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Implantable Sensor Relays Real-Time Personal Health Info

March 22, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. Hydrogel scaffolds respond to concentration of analytes in the blood, including oxygen, CO2, glucose Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

Very Low-Calorie Diet Prompts Brief Heart Function Drop

February 07, 2018 44 percent rise in myocardial triglyceride content; tied to reduction in systolic, diastolic function

Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome Ups Risk of Recurrent Prostate Cancer

January 26, 2018 Following radical prostatectomy, higher BMI increases risk of recurrence for prostate cancer

Sleep Duration, Cycle Linked to Childhood Body Weight

January 26, 2018 Shorter sleep duration, more fragmented circadian rhythms, increased intradaily variability tied to BMI

ASA: Few Stroke Survivors Have Ideal Cardiovascular Health

January 25, 2018 Improved BP, cholesterol control from 1988-1994 to 2011-2014 but increases in obesity, diabetes

AHA: Statins Cut Risk of MACE in Patients With ASCVD Event

November 15, 2017 Reduced frequency of MACE for patients receiving statins, especially high-intensity statins

AHA/ACA Present New Blood Pressure Guidelines

November 14, 2017 New guidelines lower the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 hypertension to 130/80

AHA: Drinking Coffee May Cut Risk of Heart Failure, Stroke

November 13, 2017 Each additional cup consumed per week tied to a decrease in risk compared with no coffee intake

AHA: Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Up for Young With Diabetes

November 13, 2017 Increased risk seen for both all-cause mortality, sudden cardiac death in young people with diabetes

AAO: No Visual Acuity Change With Dexamethasone in DME

November 13, 2017 Visual acuity no better with dexamethasone added to ranibizumab in persistent diabetic macular edema

ASN: Caffeine Associated With Reduced Mortality in CKD

November 03, 2017 Chronic kidney disease patients in highest quartile of caffeine consumption have lowest risk for mortality

Yoga Plus Aerobics Beneficial in Coronary Heart Disease

October 20, 2017 Greater improvement in CHD risk factors for combined intervention versus either alone

CGM Use in Pregnancy Improves Neonatal Outcomes

September 18, 2017 No apparent benefit for continuous glucose monitoring for women planning pregnancy

AHA: Multifaceted Intervention Improves BP Control

September 18, 2017 Increase in BP control from 65.6% to 74.8%, with significant increase in control in 12 of 16 practices

AHA: Target Organ Damage From HTN Also Seen in Teenagers

September 18, 2017 Sixteen percent of teenagers had left ventricular hypertrophy with SBP below the 95th percentile

Exenatide Doesn’t Up Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM

September 14, 2017 Exenatide found to be non-inferior to placebo with respect to safety for patients with type 2 diabetes