February 2010

posted Nov 30, 2010, 8:04 AM by Angela Jeffers   [ updated Nov 30, 2010, 9:39 AM by PC/SM Chief Resident ]
Cedric Edwards, MD asked, "In a 50 y/o F of lower socioeconomic status without any PMHx does provision of a daily MVI protect against the development of any chronic medical diseases?"

Mary Foote, MD, MPH asked, "In a man with CAD and a mixed hyperlipidemia (Triglycerides in the 3-4,000 untreated, HDL 30, non-HDL >200), does niacin provide an added benefit when added to statin monotherapy?"

Bonni Stahl, MD asked, "In patients with a history of cryptogenic stroke found to have a patent foramen ovale is there clinical benefit to targeted secondary prevention (ie. antiplatlet thearpy, anticoagulation or percutaneous repair)?"

Adamma Mba-Jonas, MD asked, "In an elderly patient with recurrent sciatica, does epidural steroid injection confer decreased symptoms and/or increased functionality over "standard" conservative therapy?"