Author Interview Archive
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Dr Carl (Chip) Lavie examines the effects of obesity over time on the incidents of high-risk metabolic phenotypes that confer risks for metabolic syndrome and cardiometabolic diseases.
Ms Rewan Abdelwahab offers solutions to medical institutions for improving their diversity and inclusion by accommodating religious headwear in the surgical suite to enhance medical education around the globe.
Read the article, Medical Practice Should Not Require the Stripping Away of One's Self
Dr Sunil Sahai and the SPAQI group seek to obtain consensus on the perioperative management of cardiovascular medications based on available literature and personal experience.
Dr John Olynyk finds arthritis is strongly associated with the presence of advanced hepatic fibrosis in HFE hemochromatosis
Read the article, Arthritis Prediction of Advanced Hepatic Fibrosis in HFE Hemochromatosis
Mr Joshua Trockel notes an adverse impact of work on physicians' personal relationships being associated with unsolicited patient complaints.
Dr Mohamed Dafaalla finds 2 causes for women to be less likely to survive out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Longer arrival to hospital times and less aggressive treatments once in the hospital.
Dr Nischal Ranganath examines the virology and epidemiology of monkeypox, as well as provides an overview of treatment and preventative strategies.
Read the article, Monkeypox 2022: Gearing up for Another Potential Public Health Crisis
Dr Raymund Razonable finds the use of monoclonal antibody treatment to be highly effective in reducing hospitalizations and death during the Delta surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Rita Basu describes the leading causes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and its progression to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
Dr Christina de Souza e Silva finds machine learning can be applied to create a simple prognostic model in which maximal exercise capacity is further suggested to be one of the most powerful predictors of mortality in CAD.
Dr Richard Milani finds 3 health barriers — financial stress, patient activation, and health literacy — to be the key drivers for disparity in managing hypertension in diverse populations. Available at:
Dr Api Chewcharat finds lower dietary calcium, potassium, caffeine, phytate, and fluid intake are all associated with higher odds of incident symptomatic kidney stones.
Ms Hsin-Yi Huang finds clopidogrel use is associated with significantly lower risk when compared to aspirin use in patients with ischemic stroke in patients age 80 years or older.
Dr Abhishek Deshmukh tracked physical activity trends for patients who had implanted electronic cardiac devices during the first few months of the pandemic when social distancing was initiated.
Dr Linda Russell and Dr Angela Edwards offer practical information for medication use in perioperative medical management.
Dr Kyla Lara-Breitinger and Dr Sorin Pislaru find that patients with multiple comorbidities are less likely to be at highest risk from tricuspid regurgitation.
Dr Glenn Gaesser finds total grain intake, defined as the consumed sum of refined and whole grains, is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
Read the article, Refined Grain Intake and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Dr David Holmes, Jr, notes it is common for left atrial appendage "occlusion" for stroke prevention to be incomplete, which has important implications as the LAA has been found to be the source of 90% of embolic strokes in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
Read the article, Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion, A Misnomer?: Where Do We Go From Here?
Dr Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmed finds coronary artery calcium scores and exercise capacity have complementary risk stratifying roles in coronary artery disease.
Dr Kukbin Choi finds CABG has been shown to be an alternative treatment option for patients in their 80s with increased long-term survival outcomes.
Dr Sandra Herrmann and Dr Yi Lin note clinicians should be on alert for acute kidney injury in patients receiving CAR-T therapy to provide preemptive management and reduce risk.
Dr Sherri Braksick suggests that tailoring less invasive tests for patients with trigeminal neuropathy could decrease discomfort and reduce costs as a first-line approach in many cases.
Read the article, Etiologies and Utility of Diagnostic Tests in Trigeminal Neuropathy
Dr Boris Fishman finds an invasive approach has survival benefit among octogenarians presenting with NSTEMI, suggesting treatment for these patients should be similar to younger patients.
Dr. Karna Sundsted finds patients with chronic gastrointestinal, hepatic or renal disease are at risk for multiple perioperative complications and benefit from comprehensive preoperative evaluation.
Dr Joseph Ahn uses a machine algorithm to assist in distinguishing between two GI conditions that are different but that present with similar symptoms.
Dr Julien Dang provided for the first-time data guiding antibiotic therapy management of renal Cyst Infection in patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.
Dr Yara Moustafa and Dr Mohit Chauhan look at 2 national databases that indicated a trend for increased use and misuse of ADHD medications.
Dr Hatem Amer, Dr Martin Kumnig, and Dr Sheila Jowsey-Gregoire share the process for developing an international workgroup for teams interested in reconstructive transplantation.
Dr Jeffrey Geske assesses whether right ventricular enlargement and right ventricular dysfunction adversely affect prognosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Dr Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula finds newer P2Y12 inhibitors are associated with lower rates of early and one-year mortality in patients experiencing acute MI with cardiac arrest or cardiogenic shock, and receiving dual antiplatelet therapy.
Dr Pramod Guru and Dr Abhishek Giri share their experiences with ultra-low dose (25 mg) systemic tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in a series of four patients with high-risk sub-massive pulmonary embolism.
Dr Lester Leung finds a natural language processing algorithm designed to identify silent brain infarcts and white matter disease from neuroimaging reports can identify patients at risk.
Dr Patricia Pellikka finds the prevalence of mitral annulus calcification was 23%; moderate or greater mitral valve dysfunction was more than twice as prevalent in patients with mitral annulus calcification.
Dr Mark Linzer discusses ways clinicians can ease the burden of treatment for patients struggling with complicated comorbidities and competing social conditions that could make adhering to medical care plans difficult.
Dr Salma Iftikhar stresses the importance of the use of medical interpreters for patients with limited English proficiency.
Dr Timucin Taner finds complication rates for living kidney donors to be very low when viewed in the long term.
Read the article, Complications After Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy
Dr Pierre Deharo finds surgical revascularization should be individually considered as an alternative to percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with STEMI.
Dr Luc Jansen, Dr Maarten van Schijndel, and Dr Roger Kathol offer insights into the causes, needs, and solutions for patients needing integrated medical and psychiatric care.
Dr Rachel Robbins and Dr Drew Helmer offer answers for patients struggling with chronic multisymptom illness and the challenges it presents.
Dr Wayne Gao and Mr Min-Kuang Tsai find 150 minutes per week of physical activity provided benefit for a significant reduction in the risk of end-stage renal disease.
Read the article, Role of Physical Activity in Lowering Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease
Dr Erika Weil suggests that AI–enabled ECG for AF not only predicts atrial fibrillation, but also detects other non-atrial fibrillation cardiac-disease markers that share associations with small vessel cerebrovascular disease and cognitive decline.
Dr Emily Olson notes a decrease in weekly incidents of role misidentification for female and underrepresented resident physicians after the addition of role-clarifying identification badges.
Dr Christine Sinsky and Dr Colin West examine the tremendous financial burden experienced in health care related to physician burnout.
Dr Ruba Saadeh and Dr Maria Alice Willrich find kappa free light chains in cerebrospinal fluid can be used in place of oligoclonal bands-testing to support the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
Dr David Kent describes a risk-prediction model that is fully compatible with the EHR to predict a 3-year diabetes risk in the general population.
Read the article, An Electronic Health Record-Compatible Model to Predict Personalized Treatment Effects From the Diabetes Prevention Program: A Cross-Evidence Synthesis and Approach Using Clinical Trial and Real-World Data
Dr Shreya Shah proposes utilization of prospective, real-time prediction models based on EHRs to address preventable hospital and ER visits on a population level.
Dr Biff Palmer finds overconsumption of nutrients can be a precursor to metabolic inflexibility, mitochondrial dysfunction, and dysregulation of metabolic health.
Read the article, Metabolic Flexibility and Its Impact on Health Outcomes
Dr Javaid Nauman notes using the Personal Activity Intelligence metric provides scientific evidence that structured exercise and increased lifestyle physical activity confer a survival benefit.
Dr Jwan Naser found AI algorithms were able to identify patients with Graves disease at risk of atrial fibrillation, low ejection fraction and changes in menstruation and fertility.
Dr. Moo-Nyun Jin finds no excess risk of primary cardiac arrest was present among individuals with activity level above five times the recommended minimum.
Mr Derrick Gibson finds no significant differences in the incidences of opioid-related ED visits or hospitalizations among older cancer survivors.
Dr Amy Kunchok notes autoimmune/paraneoplastic encephalitis/encephalopathy, though uncommon, is an increasingly recognized condition with several antibody biomarkers.
Mr Tyler Schneider and Dr Mina Tadrous compare the trends and discrepancies in insulin drug pricing between Canada and the United States.
Dr Ravindra Ganesh finds that most patients with long COVID syndrome are female and most have elevated interleukin-6 levels and myalgia.
Dr Camille Kezer develops the Mortality Index for Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis, which accurately predicts 30-day mortality in patients with alcohol-associated hepatitis.
Ms Shreeya Joshee, Dr Christopher Chang, and Dr Nikhil Vatti review the pulmonary, cardiovascular, neurological, and hematological systems primarily affected by post-COVID-19 sequelae.
Read the article, Long-Term Effects of COVID-19
Dr Tait Shanafelt reviews job-related stress for physicians when compared to other careers throughout the first 6 months of the pandemic.
Dr Yu-Sheng Lin finds cardio-selective beta-blocker treatment during hospitalization and after discharge superior to non-selective beta-blockers in COPD patients after miocardial infarction.
Dr Leonard Kaminsky provides updated measures for patients and clinicians to better understand and measure health outcomes like cardiovascular disease risks.
Read the article, Updated Reference Standards for Cardiorespiratory Fitness Measured with Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing: Data from the Fitness Registry and the Importance of Exercise National Database (FRIEND)
Dr Gonzalo Barge-Caballero finds increased survival rates in patients treated with beta-blockers for transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy.
Dr William Padula recommends aligning nutrition, mobility, and moisture care teams to reduce iatrogenic injuries.
Dr Raymund Razonable reviews the reasons for the COVID-19 delta variant to be more virulent.
Dr Surendra Dasari finds mass spectrometry is a more specific and sensitive diagnostic tool for detecting plasma cell disorders.
Dr Chansong Choi finds patients whose etiology of liver disease is secondary to alcohol- associated cirrhosis have worse survival following discharge from the ICU compared with patients with other etiologies.
Dr Irbaz Bin Riaz suggests direct oral anti-coagulant therapy may improve efficacy compared to dalteparin without sacrificing safety in many cases.
Dr Kasey Boehmer examines the progress made for adapting systems to support minimally disruptive medicine for patients with complicated chronic medical conditions.
Read the article, Minimally Disruptive Medicine: Progress 10 Years Later
Dr Andrea Oprea invites subscribers to review 2 articles on when to start and/or stop perioperative neurologic and psychiatric medication classes.
Read the articles, Preoperative Management of Medications for Neurologic Diseases: Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement Consensus Statement and Preoperative Management of Medications for Psychiatric Diseases: Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement Consensus Statement
Dr Stella Hartono and Dr Alexander Meves review preclinical studies of vascular endothelial growth factor as a potential treatment for the acute consequences of sunburn.
Dr Adebamike Oshunbade finds a history hypertensive pregnancy is associated with nearly a 5-times greater risk for chronic kidney disease later in life.
Dr Kerri Palamara shares strategies institutions can use for instilling hope and fostering creativity to reduce physician burnout.
Dr Alanna Chamberlain finds younger populations to be at greater risk for chronic conditions in socioeconomically disadvantaged locations.
Dr LaPrincess Brewer examines the root causes of the nearly double rate of cardiovascular mortality among African-American adults in Minnesota.
Dr Sergio Schwartzman provides insight on the practical use of a graphical roadmap to assist health care providers in the identification of axSpA in clinical practice.
Read the article, A Road Map of the Axial Spondyloarthritis Continuum
Dr Raymund Razonable shares two screening tools to prioritize subgroups of patients with COVID-19 who are at the highest risks of hospitalization and to target them for early treatment.
Dr Mohamed Mohamed finds higher comorbidity burden was associated with increased risk of in-hospital mortality and acute ischemic stroke, but not procedure-related or device-related complications.