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Absence of Oral Anticoagulation and Subsequent Outcomes Among Outpatients with AF (video)

Prior studies have shown a treatment gap in oral anticoagulation (OAC) use among patients with atrial fibrillation yet have incompletely characterized factors associated with failure to treat and subsequent outcomes in contemporary practice. Methods Using data collected between June 2010 and August 2011 from 174 ambulatory care sites in the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed […]

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Addiction Interventions for Injection Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis (video)

Injection drug use has sparked an increase in endocarditis. Patients hospitalized with injection drug use-associated infective endocarditis had high rates of readmission, recurrent infective endocarditis and death. Despite this, addiction interventions were suboptimal. In this video, Editor-in-chief Dr. Joseph Alpert and Assistant Editor Alexandra Queen discuss new research on injection drug use-associated infective endocarditis. Read […]

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Recognizing & Treating People on Spice (video)

Spice is a dangerous street drug that can cause psychotic breaks and even death. It is sold in head shops and known as “synthetic cannabinoids”, but spice is not marijuana. In this interview, Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Medicine, talks about spice and gives advice to clinicians on how to […]

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Misconceptions and Facts About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (video)

There are many misconceptions about cardiomyopathy. For example, it is thought that people with cardiomyopathy are destined to die young. In this interview, Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Medicine, discusses a new review which outlines common misconceptions and facts about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Related Research Misconceptions and Facts About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia (video)

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia are serious eating disorders that can cause long-term negative health consequences– even death. Read more about the medical complications of these conditions in the January 2016 issue of AJM.

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Should You Be Taking Vitamin D Supplements? (video)

Vitamin D is a hot topic in medicine today. There is considerable enthusiasm among physicians and patients about its benefits, despite mixed evidence regarding effectiveness. In this video, Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Medicine, discusses a review of Vitamin D in the November 2015 issue. Read the research here… Questions […]

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