Issue: Summer 2007 Vol. 2 - Issue 2
Scientific Reports
 

Emergency Management Strategies for Acute Myocardial Infarction - “Code R” at LGH
Paul N. Casale, M.D., F.A.C.C.
LGH is in the vanguard of the national effort to reduce time-to-treatment for acute MI by developing a community-wide network with innovative protocols.

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Laparoscopic Surgical Treatment of Paraesophageal Hiatus Hernia
Edward T. Chory, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Paraesophageal hernias, once rare, are being diagnosed more frequently. The technique and results of laparoscopic repair at LGH in 20 patients are described.

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C-Reactive Protein: An Inflammatory Biomarker in Clinical Practice
Scott J. Deron, D.O., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.
Measurement of serum C-reactive protein improves cardiac risk assessment in healthy asymptomatic individuals.

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Platelet-rich Plasma: Properties and Clinical Applications
Rick G. Smith, B.S., C.C.P., Craig J. Gassmann, C.C.P., and Mark S. Campbell, B.A., C.C.P.
Platelet-rich plasma is a derivative of autologous blood that augments wound healing and bone reconstruction by releasing platelet-derived growth factors.

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From the Editor's Desk
Year Two Begins!
Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.

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Perspective from the Vice President of Development
Advancing a Culture of Philanthropy: The Lancaster General HealthCare Foundation
Jay R. Bucher

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Imaging Insights
Diaphragmatic Hernias
Leigh Shuman, M.D.

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Top Tips from Family Practice
The Latest on Fats – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Alan S. Peterson, M.D.

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