Current Topics

Seminar Series / Holderness Distinguished Scholars

First Half 2015-2016

MacNider 438 / 3:30-5:00 PM / Thursdays

  1. July 9, 2015 – Introduction, goals and orientation. Drs. Gerber and Kizer
  2.  July 23 – What am I reading? - 5 vignettes. Dr. Kizer. Papers to be handed out during July 9 meeting.
  3.  August 6 – December 17 – Does acute appendicitis need an appendectomy? (Source articles – Lancet 2011; 377:1573-9; NEJM 2015; 372:1937-43). Dr. David Gerber.
  4.  August 20 – Dual antiplatelet therapy after an acute coronary event – What is the balance? (Source Articles: NJEM NEJM 2009; 361:1045-57; NEJM 2006; 354:1706-17; NEJM 372:1791-1800. Dr. Brian Jensen.
  5.  September 3 – ASA for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and death: Is anyone eligible? (Source articles – JAMA 2008; 300:2134-41; JAMA 2015; 312; 2510-20; Circulation 2008; 117:93-102)  Dr. Kizer.
  6.  September 17 – Screening for Lung Cancer with low dose CT – Can we sift the evidence for gold? (Seminal articles – NEJM 2011; 365:395-409; Ann Int Med 2015; 162:485-91; Ann Int Med 2014; 161; 445-446.) Dr. Patricia Rivera.
  7.  October 1 – Primary prevention of osteoporotic fractures; what is the quality of the evidence?  (Source article - Alendronate for the primary and secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women (Review) Wells GA et al. Cochrane review, The Cochrane Collaboration published in The Cochrane Library 2011, Issue 9) Dr. Janet Rubin.
  8.  October 15 – Reducing re-admissions to hospitals; how effective are our interventions?   (Source Articles – JAMA 2010; 304:1936-43 and Ann Int Med 2011; 55:520-528) Dr. Michael Pignone.
  9.  October 29 – Chemotherapy for Advanced Melanoma; Are we making progress? (Source Articles NEJM. 2011 Jun 30; NEJM 364: 2517-26 ) Dr. Carrie Lee.
  10.  November 12 – Bariatric Surgery: Where does it fit in the war on diabetes, weight gain, hypertension, and sleep apnea? Does it improve mortality? (Source Articles JAMA; 309:2240-9; NEJM 2014; 370:2002-2013). Dr. Wayne Overby.
  11.  December 3 – Beta blockers and heart failure – do they work in all groups of patients with heart failure? Systolic heart failure? Diastolic heart failure? Systolic heart failure and atrial fibrillation? The Elderly? (Source Articles NEJM 1996; 334:1349-55, Eur Heart J 2005; 26:215-25, and Lancet 2014; 384:2235-43). Dr. Pattie Chang.
  12.  December 17 -   Screening for diabetes. (Source Articles JAMA 1998; 280:1757-1763; Ann Int Med 2003; 138: 215-229.)Dr. Russ Harris.