Monthly Archives: September 2014

Fifth Avenue Concierge Medicine featured in 21 Century Business Insights, “the first and the leading Chinese Business Magazine in the U.S. market” (21CBIUS – 21世紀經濟導報)

Fifth Avenue Concierge Medicine, is very pleased to announce that 21 Century Business Insights, “the first and the leading Chinese Business Magazine in the U.S. market”, is featuring us in its October edition. Following a recent trend, 21 Century Business Insights (October 2014) has a Special Issue on U.S. bound medical tourism for UHNW/HNW Chinese patients. The piece on Fifth Avenue Concierge Medicine and other private, doctor-owned consulting and clinical services catering to the Chinese market is posted here. The entire October 2014 issue can be read here. The … Continue reading

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http://psychiatryneurology.net/cn/cv/ – 裴莫许医学博士 Dr. Preter Bio/CV in Chinese updated

裴莫许医学博士的简历 最后更新时间: 2014年9月17日 http://psychiatryneurology.net/cn/cv/ www.FifthAvenueConciergeMedicine.com www.第五大道医疗咨询.com 裴莫许博士是一位经验丰富的精神分析精神病学家、精神药理学家、神经学家和法医专家。他在曼哈顿上东区进行私人执业,还在中国的北京、上海和法国巴黎的分支机构提供国际临床诊疗服务。他是“第五大道医疗咨询(前身为环球医疗咨询)的创始人和医学总监。第五大道医疗咨询是一家专为少数尊享个人和家庭客户提供私人健康咨询和管家式医疗服务的公司。

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Bread, pasta and a sedentary lifestyle – will they require disclaimers? Diabetologia: Prediabetes is associated with an increased risk of cancer.

Data from 891,426 participants were derived from 16 prospective cohort studies. Prediabetes was associated with an increased risk of cancer overall (RR 1.15; 95% CI 1.06, 1.23). Continue reading

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Week in China: Survey from China Youth Daily late last year found that 67% of respondents did not trust doctors’ diagnoses or recommended treatments

Survey from China Youth Daily late last year found that 67% of respondents did not trust doctors’ diagnoses or recommended treatments (a hefty 252,283 respondents took part, making it a pretty representative sample). Continue reading

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BMJ.org: Research News Benzodiazepines may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

Research News Benzodiazepines may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, study finds BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5555 (Published 10 September 2014)Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5555 Article Related content Metrics Responses Get access to this article and to all of thebmj.com for 14 days. Sign up today for a 14 day free trial. Access to the full version of this article requires a subscription payment. Please login or subscribe below. Zosia Kmietowicz Author affiliations Taking benzodiazepines is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in long term users, a study has … Continue reading

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Mysterious disease in Kazakhstan – A new von Economo encephalitis, post-vaccine, or mass hysteria?

“There have been many such unexplained events. Some of them have been caused by agents such as virus that were discovered later, such as von economo encephalitis, others by vaccines, most have been unexplained medically and assumed to be mass hysteria” Continue reading

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Neurology.org: Poor sleep quality is associated with increased cortical atrophy in community-dwelling adults

Sleep and cognitive status is a developing hot topic. When will hospitals have to assure a peaceful, uninterrupted night for inpatients? Poor sleep quality is associated with increased cortical atrophy in community-dwelling adults Claire E. Sexton, DPhil, Andreas B. Storsve, MSc, Kristine B. Walhovd, PhD, Heidi Johansen-Berg, DPhil and Anders M. Fjell, PhD +SHOW AFFILIATIONS | + SHOW FULL DISCLOSURES Correspondence to Dr. Sexton: claire.sexton@ndcn.ox.ac.uk Published online before print September 3, 2014, doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000774Neurology September 9, 2014 vol. 83 no. 11 967-973 Abstract Full Text Full Text (PDF) Also available: Figures Only Data Supplement … Continue reading

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Salt intake is associated with inflammation in chronic heart failure.

Int Cardiovasc Res J. 2014 Sep;8(3):89-93. Epub 2014 Sep 1. Salt intake is associated with inflammation in chronic heart failure. Azak A1, Huddam B1, Gonen N2, Yilmaz SR3, Kocak G1, Duranay M1. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) is highly prevalent and is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. It has been well established that excessive intake of sodium chloride (salt) induced hypertension in some populations. Although salt seems to induce cardiovascular diseases through elevation of blood pressure, it has also been indicated that salt can induce cardiovascular diseases independently from … Continue reading

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Neurology.org: Vitamin D and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease

Our results confirm that vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease. This adds to the ongoing debate about the role of vitamin D in nonskeletal conditions. Continue reading

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Use of bilateral mastectomy increased significantly throughout California from 1998 through 2011 and was not associated with lower mortality than that achieved with breast-conserving surgery plus radiation.

September 2014, Vol 312, No. 9 > < Previous ArticleNext Article > Original Investigation | September 3, 2014 Use of and Mortality After Bilateral Mastectomy Compared With Other Surgical Treatments for Breast Cancer in California, 1998-2011 FREE Allison W. Kurian, MD, MSc1,2; Daphne Y. Lichtensztajn, MD, MPH3; Theresa H. M. Keegan, PhD2,3; David O. Nelson, PhD2,3; Christina A. Clarke, PhD2,3; Scarlett L. Gomez, PhD2,3 [+] Author Affiliations JAMA. 2014;312(9):902-914. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10707. Text Size: A A A Article Figures Tables Supplemental Content References ABSTRACT ABSTRACT | INTRODUCTION | METHODS | RESULTS | DISCUSSION | CONCLUSIONS |ARTICLE INFORMATION | REFERENCES Importance  Bilateral mastectomy is increasingly used to treat unilateral breast cancer. Because it may have medical and psychosocial complications, a better understanding of its use and … Continue reading

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N. Szajnberg, MD on “Lifelong opioidergic vulnerability through early life separation”

Bowlby was a careful observer. His entire volume on Loss spoke to the power of early childhood adversity and later life. More recently, a pediatric nephrologist at Kaiser in collaboration with others has shown that early childhood adversities, including loss, results in later adulthood medical ailments (Filetti et al); and Szajnberg and Massie followed Brodie’s cohort at thirty years to demonstrate this clinically.

Yet, Preter and Klein, citing the work of others, have shown pharmacological evidence of what appears to be a lifelong disorder in opiodergic systems due to childhood loss. Continue reading

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