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Elevated waist-to-height ratio associated with pediatric psoriasis

September 30, 2016

Children with psoriasis were more likely to have elevated waist-to-height ratios compared with those with noninflammatory skin conditions, while the two cohorts did not significantly differ in metabolic syndrome or BMI-determined obesity, according to recent study data.

Researchers in Australia conducted a prospective study from Feb. 7, 2014, to July 15, 2015, of 208 children (mean age, 8.9 years; 110 girls) in a pediatric dermatology clinic and two private consultant rooms of specialist dermatologists. There were 135 children with psoriasis and 73 control patients with no inflammatory skin conditions.

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FDA designates VAD recalls as Class 1

September 30, 2016
Medtronic announced two previously voluntary recalls for a ventricular assist device system have been given a Class 1 classification by the FDA.
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Sex hormones fail to influence all-cause, CVD mortality in middle-aged men

September 30, 2016
Mortality and cardiovascular disease outcomes are not influenced by testosterone, dihydrotestosterone or estradiol in predominantly middle-aged men, study data show. …
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Majority of adverse events in clinical trials remain unpublished

September 30, 2016
A lower number and smaller range of adverse events were reported in published studies compared with those unpublished, according to data published in PLoS Medicine
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Proton pump inhibitors increase 2-year MACE risk in patients treated with clopidogrel, PCI

September 30, 2016
In clopidogrel-treated patients who undergo PCI, the use of proton pump inhibitors is associated with significantly higher 2-year adjusted risk for MACE and net adverse…
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Obesity rate triples, hypertension rate declines among Brazilian children

September 27, 2016
The rate of obesity among Brazilian school children has tripled in the past 3 decades, rising from 6% in 1986 to 18% in…
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September 20, 2016
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VIDEO: Strategies to prevent HF rehospitalization must transcend focus on 30-day readmission rates

September 18, 2016
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