Matched tumor analyses leads to more accurate diagnoses

May 29, 2015
Sequencing normal tissue besides tumor tissue resulted in more accurate identification and interpretation of somatic and germline alterations that could inform treatment…
VIDEO: New detection technology 'changes landscape' for radiation safety Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: New detection technology 'changes landscape' for radiation safety

May 28, 2015
BOSTON — In this video, Scott J. Pollak, MD, FACC, of Central Florida Cardiology Group, Orlando, outlines the benefits of new technology that can directly measure…
In the Journals

Systemic therapy underutilized in NSCLC treatment, particularly among older patients

May 28, 2015
Most patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer in the general population did not receive systemic therapy, especially if they were older or had squamous…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Hepatitis C

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatitis C.
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Original Article

Goniotomy for Steroid-Induced Glaucoma: Clinical and Tonographic Evidence to Support Therapeutic Goniotomy

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2015, Volume 52 Issue 3
To report the surgical results of goniotomy for corticosteroid-induced glaucoma and to provide evidence to support its…
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VIDEO: Stretta offers an alternative in bariatric surgery practice

VIDEO: Stretta offers an alternative in bariatric surgery practice

May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON – In this video perspective, Dana Portenier, MD, discusses how he utilizes radiofrequency therapy in…
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