Issue: Winter 2012 Vol. 7 - Issue 4
Scientific Reports
The Controversial Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test: A Roundtable Discussion of its Indications and Uses
–Randall Oyer, MD, Kenneth Lin, MD, and Paul Sieber, MD
This recorded roundtable discussion offers guidance to practicing physicians about PSA screening for prostate cancer. It brings together a Family Practitioner who participated in the original work of the US Preventive Services Task Force that triggered the controversy, a Medical Oncologist, and a Urologic Surgeon to discuss this difficult problem.
Medicine on Ice: Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest
– Tom P. Shuman, BS, and Roy S. Small, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Therapeutic hypothermia is proven to improve neurological outcomes after cardiac arrest. This article reviews the history and physiology of the concept and describes the LGH experience.
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– S. Scott Paist, III, M. D.
Opiate addiction is a major global and domestic problem, and more than 40,000 veterans in the United States were diagnosed in 2010 alone. Opioid agonist therapy is a preferred method of management and is used in Lancaster at the Recovery Care Medicine Clinic at LGH.
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A Collaborative Community Approach to Refugee Health: The Exemplary Model of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
– Susan Dicklitch, Ph.D., Kelly A. Reese, M.D., and Alice Yoder, R.N, MSN
The health care needs of the nearly 5,000 refugees who have arrived recently in our community are being met through a collaborative effort among Lancaster General Hospital, Franklin and Marshall College, and South East Lancaster Health Services, with the assistance of other local stakeholders.
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From the Editor’s Desk
On Controversial Screening for Cancer
– Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.
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Call for Participants
Renal Denervation Therapy for Refractory Hypertension
– Rupal P. Dumasia, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Paul N. Casale, MD, FACC, and John Briguglio, MD
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Top Tips from Family Practice
Choosing Wisely II
– Alan S. Peterson, M.D.
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