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Expert Experience Interpreting Evidenced-Based Medicine.

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Heard at the Roundtable

  • "One thing that I notice…is the lack of attention to IBS compared to Crohn’s disease and other GI disorders.…The unpredictability of IBS and its symptoms really affects the quality of life more than we give it credit for, in comparison to diseases that may have a greater impression on the doctor because they are associated with inflammation."

    Mark Pimentel

  • "I think everyone knows that there are chronic risk factors such as high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, diabetes, smoking, lack of exercise, and others that contribute to coronary artery disease. We’ve only become aware recently of the issue that there are other kinds of risk factors, including what might be called acute risk factors."
    ~ Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD

  • “Moderate-intensity activity is something that you can do while … talking comfortably, but you cannot sing.”
    ~ I-Min Lee, MD

  • I wrote … that the pen, and namely the prescription pad, may be mightier than the stent. I’ve gotten quite a reaction from that, being an interventional cardiologist.
    -Spencer King, MD

  • "Mitral valve repair has been the gold standard for patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) for approximately 30 years. What is the likelihood that percutaneous procedures will be able to achieve the same sort of efficacy for MR in the future?"
    ~ Michael A. Borger, MD