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08/02/2011 - OSA and CV risk

posted Sep 20, 2011, 5:24 AM by Chief Resident   [ updated Sep 26, 2011, 5:03 PM by Purnema Madahar ]
So here we are, fully transitioned on the wards! I hope you all had a good first and second day. Hard, I suppose, with all these new patients and people. But hopefully also exciting, since it's the real thing afterall.
 
No disaster news has reached my ears, so I assume that in the grand scheme of things, you all did a great job with the transition!
 
A few logistics:
 
1. I'm not sure we were clear about this: the overnight intern should pick up her/his board at 7am after the night he/she was on call and pre-round on the old patients. Remember, day float is only coming in at 7:45 for walk rounds, so you need to pre-round.
 
2. Please make sure a member of the team goes to social work rounds; it seems that two teams didn't show up today.
 
3. Please apply for your NPI. Anna Manca has sent out instructions on how to. Ask me if you're lost.
 
4. Attached two papers on OSA and CV risk Neomi Shah talked about during noon conference. One of them the fairly famous Sleep Heart Health Study, the other one a Lancet paper showing that treatment alters that risk - important, as it's not a given that treating a risk factor actually changes outcomes!
 
I was quite intrigued about her mentioning that OSA might confer protection in an acute MI but couldn't find that paper - I'll ask her and forward it to you.

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