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Perioperative aspirin reduces risk of death, MI versus placebo

November 13, 2017

Read the Perspective from Grant Reed, MD

After noncardiac surgery, low-dose aspirin therapy reduced the risk of death and nonfatal myocardial infarction in patients with prior percutaneous coronary intervention compared with placebo, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Noncardiac surgery is common, with more than 200 million annual procedures worldwide,” Michelle M. Graham, MD, from the University of Alberta and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, and colleagues wrote. “Despite the benefits of noncardiac surgery, major perioperative cardiovascular complications occur and are associated with mortality, prolonged hospitalization, and costs.”

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Men more likely than women to receive bystander CPR

November 12, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Men are more likely to receive bystander CPR in public locations than women and had increased survival after the lifesaving measure, according to…
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Shorter ED visits for low-risk patients with MI symptoms confer health care savings

November 3, 2017
Early discharge for low-risk patients with a possible acute MI, which was determined by a modified risk stratification tool, resulted in a shorter hospital stay and…
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Afternoon surgical AVR confers fewer cardiac events

October 27, 2017
Patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement in the afternoon had a lower risk for perioperative myocardial injury than those who…
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Best of the Day™: Highlights in IBD from the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017

Supported by educational grants from: Celgene Corporation and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Since the introduction of newer targeted therapies, approaches to the treatment of IBD have grown significantly more…
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Chapter 5: Dysplasia And Colorectal Cancer

From Clinical Challenges and Complications of IBD
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