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VIDEO: EMPA-REG, LEADER trial results produce ‘exciting time’ for diabetes care

July 29, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — The results of the EMPA-REG Outcome study and the LEADER trial have expanded physicians’ armamentariums to be able to decrease patients with diabetes risks for cardiovascular disease, according to Amisha Wallia, MD, MS, of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Alzheimer’s disease more likely in patients with cerebral vascular disease

July 29, 2016
Results from a cross-sectional study of older adults showed an association between cerebral vascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. “Both large and small…
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30-day readmission linked to mortality risk in Medicare patients with HF

July 29, 2016
Medicare-eligible patients hospitalized for HF had greater risk for all-cause mortality if they were readmitted within 30 days, according to new findings. During nearly…
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Rates of invasive treatment for cardiogenic shock lag in NY despite change in public reporting

July 29, 2016
Invasive treatment for patients with MI and cardiogenic shock has risen in New York state since such cases were removed from public reporting requirements, but still…
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Acute MI raises risk for long-term mortality in young patients

July 28, 2016
Younger patients with acute MI had a much higher risk for long-term mortality than a background population without MI matched for age, sex and follow-up year, according…
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