Peter B Berger, MD

All posts by Peter B Berger, MD

April 15th, 2011

Harnessing the Power of the EMR for Clinical Research Recruiting

The days of passively recruiting for outpatient clinical trials by having a research coordinator in a clinic manually review charts to determine which patients are eligible will soon be over. How soon is hard to tell, but institutions like Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania, where I am Director of the Center for Clinical Studies (and […]

August 9th, 2010

The GP IIb/IIIa Inhibitor Wars: Not Ready To Surrender


Although two recent studies (EVA-MI and SCAAR) report that eptifibatide is as effective as abciximab with respect to myocardial reperfusion and clinical events in patients undergoing primary PCI, the thoughtful and balanced editorial accompanying them points out that the studies “ought not be considered convincing or as level 1 evidence” that the GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors […]