09 March 2010

EMR; fMRI; Alzheimer and smoking

Alexander Friedman: "Today’s electronic medical records are written for the benefit of insurance companies, which scrutinize each doctor’s note carefully for billing purposes."

Puzzlingly High Correlations in fMRI Studies: Watch those fMRI studies. Some are reporting correlations not only too high to be believed, but higher than possible.

Cigarette Smoking is a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's Disease: An Analysis Controlling for Tobacco Industry Affiliation: Tobacco company-sponsored studies report lower correlations between smoking and getting Alzheimer's. He who pays the piper calls the tune.

Zamboni hits a bump

Two serious adverse events, Stanford halts CCSVI procedure.

Where will new treatments for stroke come from

by Howells and Donnan. Includes a table with NNT data for stroke treatments.

McDonald criteria 2001