Seminar Series 2013-2014

1.     July 11, 2013 – Drs. Gerber and Kizer. Introduction, Expectations,  & Schedules 

2.     July 25, 2012 – What am I reading? - 5 vignettes. Dr. Kizer. Papers to be handed out during July 11 meeting.
 
3.     August 8, 2013 – Steroid Injections for chronic musculoskeletal complaints and OA. (Seminal Article - Lancet 2010; 376:1751). Dr. Alfredo         Rivadeniera
 
4.     August 15, 2013 – Do beta blockers affect mortality in patients with coronary artery disease? (Interesting article – JAMA 2012); 308:1340.               Dr. Rick Stouffer.
 
5.     August 22, 2013 - Health Insurance, Cost Sharing and Medical Outcomes:  What Have We Learned in 30 years?  (Important papers: The                   Oregon Experiment, NEJM 368:18, 2013 and the Rand Study NEJM 309:1425, 1983; and Health Check Health Study JAMA 2013; 309:2489-         2490).  Dr. Jonathon Oberlander.
 
6.     September 12, 2012 – Should we treat all patients that are found to have H. pylori, even those without ulcers? (Interesting article – JAMA               2013; 309:578). Dr. Jon Hanson.
 
7.     October 3, 2013 – Diastolic Heart Failure – Are there effective therapies?   (Seminal Article -  JAMA 2013; 309:781) Dr. Patty Chang.
 
8.     October 17, 2013 – Periodic deworming of school children in the third world; is it beneficial? (Seminar Article Lancet 2013; 381-1478-1486).         Dr. Jon Juliano.
 
9.     October 31, 2013 – Reducing emergency department expenditures – can we identify non-emergency ED visits? (Seminal Article – JAMA                   2013; 309:1145). Dr. Kevin Biese.
 
10.  November 14, 2013 – Prophylactic platelet transfusions – what is the level of evidence? (Seminal Articles – Lancet 2012; 380:1309; and                 NEJM 2013; 368:1771). Dr. Marshall Mazepa.
 
11.  November 21, 2013 – The benefits and risks of immediate vs. delayed surgery for bacterial endocarditis. (Seminal Article – NEJM 2012;                   366:2466). Dr. Andy Kiser.
 
12.  December 12, 2013 – Gabapentin and chronic pain – an interesting story of the use and misuse of off label use and trial evidence. (Seminal           Article – NEJM 2009; 361:1963. Dr. Paul Chelminski.
 
13.  Jan 9 – Are we over-treating atrial fibrillation? Dr. Kizer. (Seminal Articles Eur Heart J  2012; 33:1500 and the very important review of this in         ACP Journal Club 157(8) page JC4-13, 2012).
 
14.  Jan 23. Prophylaxis of venous thrombosis on medical wards; are we thinking clearly? Dr. Stephan Moll.  (Seminal Articles Annals of Int Med        2011; 155:602, Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2013;(7): CD008201, and Ann of Emerg Med 2005; 45:302
 
15.  Jan 30 – Invasive treatment for stroke; still valid in the current ERA? Dr. Ana Felix. (Seminal Articles NEJM 2013; 368: 893, and Lancet Oct           26, 2013.)
 
16.  Feb 20 –– Crystalloid vs. colloid; saline vs. balanced salt for resuscitation – can we resolve this controversy? Dr. David Gerber. (Seminal                 Articles JAMA 2012; 308:1566, and JAMA 2013; 310:1809
 
17.  March 6 – Treatment of peripheral vascular disease with claudication: Which medicines, which exercises, or which procedures prevent loss of           limb? Dr. Bill Marston. (Seminal Articles JAMA 2013; 309:453, and Circulation 2012; 125:130.)
 
18.  March 27 – Control of the airway – Is the laryngeal mask a leap forward? Does it increase success in CPR? Dr. Tony Passannante.  (Seminal        article Brit J of Anes 1983; 55: 801.
 
19.  April 10 – Fatigue, performance and limits on surgeons: What do we really know about sleep and performance?  Dr. Heidi Roth? (Seminal                 Article JAMA 2013: 310:1837).
 
20.  April 15 – **PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A TUESDAY AFTERNOON. **Surgery on the injured knee – What works best? ?Dr. Alex Creighton?            (Seminal Articles NEJM 2010; 363: 331, and NEJM 2013; 368:1675.
 
21.  May 8 – Student Research Presentations – Drs. Gerber and Kizer.