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Patient Action,Accountability and your Bottom Line

On Tuesday,we discussed how challenging it can be to drive patient action and highlighted four approaches that are used often by clinicians to incentivize behavior change.

However,those approaches typically produce poor results. So,what else can providers do?

Well,according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal,the answer may be [...]

Powerful muscles created from fishing line and sewing thread

An international team led by The University of Texas at Dallas has discovered that ordinary fishing line and sewing thread can be cheaply converted to powerful artificial muscles.The new muscles can lift a hundred times more weight and generate a hundred times higher mechanical power than the same length and weight of human muscle. Per [...]

Vitamin A isotope dilution predicts liver stores in line with long-term vitamin A intake above the current Recommended Dietary Allowance for young adult women [Vitamins,minerals,and phytochemicals]

Background:The Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) and Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin A are 1.7 and 2.4 μmol/d (500 and 700 μg retinol activity equivalents/d),respectively,for nonpregnant,nonlactating women aged >19 y. This intake is presumed to maintain a minimally acceptable liver concentration of 0.07 μmol (20 μg) retinol/g;however,liver reserves have [...]

End of the line for PPAR modulators?

Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 12,568 (2013). doi:10.1038/nrd4098

Roche has terminated its development of aleglitazar,a dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α(PPARα) and PPARγagonist for type 2 diabetes.The lowdown:Roche pulled the plug on its programme for aleglitazar owing to the lack of efficacy and toxicity signals flagged by an independent

Nature [...]

NB4,a maturation inducible cell line with t(15;17) marker isolated from a human acute promyelocytic leukemia (M3)

M Lanotte,V Martin-Thouvenin,S Najman,P Balerini,F Valensi,R BergerMar 1,1991;77:1080-1086ARTICLES Blood:Most-Cited Full-Text Articles

Primary Care Physicians are the First Line of Defense for Patients with the Holiday Blues

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Benefit of Pulmonary Vein Isolation Guided by Loss of Pace Capture on the Ablation Line Results From a Prospective 2-Center Randomized Trial


This study was conducted to determine if an additional procedural endpoint of unexcitability (UE) to pacing along the ablation line reduces recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial tachycardia (AT) after radiofrequency catheter ablation. Background

AF/AT recurrence is common after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Methods

We included 102 patients from 2 centers (age [...]

Joint Line Tenderness and McMurray Tests for the Detection of Meniscal Lesions:What Is Their Real Diagnostic Value?

Abstract:Objectives:To assess the interobserver concordance of the joint line tenderness (JLT) and McMurray tests,and to determine their diagnostic efficiency for the detection of meniscal lesions.Design:Prospective observational study.Setting:Orthopedics outpatient clinic,university hospital.Participants:Patients (N=60) with suspected nonacute meniscal lesions who underwent knee arthroscopy.Interventions:Not applicable.Main Outcome Measures:Patients were examined by [...]

Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection,USP 40.5 grams:Recall –Precipitation or Crystallization in IV Bag or IV Line Upon Reconstitution

Administration of precipitated Piperacillin/Tazobactam can lead to serious adverse events. MedWatch Safety Alert RSS Feed

New Balance Named as Presenting Sponsor of the Run to Home Base:Fans Race to Help Wounded Veterans –Fenway’s Famed Home Plate is Finish Line Run to Home Base Presented by New Balance

Local company teams up with Mass General and Red Sox Foundation to support veterans. Mass General News Releases