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Cardiac complicationsmay predict mortality from cirrhosis

September 20, 2017

Cardiovascular complications — including increased left atrial dimension and heart rate and reduced mean arterial pressure — may predict an increased risk for mortality among patients with cirrhosis, according to a recently published study.

“We performed a prospective study assessing the cardiac dimensions, systolic and diastolic function, and hemodynamic parameters in a large cohort of patients with different stages of cirrhosis using a noninvasive state-of-the-art echocardiography technique, with the aim of investigating the predictive values of these parameters in the clinical course of these patients,” Maurizio Cesari, MD, PhD, from the University of Padova, Italy, and colleagues wrote.

Trauma, PTSD had strong association with increased SLE risk

September 20, 2017
Women who experienced trauma or PTSD had a strong association with an increased risk for incident systemic lupus erythematosus, according to results published in…
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VIDEO: Bowman layer transplantation

September 20, 2017
Surgeons John Parker, MD, and Jack Parker, MD, perform Bowman layer transplantation in a surgical maneuver developed by Gerrit R.J. Melles, MD, PhD, of the…

Medtronic receives FDA approval for spinal cord simulator to manage chronic pain

September 20, 2017
Medtronic recently announced the FDA approval and U.S. launch of the Intellis platform for the management of chronic intractable pain. According to a company press…
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VIDEO: Top clinical challenges in major depression

September 20, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — In this video, Michael E. Thase, MD, of Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, discusses significant clinical challenges in major
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Back to the Future: Clinical Experience with and Access to Lipid-Lowering Agents of the Past, Present, and Future

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Amgen and Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

With each passing year we gain new insight and understanding around the clinical utilization of lipid-lowering…
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Effect of a Health Literacy–Considered Diabetes Self-Management Program for Older Adults in South Korea

Research in Gerontological Nursing, September/October 2017, Volume 10 Issue 5
The current randomized controlled study evaluated the effects of a health literacy–considered diabetes self-management…
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VIDEO: Smart journaling platform improves mental health patient engagement

September 17, 2017
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