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Expert Experience Interpreting Evidenced-Based Medicine.

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Heard at the Roundtable

  • “Various studies have shown that [with complementary and alternative therapies] the patient’s satisfaction is markedly increased, and there is a shortening of the length of the hospital stay.”
    ~ Gulshan Sethi, MD

  • “The NIH State-of-the-Science Conference concluded that [antipsychotics and barbituates] have significant risks and cannot be recommended for the treatment of insomnia. So I think that’s important for clinicians to remember.”
    ~ Sonia Ancoli-Israel

  • Some people also have been advocating echocardiograms, but I don’t think I’ll be out of line with this audience to say that including echocardiograms is a bit on the fringe of what we’re talking about, and really the argument centers more on using the ECG as a primary screening tool.
    -Ben Levine, MD

  • "Knowing that efficacy is not 100% and that comorbidities can add to a poor response, we realize that some patients need to move on to second-line therapies."

    Charles Butrick

  • “I would say we probably need to define another category for severe MR, which is regurgitant volume above 100 mL, which would be a massive degree of MR.”
    -Maurice Sarano, MD