Issue: Winter 2013 Vol. 8 - Issue 4
Scientific Reports
A Primary Care Perspective on U.S. Health Care Part 2: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
–Corey Fogleman, MD; David O’Gurek, MD; and Thomas Gates, MD
This is the second in a not-to-be-missed series of illuminating articles that explores the past, present, and future of America’s fragmented and often dysfunctional health care system.
Practical Lipid Management and the Role of Advanced Lipid Testing
– Scott J Deron, DO
Our understanding of the role of lipids as a cardiovascular risk factor is evolving rapidly, and management is much more complex than before. This is a comprehensive review of fundamental physiology and practical principles that provides a basis for applying the new guidelines about statins.
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The recent controversy regarding new AHA/ACC guidelines for use of statins is perplexing to many physicians and patients. These guidelines from the Preventive Cardiology and Apheresis Clinic provide a path through the thicket of opinions.
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The Gut Flora
–Christopher Shih, MD, FACG
The gut flora are essential to health. Our understanding of their role in a variety of disease states is evolving rapidly and this article provides a thorough review of the latest insights.
Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS): A Clinical and Procedural Review
–Mark R. Werley, MD and John Briguglio, MD
This article discusses the pathophysiology and consequences of portal hypertension, and explains an innovative catheter-based procedure for creating porto-systemic shunts. This non-surgical approach is now available at LGH.
From the Editor’s Desk
When it Comes to Health Care, Can’t We Get Anything Right?
– 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, M.D.; Paul N. Casale, M.D.; John Briguglio, M.D.; and Vamsee Yaganti, M.D.
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Top Tips from Family Practice
Choosing Wisely VI and Other Top Tips
– Alan S. Peterson, M.D.
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