Identification of Genes Contributing to Cardiovascular Disease in Overweight and Obese Individuals from West Virginia (Scientific Article) (Report)

Identification of Genes Contributing to Cardiovascular Disease in Overweight and Obese Individuals from West Virginia (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death and premature disability in the United States. (1,2,3) In its most recent update on heart disease, the American Heart Association reported that 16.8 million US adults are afflicted with CAD and that the estimated CAD patient care costs for 2009 are $165 billion. (3) […]

The Integration of Clerkships: Wvu's Innovative Approach to Curriculum Delivery at a Regional Campus (Scientific Article) (Report)

The Integration of Clerkships: Wvu’s Innovative Approach to Curriculum Delivery at a Regional Campus (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction The American Association of American Medical Colleges has recommended a 30% increase in medical student enrollment by 2015 to address a major physician shortage within the next decade. Accordingly, many medical schools are forming regional clinical campuses to meet class size expansion goals. (1) Regional campuses are characteristically smaller and yield relatively more community-based […]

Standing in the Gap: The Primary Care Physician and Alzheimer's Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Standing in the Gap: The Primary Care Physician and Alzheimer’s Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Introduction An astonishing volume of material has been published about Alzheimer’s disease in recent years. Typing the word “Alzheimer’s” into Google will reward you with 13,600,000 “results” in 0.15 seconds, and a PubMed search of the same instantly yields over 55,000 journal articles. Yet, primary care physicians (PCPs) who regularly see patients with Alzheimer’s and […]

Management of Cryptoccocal Meningitis in Resource-Limited Settings: A Systematic Review (Scientific Letters) (Clinical Report)

Management of Cryptoccocal Meningitis in Resource-Limited Settings: A Systematic Review (Scientific Letters) (Clinical Report)

To the Editor: Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) remains a serious cause of mortality and morbidity in individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The optimal treatment of CM is unknown. We conducted a systematic review to determine the best treatment for CM with an emphasis on resource-poor settings. Six studies met the inclusion criteria; none […]

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection with Influenza A (H1N1) During Pregnancy (Scientific Letters) (Report)

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection with Influenza A (H1N1) During Pregnancy (Scientific Letters) (Report)

To the Editor: Pregnant women are at high risk of severe acute respiratory infection if infected with the influenza A (H1N1) virus. On 14 August 2009 the first complicated H1N1 obstetric patient was admitted to the obstetric critical care unit (OCCU) at Tygerberg Hospital with respiratory distress. The clinical picture was that of bronchopneumonia, and […]