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Expert Experience Interpreting Evidenced-Based Medicine.

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Heard at the Roundtable

  • "Low back pain is a perfect example of how complexity based on biopsychosocial-spiritual influences can influence the severity of pain as well as suffering."

    David Rakel

  • “These therapies are now mainstream for the bridge-to-transplant population, as well as for patients who are ineligible for transplant … The outcomes in the destination therapy populations have been just as good in the transplant population—it’s certainly a leap forward, as compared to the previous generation of devices.”
    ~ Andrew Boyle, MD

  • “[Redistribution of abdominal fat is] one of the most rewarding things that we can see, as physicians caring for these patients, because we know that ... means we’re going to see gradual improvements in the HDL and triglycerides over time.”
    ~ Malissa Wood, MD

  • "Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease, not a regional disease. If one has plaques in the coronary arteries, they also have plaques in the peripheral arteries including the carotid arteries."
    ~William C. Roberts

  • So in other words, for coronary artery disease, a clear J-shaped curve; for stroke there was no J-shaped curve.
    -Franz Messerli, MD