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DETO2X-SWEDEHEART: Oxygen treatment not beneficial in MI without hypoxemia

August 31, 2017
Supplemental oxygen treatment did not reduce 1-year all-cause mortality in patients with suspected MI without hypoxemia, according to the results of…
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Improvements in TKA implant design linked with decreased incidence of lateral release

August 24, 2017
Recently published results showed newer total knee implant designs led to a decrease in the incidence of lateral release to balance the…
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Seatbelts prevent more than 232 pediatric deaths each year

August 17, 2017
Although there was significant state-to-state variation in the cause of pediatric deaths resulting from motor vehicle crashes, a lack of restraints…
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Sleep disorders may increase cognitive decline

July 27, 2017
Individuals with sleep disordered breathing are more likely to have diminished cognition, including poorer attention, processing speed and memory…
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Hormone therapy for transgender adults poses potential CVD risks

July 25, 2017
Long-term cross-sex hormone therapy for transgender individuals is associated with potential cardiovascular risks, but also offers psychological…
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Duration of HF associated with variations in dyspnea, mortality

June 29, 2017
Patients with recently diagnosed HF had greater early dyspnea relief and improved survival after hospital discharge vs. those with chronic HF…
Meeting News

Mastectomy more common among US women with triple-negative breast cancer

June 4, 2017
CHICAGO — Women in the United States who underwent neoadjuvant therapy for triple-negative breast cancer appeared more likely than those in…

EnteroMedics acquires medical weight loss device

June 1, 2017
EnteroMedics Inc. announced that with the purchase of BarioSurg Inc., it has acquired the Gastric Vest System, an implanted medical device that wraps…
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No evidence of increased cardiovascular risk with tocilizumab vs TNF inhibitors

May 16, 2017
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found no evidence of an increased cardiovascular risk among patients who took tocilizumab vs…
Meeting News

Acid exposure predicts pulmonary decline after lung transplant

May 6, 2017
CHICAGO — Increased acid exposure time on reflux testing before lung transplantation predicts decline in pulmonary function after…
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New biomarker may predict gestational diabetes after failed glucose challenge test

May 1, 2017
Levels of the plasma glycated protein CD59 may help identify which women will develop gestational diabetes and those at risk for large for…
Cover Story

HFpEF: Prevalence, research on effective treatment options continue to grow

Cardiology Today, April 2017
About 6.5 million U.S. adults have HF, according to the most recent report from the American Heart Association. It is estimated that more than half…
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EpiPen settlement proposal not enough, researchers say

March 28, 2017
The $465 million settlement proposed by Mylan, the manufacturer of the epinephrine autoinjector EpiPen, to resolve its misclassification of EpiPen as…
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Paid malpractice claims among US physicians declined significantly

March 28, 2017
Between 1992 and 2014, there was a significant decline in paid malpractice claims, possibly due to several factors, including the passage of…
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About one in five Americans with RA gets tested for hepatitis B

March 24, 2017
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the overall hepatitis B testing rate was 20.3% in the United States and 24.5% in Taiwan, according to…
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Gastroenterologists Emerge as Key Players in Obesity Management

Healio Gastroenterology, March 2017
Gastroenterologists have not traditionally focused on the treatment of obesity, but times are changing. With obesity prevalence on the rise, an…
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Adjuvant chemotherapy improves OS in upper tract urothelial carcinoma

March 8, 2017
Adjuvant chemotherapy following radical nephroureterectomy prolonged survival by 1 year compared with observation in patients with upper tract…
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Cancer susceptibility mutations common in colorectal cancer

March 6, 2017
Nearly one in 10 patients with colorectal cancer harbored mutations in genes that may increase susceptibility to cancer, according to a study…
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Reminder devices not superior to usual care for medication adherence

February 28, 2017
Among nonadherent patients who were taking up to three medications for common chronic conditions, low-cost reminder devices did not improve adherence…
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Hypothyroidism increases metabolic syndrome risk in apparently healthy women

February 14, 2017
Worsening insulin resistance and higher cardiovascular disease risk were found in apparently healthy women with subclinical, hypothyroidism, study…