WHO: TB burden not shrinking fast enough

September 18, 2018
Tuberculosis remains the top infectious disease killer in the world, killing more than 4,000 people daily. According to a new WHO report, the global…
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Duodenoscopes likely cause of first nosocomial mcr-1 transmission in US

September 18, 2018
Duodenoscopes were the likely cause of the first nosocomial transmission of the mobile colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in the United States…
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Nicotine replacement therapy safe for smokers hospitalized with CHD

September 18, 2018
The short-term use of nicotine replacement therapy among smokers hospitalized for CHD did not affect rates of mortality, length of stay or 1-month…
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Toxic metals increase risk for CVD, CHD

September 18, 2018
The risk for CVD and CHD increased with exposure to lead, arsenic, copper and cadmium, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published…
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Societies set guidelines for acute ischemic stroke interventions

September 18, 2018
Thirteen neurointerventional societies set guidelines for centers providing acute ischemic stroke interventions, including volume thresholds. Level…
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Biodegradable stents, bioresorbable scaffolds reduce risk for TLF

September 18, 2018
MUNICH — Results from three studies presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress found that biodegradable stents and bioresorbable…
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Cardiologists react to new Apple Watch ECG capabilities

September 18, 2018
Upon Apple’s announcement on Sept. 12 that the redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 will feature an electrical heart rate sensor that can take an…
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Study finds vaccine pipeline grossly underfunded

September 18, 2018
Global spending on research into “game-changing” products like vaccines for hepatitis C virus, HIV, malaria and tuberculosis is…
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Report details ‘concerning’ emergence of C. auris in New York

September 17, 2018
Health care facilities in New York City are experiencing a large, citywide outbreak of Candida auris at multiple health facilities, according…
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Irbesartan slows aortic root dilatation in Marfan syndrome

September 17, 2018
MUNICH — Irbesartan in standard doses is linked to a significant decrease in the rate of aortic dilatation in patients with Marfan syndrome…
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Aspirin fails to improve CV outcomes, raises hemorrhage risk in older adults

September 17, 2018
Among older adults, low-dose aspirin did not reduce CVD risk vs. placebo and conferred an increase in risk for major hemorrhage, according to results…
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Cath lab pre-activation beneficial but not routine in STEMI

September 17, 2018
Fewer than half of patients with STEMI who were transported by emergency medical services had catheterization laboratory pre-activation before they…
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Multifaceted approach required to fight CV consequences of obesity

September 17, 2018
Individual and community interventions are required to prevent CV consequences from the obesity epidemic, according to a review paper published as…
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Food insecurity associated with inflammation in US women with HIV

September 17, 2018
Food insecurity in women with HIV is associated with elevated levels of inflammation regardless of HIV control, according to study findings from the…
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Geographic range of H. capsulatum expands in US

September 17, 2018
The endemic range of Histoplasma capsulatum in the United States has spread into the upper Missouri River basin, with cases of histoplasmosis…
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Telehealth promotes antimicrobial stewardship in rural settings

September 16, 2018
Researchers tested the feasibility of using telehealth to promote antimicrobial stewardship at two rural Veterans Affairs medical centers, or VAMCs…
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Costs quadruple when SSIs develop after hip, knee replacements

September 15, 2018
The total 1-year health care cost for patients who develop complex surgical site infections, or SSIs, following hip and knee replacements is more…
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VIDEO: New treatment option for rare cardiomyopathy may 'change lives'

September 15, 2018
MUNICH — In this Cardiology Today video exclusive, Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, offers her highlights from the European Society of
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‘Opportunistic greed’: ID groups criticize Nostrum for nitrofurantoin price spike

September 14, 2018
The Infectious Diseases Society of America and HIV Medicine Association strongly criticized Nostrum Laboratories Inc. today for quadrupling the price…
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Financial incentives aid in LDL control in high CVD risk

September 14, 2018
A cost-effective intervention to control LDL in patients at high risk for CVD may be financial incentives for both patients and their physicians…
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