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Volume: 37
Number: 4
Index: December 2009
Clinical Focus: THE INJURED ATHLETE
Editorial Calendar
April 2010
Clinical Focus: Hypertension
  • Hypertension in athletes
    • Antihypertension medication and its effects on athletes
  • Risk of CVD in professional athletes
  • NSAIDs in sports medicine
  • Arterial and venous injuries in athletes
  • Family history and exercise-induced cardiac remodeling (eg, left ventricular hypertrophy)
  • Physical activity for non-athletes with hypertension
    • Exercise programs for patients with hypertension
  • Sleep changes related to hypertension
  • Resuming exercise after rhabdomyolysis
  • Gender differences in hypertension and treatment options
  • Dietary approaches to prevention and treatment hypertension
  • Exercise and the vascular wall
  • Effects of exercise on aging
  • Association between exercise and atherosclerosis
  • Sodium ingestion and hypertension
  • Arrhythmia and "holiday heart"
  • Increased arterial stiffness in children, patients with type 2 diabetes
  • COPD
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Poll Results

Poll: In 1947, Elmer V. McCollum reported that newly discovered Vitamin D would prevent rickets.
Dates: 01/24/10 - 01/30/10 Averages Totals
63.6%
Yes
Status: Open 36.3%
No
Poll: Alcoholics Anonymous was organized in New York City by Bill Wilson and Robert Holbrook Smith in 1936.
Dates: 01/17/10 - 01/23/10 Averages Totals
63.6%
Yes
Status: Closed 36.3%
No
Poll: Did you know that in 1969, the United States licensed the rubella vaccine?
Dates: 01/10/10 - 01/16/10 Averages Totals
20%
Yes
Status: Closed 80%
No
Poll: In 1973, the American Heart Association became the first voluntary public agency to campaign against cigarette smoking.
Dates: 01/03/10 - 01/09/10 Averages Totals
75%
Yes
Status: Closed 25%
No
Poll: Caroline Hampton is the nurse who invented rubber gloves in 1890.
Dates: 12/27/09 - 1/02/10 Averages Totals
77.7%
Yes
Status: Closed 22.2%
No
Poll: Did you know that Louis Pasteur successfully demonstrated his anthrax vaccine in sheep in 1881?
Dates: 12/20/09 - 12/26/09 Averages Totals
87.5%
Yes
Status: Closed 12.5%
No
Poll: In 1967, New York University researchers reported the successful use of the recombinant DNA technology to produce the insulin gene in large quantities.
Dates: 12/13/09 - 12/19/09 Averages Totals
36.3%
Yes
Status: Closed 63.6%
No
Poll: In 1798, Philippe Pinel removed the chains and shackles from forty-nine mental patients at Bicêtre asylum in Paris, France.
Dates: 12/06/09 - 12/12/09 Averages Totals
87.5%
Yes
Status: Closed 12.5%
No
Poll: Walter Burnham of Lowell, Massachusetts, performed the first successful abdominal hysterectomy in 1953.
Dates: 11/29/09 - 12/05/09 Averages Totals
53.3%
Yes
Status: Closed 46.6%
No
Poll: Jean Henri Dunant was the founder of the International Red Cross.
Dates: 11/22/09 - 11/28/09 Averages Totals
77.7%
Yes
Status: Closed 22.2%
No
Poll: In 1867, the American Medical Association was organized in Chicago.
Dates: 11/15/09 - 11/21/09 Averages Totals
73.3%
Yes
Status: Closed 26.6%
No
Poll: The first American law regulating the practice of medicine was passed in Massachusetts in 1649.
Dates: 11/08/09 - 11/14/09 Averages Totals
61.1%
Yes
Status: Closed 38.8%
No
Poll: Did you know that in 1815, René Laënnec employed mediate auscultation, the practice of listening to the heart and lungs with his ear on the patient’s chest and later invented the stethoscope?
Dates: 11/01/09 - 11/07/09 Averages Totals
63.6%
Yes
Status: Closed 36.3%
No
Poll: The United States Food and Drug Administration approved the sale of oral contraceptives in 1980.
Dates: 10/25/09 - 10/31/09 Averages Totals
35.2%
Yes
Status: Closed 64.7%
No
Poll: French doctors announced the implantation of the first nuclear-powered pacemaker with a radioisotope thermoelectric generator, in 1970, which eliminated the need to replace batteries.
Dates: 10/18/09 - 10/24/09 Averages Totals
28.5%
Yes
Status: Closed 71.4%
No
Poll: Francis D. Clarke and M.G. Foster patented one of the first electrical hearing aids in 1880.
Dates: 10/11/09 - 10/17/09 Averages Totals
84.6%
Yes
Status: Closed 15.3%
No
Poll: In 1975, United States researchers at the National Cancer Institute identified the AIDS virus and announced a blood test that detected exposure to the virus.
Dates: 10/04/09 - 10/10/09 Averages Totals
20%
Yes
Status: Closed 80%
No
Poll: John Lambert Richmond performed the first successful cesarean section in the United States in 1813.
Dates: 09/27/09 - 10/03/09 Averages Totals
44.4%
Yes
Status: Closed 55.5%
No
Poll: Did you know that in 1902, French scientists Pierre and Marie Curie isolated pure radium, which was subsequently used for cancer treatment?
Dates: 09/20/09 - 09/26/09 Averages Totals
80.9%
Yes
Status: Closed 19.0%
No
Poll: Insulin, discovered by James D. Watson, became available for general use in the treatment of diabetes in 1953.
Dates: 09/13/09 - 09/19/09 Averages Totals
35.7%
Yes
Status: Closed 64.2%
No
Poll: In 1987, the United States department of Commerce sanctioned patents for new forms of animal life developed through gene spi9lciingand genetic engineering.
Dates: 09/06/09 - 09/12/09 Averages Totals
100%
Yes
Status: Closed 0%
No
Poll: George F. Dick and Gladys Dick developed an antitoxin for scarlet fever in 1967.
Dates: 08/30/09 - 09/05/09 Averages Totals
50%
Yes
Status: Closed 50%
No
Poll: The Philadelphia Dispensary, which gave free medicine to the poor, was opened by John Allen in 1779.
Dates: 08/23/09 - 08/29/09 Averages Totals
66.6%
Yes
Status: Closed 33.3%
No
Poll: Surgeons at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Yonkers, New York, successfully repaired a stab wound that penetrated the heart in 1908.
Dates: 08/16/09 - 08/22/09 Averages Totals
76.1%
Yes
Status: Closed 23.8%
No
Poll: Did you know that in 1973, the Food and Drug Administration recalled diet foods containing amphetamine because of the potential abused and possible link to brain damage?
Dates: 08/09/09 - 08/15/09 Averages Totals
41.1%
Yes
Status: Closed 58.8%
No
Poll: Did you know that in 1983, the world’s first artificial heart, made of silicone, was implanted in a human by Denton, A. Cooley?
Dates: 08/02/09 - 08/08/09 Averages Totals
18.1%
Yes
Status: Closed 81.8%
No
Poll: Ether was first used successfully as anesthesia by Crawford Long at Jefferson, Georgia, for the removal of a neck tumor, in 1786.
Dates: 07/26/09 - 08/01/09 Averages Totals
52.6%
Yes
Status: Closed 47.3%
No
Poll: Simon Flexner, Director of the Rockefeller Institute in New York City, discovered that poliovirus caused infantile paralysis in 1911.
Dates: 07/19/09 - 07/25/09 Averages Totals
60%
Yes
Status: Closed 40%
No
Poll: The first blood bank in the United States was established by the Cook County Hospital in New York City in 1957.
Dates: 07/12/09 - 07/18/09 Averages Totals
44.4%
Yes
Status: Closed 55.5%
No
Poll: The first American nurses’ magazine, The Nightingale, was published in Philadelphia in 1977.
Dates: 07/05/09 - 07/11/09 Averages Totals
47.0%
Yes
Status: Closed 52.9%
No
Poll: Did you know that in 1914, Gustave le Filiatre successfully separates conjoined twins in Paris, France?
Dates: 06/28/09 - 07/04/09 Averages Totals
31.5%
Yes
Status: Closed 68.4%
No
Poll: The first commercial diagnostic blood test for the AIDS virus was approved by the United States department of Health and Human Services in 1985.
Dates: 06/21/09 - 06/27/09 Averages Totals
63.6%
Yes
Status: Closed 36.3%
No
Poll: Stanford University biochemists reported the production of synthetic DNA in August 1987.
Dates: 06/14/09 - 06/20/09 Averages Totals
30%
Yes
Status: Closed 70%
No
Poll: In 1985, doctors at Finders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Australia, announced the first successful use of a frozen egg for in vitro fertilization.
Dates: 06/07/09 - 06/13/09 Averages Totals
63.6%
Yes
Status: Closed 36.3%
No
Poll: The first radioactive isotope medication, phosphorous 61, was administered to a patient with brain cancer, in Berkeley, California.
Dates: 05/31/09 - 06/06/09 Averages Totals
50%
Yes
Status: Closed 50%
No
Poll: In 1954, the first successful kidney graft was performed between twenty-one-year-old donor-recipient identical twins at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.
Dates: 05/24/09 - 05/30/09 Averages Totals
100%
Yes
Status: Closed 0%
No
Poll: Dried human blood serum was prepared for the first time, at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.
Dates: 05/17/09 - 05/23/09 Averages Totals
11.1%
Yes
Status: Closed 88.8%
No
Poll: The first heart operation for the relief of angina pectoris was performed at Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio in 195, by surgeon Claude S. Beck.
Dates: 05/10/09 - 05/16/09 Averages Totals
50%
Yes
Status: Closed 50%
No
Poll: Howard W. Florey and Ernest Chain conducted the first successful clinical trial of penicillin at Oxford, England, in 1923.
Dates: 05/03/09 - 05/09/09 Averages Totals
20%
Yes
Status: Closed 80%
No
Poll: The first hospital in the United States, the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, opened in 1941 and was founded by Benjamin Franklin.
Dates: 04/26/09 - 05/02/09 Averages Totals
7.14%
Yes
Status: Closed 92.8%
No
Poll: Did you know that in 1932, James B. Herrick produced in Chicago the first electrocardiogram showing heart malfunction?
Dates: 04/19/09 - 04/25/09 Averages Totals
77.7%
Yes
Status: Closed 22.2%
No
Poll: Did you know that in 1984, an infertile woman gave birth to the first baby born by means of an implanted donor embryo?
Dates: 04/12/09 - 04/18/09 Averages Totals
46.6%
Yes
Status: Closed 53.3%
No
Poll: The United States Army Nurse Corps was established as a permanent organization in 1987.
Dates: 04/05/09 - 04/11/09 Averages Totals
62.5%
Yes
Status: Closed 37.5%
No
Poll: In 1893, the first annual meeting of the American Anti-Vivisection Society was held in Miami, Fl.
Dates: 03/29/09 - 04/04/09 Averages Totals
75%
Yes
Status: Closed 25%
No
Poll: American physician Emil H. Grubbe first used x-ray treatment for breast cancer in 1896.
Dates: 03/22/09 - 03/28/09 Averages Totals
41.1%
Yes
Status: Closed 58.8%
No
Poll: Did you know that in 1988, researchers at Harvard reported that a single aspirin tablet every other day seemed to prevent heart attacks in healthy men?
Dates: 03/15/09 - 03/21/09 Averages Totals
76.1%
Yes
Status: Closed 23.8%
No
Poll: In Roe v. Wade, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states may not prevent a woman from obtaining an abortion during the first six months of pregnancy, in 1954.
Dates: 03/08/09 - 03/14/09 Averages Totals
37.7%
Yes
Status: Closed 62.2%
No
Poll: Did you know that the Altoona Hospital in Altoona, Pennsylvania, was the first hospital to use social security numbers as a record-keeping system?
Dates: 03/01/09 - 03/07/09 Averages Totals
14.2%
Yes
Status: Closed 85.7%
No
Poll: In 1987, geneticists succeeded in tracing the human lineage back to one common ancestor who lived approximately 7 million years ago in Africa.
Dates: 02/22/09 - 02/28/09 Averages Totals
61.9%
Yes
Status: Closed 38.0%
No
Poll: “The Seeing Eye,” the first organization to train guide dogs for the blind, was incorporated in Nashville, Tennessee, and Morristown, New Jersey, in 1929.
Dates: 02/15/09 - 02/21/09 Averages Totals
71.4%
Yes
Status: Closed 28.5%
No
Poll: In 1976, the United States Food and Drug Administration banned red Dye No. 40 in foods, drugs, and cosmetics, after it was linked to cancer in laboratory animals.
Dates: 02/08/09 - 02/14/09 Averages Totals
60%
Yes
Status: Closed 40%
No
Poll: In 1987, genetics succeeded in tracing the human lineage to one common ancestor who lived approximately 200,000 years ago in Africa
Dates: 02/01/09 - 02/07/09 Averages Totals
54.5%
Yes
Status: Closed 45.4%
No
Poll: Luther L. Terry, Surgeon General of the United States, reported that cigarette smoking was hazardous to health in 1984.
Dates: 01/25/09 - 01/31/09 Averages Totals
52.6%
Yes
Status: Closed 47.3%
No
Poll: The first x-ray photo, showing a bullet wound through the hand of a corpse, was made in the United States by Henry Louis Smith, in 1986.
Dates: 01/18/09 - 01/24/09 Averages Totals
52.5%
Yes
Status: Closed 47.5%
No
Poll: Stanford University reported the isolation of the polio virus in 1927.
Dates: 01/11/09 - 01/17/09 Averages Totals
100%
Yes
Status: Closed 0%
No
Poll: On January 2, 1938, Philip Blaiberg underwent the first successful human heart transplant, performed by Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa.
Dates: 01/04/09 - 01/10/09 Averages Totals
0%
Yes
Status: Closed 0%
No
Poll: The "March of Dimes" campaign to fight polio was organized as an outgrowth of President Harry Truman's Warm Springs foundation in 1938.
Dates: 12/29/08 - 1/03/09 Averages Totals
50%
Yes
Status: Closed 50%
No
Poll: The first trial of cortisone for the treatment of RA was conducted at the Mayo Clinic in 1948
Dates: 12/21/08 - 12/27/08 Averages Totals
87.5%
Yes
Status: Closed 12.5%
No
Poll: Did you know Postgraduate Medicine was the creation of Charles W. Mayo, M.D?
Dates: 12/14/08 - 12/20/08 Averages Totals
33.3%
Yes
Status: Closed 66.6%
No
Poll: The Federal Security Agency of The USA changed its name to Department of Health Education and Welfare?
Dates: 12/07/08 - 12/13/08 Averages Totals
33.3%
Yes
Status: Closed 66.6%
No
Poll: The World Health Organization was confirmed as an agency of the United Nations to promote worldwide improved health.
Dates: 11/30/08 - 12/06/08 Averages Totals
100%
Yes
Status: Closed 0%
No
Poll: How important is it that a treatment guideline carry a formal society endorsement?
Dates: 11/23/08 - 11/29/08 Averages Totals
50%
Yes
Status: Closed 50%
No
Poll: Does your hospital or organization have an established safety protocol for the staff to follow?
Dates: 11/16/08 - 11/22/08 Averages Totals
83.3%
Yes
Status: Closed 16.6%
No
Poll: Do you think the government is doing a good job with healthcare reform?
Dates: 11/09/08 - 11/15/08 Averages Totals
15.3%
Yes
Status: Closed 84.6%
No