Issue: Fall 2006 Vol. 1 - Issue 2
Scientific Reports
Evidence-Based Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
Joseph M. Kontra, M.D.
Improved understanding of the pathophysiology of sepsis and septic shock has prompted a national consensus committee to develop new treatment guidelines that will direct management of sepsis at LGH.
   
Advances in Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
Daleela G. Dodge, M.D. and Jennifer L. Kegel, M.D.
For breast cancer screening, tremendous advances in imaging technologies and biopsy techniques now augment breast self examination. This comprehensive article explains their role.
   
Screening for Chromosomal Abnormalities in the First Trimester
Philip M. Bayliss, M.D.
Screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities offers so many options that the choice between first and second trimester screening can be confusing. This authoritative article provides a clear guide to the perplexed.
   
The Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease and the Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate
Laurence E. Carroll, M.D., F.A.S.N.
Glomerular filtration rate can now be approximated from serum creatinine alone. This early warning of chronic renal disease, and appropriate intervention, can lower the high risk of associated cardiovascular complications.
 
From The Editor's Desk
Many Thanks, and Two Regrets
Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.
   
Journey Towards Greatness
Thomas C. Paisley
   
Imaging Insights
Breast Cancer: An Illustrated Case Study
Daleela G. Dodge, M.D. and Jennifer L. Kegel, M.D.
   
Top Tips from Family Practice
Omega-3 Dietary Supplements
Alan S. Peterson, M.D.
   
Viewpoint: From The President Of The Medical Staff
The Only Constant is Change
David G. Polin, M.D.
   
Medico-Legal and Ethical Matters
Brain Death: A Practical Approach
Robert P. Macina, Esq.

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