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In the Journals

Moderate carbohydrate intake optimal for health, longevity

August 16, 2018
Patients with moderate consumption of carbohydrates had the lowest mortality risk and highest life expectancy compared with high and low consumption…

Whole genome-based antigen testing may improve transfusion outcomes

August 15, 2018
A whole genome-based approach to antigen matching of patients with blood donors may represent a novel method to improve blood transfusion outcomes…

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ranked best cancer hospital in country

August 14, 2018
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has retained its distinction as the No. 1 cancer hospital in the country. MD Anderson tops U.S
In the Journals

Tailored interventions improve medication adherence

August 7, 2018
A multicomponent, technologically enabled intervention led by pharmacists improved medication adherence for diabetes, hyperlipidemia and…

Debate Continues Over Pharmacology Regimen in AF After PCI

Cardiology Today's Intervention, July/August 2018
One of the most contentious questions in interventional cardiology right now is what to do with the patient who has atrial fibrillation and then also…
Cover Story

A Balancing Act

Cardiology Today's Intervention, July/August 2018
For patients undergoing PCI, dual antiplatelet therapy plays an important role in preventing thrombotic events. For some patients, however…
In the Journals Plus

Diet soft drinks linked to reduced colon cancer recurrence, mortality

July 19, 2018
Patients with advanced colon cancer who drank artificially sweetened soft drinks had a reduced risk for recurrence and cancer-specific mortality…
In the Journals Plus

Checkpoint inhibitors improve survival for metastatic melanoma with brain metastases

July 12, 2018
Treatment with checkpoint blockade immunotherapy more than doubled the rate of 4-year OS among patients with melanoma and metastatic brain…
Cover Story

Low-dose anticoagulation shows promise beyond stroke, VTE prevention

Cardiology Today, July 2018
Use of oral anticoagulants is expanding beyond stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism prevention to…
Cover Story

Youth sport superspecialization: A path to injuries, burnout

Orthopedics Today, June 2018
When it comes to youth sports, often it is all about “keeping up with the Joneses.” Young athletes are specializing in a single sport at…
The Take Home

The Take Home: ACC

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2018
The American College of Cardiology Scientific Session was held March 10-12, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, and as usual it offered a plethora of new…

The Promise of Atherectomy for Cardiac and Peripheral Procedures

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2018
In this issue of Cardiology Today’s Intervention, we have a packed issue with a lot of great content. The Cover Story focuses on atherectomy…
Meeting News

IAS 2018: Advances, collaboration in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases

April 26, 2018
BOSTON — Rheumatologists, gastroenterologists, dermatologists, immunologists and other health care providers who care for patients with…

Updates, Tips and Tricks in the Ever-Changing Landscape of Upper GI Bleeds

Healio Gastroenterology, April 2018
John R. Saltzman, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE, AGAF
As technology improves and patients enter our care with more advanced bleeds and more co-morbidities than ever before, endoscopists must stay on top…
In the JournalsPerspective

Experts express concerns about FDA precertification program for health apps

April 10, 2018
In a new commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine, experts suggest that the FDA’s Digital Health Software Precertification Program…

Healthy sleep habits, positions essential in managing sleep apnea in pregnancy

March 28, 2018
Obstructive sleep apnea is common during pregnancy, with prevalence estimates ranging from 10.5% in the first trimester to 26.7% in the third…
Meeting News

Most PCPs reluctant to prescribe acne treatments

March 16, 2018
A Best Practice Advisory tool that is part of the EPIC electronic health record system failed to change most primary care physician behaviors when it…
Cover Story

Nonobstructive CAD remains vexing, especially in women

Cardiology Today, March 2018
Evidence of myocardial ischemia with nonobstructive CAD is a major clinical problem that affects more women than men. It is now evident that coronary…
In the JournalsPerspective

Triptan poses low risk for serotonin syndrome in patients with migraines, depression

February 27, 2018
Patients using antidepressants who also used triptans to treat migraines had a low risk for serotonin syndrome, according to findings recently…
In the Journals

Probenecid linked to decreased CVD risk in patients with gout

February 26, 2018
Patients with gout who were treated with probenecid had a modestly decreased risk for cardiovascular events including myocardial infarction, stroke…