Tag Archives: Mark

Interview with Medtronic’s Mark Pacyna on Approval of IN.PACT AV DCB for Failing AV Fistulae

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients experiencing kidney failure typically require hemodialysis in order to artificially remove fluid and waste from blood and maintain appropriate electrolyte concentrations. For many patients on hemodialysis, an arteriovenous (AV) fistula is created to link an artery to a vein. Veins are too fragile for frequent access, but arteries are too… Read More »

HHS names informatics pro Mark Roche as its CHIO

The Department of Health and Human Services now has a chief healthcare informatics officer with the appointment of Mark Roche, MD. HHS Administrator Seema Verma announced the choice of Roche, a physician informaticist. Roche began working this week and will be responsible for helping formulate and implement clinical and technical aspects of CMS’ interoperability strategy… Read More »

Dear Mark: Oxidative Priority Followup

Last week, Craig Emmerich graced us with a great post on the oxidative priority of various dietary fuel sources, namely fats, carbohydrates, and protein. If you haven’t had the chance to read through Craig’s post, definitely do. The visuals really drive home the point of fuel priority. Visuals appeal to me. They have a way… Read More »