Sylvie R Stacy

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BACKGROUND Clinicians face uncertainty about the prognostic value of troponin testing in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) without suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). PURPOSE To systematically review the literature on troponin testing in patients with CKD without ACS. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have high prevalence of elevated serum troponin levels, which makes diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) challenging. PURPOSE To evaluate the utility of troponin in ACS diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis among patients with CKD. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the content of non-public complete response letters issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when they do not approve marketing applications from sponsors (drug companies) and to compare them with the content any subsequent press releases issued by those sponsors DESIGN Cross sectional study. DATA SOURCES All(More)
OBJECTIVES A new class of beverages called relaxation drinks advertises calming effects and an easy way to wind down when life gets stressful. This article examines these drinks in the context of their use in adolescents. METHODS A review of the literature relevant to relaxation drinks and their functional ingredients was conducted. RESULTS The(More)
Management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) often involves many subspecialist providers, as well as a broad range of treatment options. This study sought to evaluate referral and treatment patterns among patients with HCC at a large academic medical center. Data from our cancer registry between 2003–2011 were abstracted on 394 patients who were primarily(More)
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