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Adherence to lipid-management guidelines benefits patients with CLI

May 23, 2017

Patients undergoing revascularization for critical limb ischemia had better mortality and major adverse limb event outcomes if they adhered to the statin intensity recommended in the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association lipid-management guidelines, researchers reported.

The researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent first-time endovascular or surgical revascularization for CLI — also called chronic limb-threatening ischemia — at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, between 2005 and 2014.

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Below-the-knee access in entire-limb DVT viable alternative

May 23, 2017
Below-the-knee access in entire-limb catheter-directed thrombolysis via a small saphenous vein or posterior tibial vein puncture is a safe and effective alternative to…

Federal budget proposal would deal ‘devastating blow’ to medical research

May 23, 2017
The Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget would decimate scientific research and innovation while jeopardizing millions of Americans’ access to…
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Multidisciplinary approach may lead to more insurance approvals for PCSK9 inhibitors

May 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — A multidisciplinary approach to prescribing PCSK9 inhibitors to patients resulted in a higher rate of insurance approvals, according to a poster…

ACP offers recommendations to Congress for health care reform

May 23, 2017
Today, the ACP released a new policy agenda containing several recommendations for Congress to improve American health care. The paper, titled A Prescription for a
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