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APOE Allele Type Tied to Mortality Risk

September 22, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. No racial difference in the association between these alleles and mortality Read article


Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers’ Prices

September 20, 2017 Evidence seen for specialists in markets with high provider, insurer concentration

Type 2 Myocardial Infarction Definition Impacts Prognosis

September 20, 2017 Use of method that does not require coronary artery disease linked to lower mortality rate

Attempts to Prevent Tongue Swallowing Hinder Resuscitation

September 20, 2017 In 17 videos, initial intervention after athlete collapse was attempt to prevent tongue swallowing

Multicomponent Intervention Linked to Greater Drop in BP

September 19, 2017 Intervention beneficial over 18 months for low-income adults in Argentina with uncontrolled HTN

Deaths, Cardiac Arrest Not Rare in Triathlon Participants

September 19, 2017 Incidence of death or cardiac arrest 1.74 per 100,000 participants; higher incidence in men, with age

ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide

September 19, 2017 Legalization would affect trust in the patient-physician relationship, and in the medical profession

Anagliptin Effect on LDL in T2DM Via ApoB-100 Synthesis

September 19, 2017 Improvement appears mediated, at least in part, through suppression of apoB-100 synthesis

Postmarketing Adverse Events Low for CardioMEMS HF System

September 18, 2017 Of the 5,500 implants during the first three years after FDA approval, 155 reports described 177 events

Greater Benefit for Pioglitazone in High-Risk Patients Post Stroke

September 18, 2017 Patients at higher risk for stroke or MI derive greater benefit from pioglitazone versus low-risk patients

Physicians Tweeting About Drugs May Have Conflict of Interest

September 15, 2017 Physicians with financial conflict of interest often mention specific drugs for which they have a conflict

Lower Mortality Risk Seen With Statin Use in Older Men

September 15, 2017 Also tied to a non-significant lower risk of cardiovascular disease events

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks

September 15, 2017 Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours

‘Science Spin’ Found Prevalent in Biomedical Literature

September 15, 2017 Nature of spin varies, with highest variability in prevalence of spin seen in trials

Hospital Quality Independently Impacts Readmission Rates

September 15, 2017 Readmission rates differ for patients with similar diagnoses admitted to best versus worst hospitals

Ablating Non-Pulmonary Vein Triggers Improves A-Fib Outcome

September 14, 2017 Success rate 81 percent for those with, 8 percent for those without non-pulmonary vein ablation