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In the Journals

Many people with mental health disorders do not receive treatment

June 14, 2019
Most U.S. adults with mental health disorders have not received treatment for their conditions in the last year, and treatment rates were especially…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Entrectinib induces ‘rapid and durable’ responses in pediatric tumors with gene fusions

May 16, 2019
Children with central nervous system or other solid tumors with specific gene fusions responded to treatment with the investigational tyrosine kinase…
Cover Story

A New Era for TAVR

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2019
Presentation of the PARTNER 3 and Evolut Low Risk trials at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session in March was met with a standing…
In the Journals

EXTEND: Initiating alteplase after traditional treatment window may reduce neurologic deficits

May 8, 2019
Patients with salvageable brain tissue who were assigned alteplase between 4.5 and 9 hours after the onset of an ischemic stroke or when they woke up…
Cover Story

A ‘win’ for TAVR signals paradigm shift in treatment of aortic stenosis

Cardiology Today, May 2019
Presentation of the PARTNER 3 and Evolut Low Risk trials at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session in March were met with a standing…
In the Journals

Arsenic exposure increases risk for LV hypertrophy, wall thickness

May 7, 2019
American Indian patients with minimal CV risk factors who were exposed to arsenic had an increase in left ventricular hypertrophy and LV wall…
In the Journals

Placebo-controlled, relapse prevention trials in schizophrenia may be unnecessary

April 10, 2019
In a viewpoint published in JAMA Psychiatry, experts from Columbia University wrote that placebo-controlled, relapse prevention studies for…
In the Journals

Breast cancer risk among BRCA carriers influenced by timing, number of pregnancies

March 25, 2019
The timing and number of full-term pregnancies appeared to influence the risk for breast cancer among women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, according…
The Big Picture

Peripheral, Structural Developments Poised to Change Practice

Cardiology Today's Intervention, March/April 2019
Lawrence Garcia, MD
In recent months, there have been many impressive CV advancements as several trials have shed light on issues affecting our patients that are…
Meeting News

CODIACS-QoL: Depression screening fails to improve quality of life post-ACS

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Patients with ACS who were screened for depression either with or without medical treatment upon diagnosis did not have a change…
Meeting News

Role of atherectomy in endovascular interventions up for debate

March 16, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Atherectomy appears to have its place in practice, but experts remain somewhat divided over how judiciously the procedure should…
FDA News

MitraClip now indicated in COAPT population

March 14, 2019
The FDA announced that it has approved a new indication for a transcatheter mitral valve repair device for the treatment of patients with HF and
Meeting News

Weight cycling confers poor CV health in women

March 7, 2019
Women who had a history of weight cycling had poorer CV health and were less likely to meet the BMI metric from the American Heart…
In the Journals

Shift to minimally invasive surgery for endometrial cancer linked to fewer complications

March 7, 2019
A shift from open surgery to minimally invasive surgical approaches for early-stage endometrial cancer appeared associated with a significantly…
FDA News

FDA clears drug-free test for CAD severity

March 5, 2019
Abbott announced that the FDA has cleared its diagnostic test that can identify the extent of coronary artery stenosis without the administration of…
In the Journals

Sacituzumab govitecan shows practice-changing potential in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer

February 28, 2019
Sacituzumab govitecan induced durable responses in patients with heavily pretreated metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, according to results of…
In the JournalsPerspective

Lymphadenectomy fails to extend survival, linked to more complications in ovarian cancer

February 27, 2019
Systematic pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy failed to improve survival among women with
In the Journals

Artificially sweetened beverages increase risk for stroke in women

February 14, 2019
Patients who had a high intake of artificially sweetened beverages had increased risks for stroke, CHD, small artery occlusion ischemic stroke and…
Cover Story

Minimally invasive cervical cancer surgery may promote disease recurrence; professionals urge patience

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2019
Minimally invasive surgeries have emerged as often-preferable alternatives to open surgeries for a variety of malignancies, due to the lower risk for…
Meeting News

Spike in infective endocarditis-related stroke coincides with opioid abuse rise

February 6, 2019
A sharp increase in U.S. hospitalization rates for stroke from opioid-related infective endocarditis since 2008 has coincided with the rise of the…