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Anticoagulation appears safe, effective in patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis

July 30, 2015

Patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis have a substantial, long-term risk for other thrombotic events that can be further increased by underlying conditions, although this risk may be reduced with anticoagulation therapy, results in JAMA Internal Medicine show.

“Our data suggest that the risk of thrombotic events, mainly recurrent [splanchnic vein thrombosis] or venous thrombosis in other sites, is substantial and nearly doubles the risk of major bleeding events,” the researchers wrote. “In addition, case fatality rates of vascular thrombotic events more than doubled the case fatality rates of hemorrhage.”

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High levels, gradual increases of sodium raise BP, hypertension risk

July 29, 2015
High and gradually increasing levels of dietary sodium intake were both associated with future BP increases and hypertension, according to the results of an…
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Noninvasive test chosen in most cases of suspected CAD

July 29, 2015
Three out of four patients with new symptoms suggestive of CAD underwent noninvasive testing during their first examination, according to results of a real-world…
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Physicians-in-training likely to order brand-name statins when supervisors prefer them

July 29, 2015
Supervising physicians’ prescribing of brand-name statins appears to have a significant influence on first-year residents’ prescription habits, according to…
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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015
Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of…
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The Patient With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

July 17, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In this video, Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, FAAP, FAAC, medical director of HF/transplantation at…
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PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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