CVD Risk Scores - Are They Accurate?

July 28, 2015

How well do cardiovascular disease risk calculators really perform?  Do they over or underestimate risk?  Should we rely on them to make treatment decisions?

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Folic Acid: A Simple Answer to a Very Large Problem?

July 24, 2015

Stroke is responsible for 1 in 19 deaths in the United States and is the leading cause of long-term disability.  Could something as simple and cheap as folic acid substantially reduce the risk of stroke?  The China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial examined this important question.

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Dressed for Success? Professional Attire and Patient Perceptions

July 18, 2015

Every health professional takes an oath to service patients. To fulfill this covenant, patient trust must be earned. Without trust, patients are unlikely to share sensitive, personal information, hindering the provision of optimal care. Gaining trust is influenced by many factors. What influence does attire have on patients’ perceptions of their healthcare providers?

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Insulin Delivery in Type 2 Diabetes: To Pump or Not to Pump?

July 10, 2015

The American Diabetes Association and European Association for the Study of Diabetes (ADA/EASD) guidelines acknowledge that “CSII is a less commonly used and more costly alternative” to basal-bolus therapy in patients with T2DM.  The Opt2mise was a robust study intended to clarify the role of CSII in patients with T2DM.

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