Issue: FALL 2015 Vol. 10 - Issue 3
Scientific Reports
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: My Journey from Skeptic to Believer
– Walid Hesham, M.D.
New methods of perioperative surgical management dramatically simplify preoperative preparation of the bowel and accelerate postoperative feeding, thus substantially shortening recovery time and lowering costs.
Are MRIs Safe in Patients with Cardiac Pacemakers and Defribillators?
– Sandeep Bansal, M.D., M.P.H., Paul Leslie, M.D., Lisa N. Estrella, M.S.
Though it will come as a surprise to many, many patients with metallic cardiac pacemakers can undergo MRI examinations. This article explains how something that was previously contraindicated has become feasible.
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Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease: Today's Epidemic?
– Lorenzo Galindo, M.D., F.A.C.P. and Emma Furth, M.D.
This increasingly common disease is a serious public health problem. This authoritative and comprehensive article reviews its terminology, natural history, prevalence, diagnosis, and laboratory and histological findings.
Lipid Management: Current Challenges of Reaching Consensus
– Tina M. Davis, MSN, CRNP, CLS, Rolf L. Andersen, MD, FACC, BCCL, Eric F. Hussar, MD, Paul N Casale, MD, MPH, Paul M. Conslato, MD, FACP, MBA
Management of blood lipids has become increasingly complicated due to the availability of new drugs and controversy about “ideal” cholesterol targets. This article provides clear guidance through the confusing variety of recommendations in the literature.
Assuring the Blood Supply at Lancaster General Hospital
– Jessica Carlino Yoder, B.S.H.S. and Tomomi Horning, M.H.A.
The results of a survey of blood donors provide insight into the factors that motivate donors to first become interested in donating, and then to continue as regular donors. The important role of primary care providers in assuring an adequate blood supply is discussed.
From the Editor’s Desk
Physician-Assisted Dying: Additional Thoughts
– Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.
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Top Tips from Family Practice
Choosing Wisely XIII
– Alan S. Peterson, M.D.
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