Cover-1.jpgMay 2013 | Volume 96 | Issue 5

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

PAD: Shining light on a neglected condition 
Perhipheral artery disease has been long underappreciated. But researchers are working to change that.
BY KATE LEDGER


FEATURES

Saving life and limb
Vascular surgeons take pride in their specialty.
BY SARAH T. WILLIAMS

Fast-acting treatment 
Minnesota’s proposed acute stroke system calls on outlying hospitals to become “stroke-ready.”
BY JEANNE METTNER

Leg work 
What’s behind the upsurge in vein clinics?
BY PHOEBE LARSON


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

A Primer on Vasculitis
BY KENNETH J. WARRINGTON, M.D., AND ERIC L. MATTESON, M.D., M.P.H.

Vascular Malformations of the Brain 
BY ERIC S. NUSSBAUM, M.D.

The Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Plan 2011-2020: A Progress Report 
BY STANTON SHANEDLING, PH.D., M.P.H., AND SUELING SCHARDIN, R.D., M.P.H.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in the Hospital Setting: A Case Report and Review 
BY PEZHMAN ROOHANI, M.D., MANISH K. SAHA, M.D., AND MICHAEL ROSENBLOOM, M.D.


DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note

Letters

Pulse 
Stroke survivors cope over coffee, discharged patients return to the ER, another reason to eat tomatoes

The Physician Advocate 
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
Minnesota’s Carol Backstrom on health care for everyone, news briefs, putting an end to the blame game


COMMENTARY

Industrial silica sand mining and its potential public health risks 
Further study is needed before expanding the industry in Minnesota.
BY WAYNE L. FEYEREISN M.D., FACP

Meeting the Million Hearts goal 
What HealthPartners is doing and what others can learn from our experience.
BY THOMAS E. KOTTKE, M.D., M.S.P.H., MICHAEL P. MCGRAIL, M.D., AND NICOLAAS P. PRONK, PH.D.


END NOTE

The Day You Died 
A POEM BY HECTOR MICHELENA, M.D.