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AHA: Neurohormonal Blockade Beneficial for Patients With LVAD

November 19, 2019. 12:00 PM CST. At four years, survival better among patients with LVADs receiving any NHB medication at six months Read article

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AHA: Predictors for Meeting LDL-C, SBP Goals ID’d in ISCHEMIA

November 18, 2019 Older age, male sex, high-intensity statin use, lower baseline LDL-C predict LDL-C goal attainment

AHA: Many With Atherosclerotic CVD Not Meeting LDL-C Goals

November 15, 2019 Of those patients receiving only a statin, 67.0 percent did not achieve recommended LDL-C goal

AHA: Vitamin D, Omega-3 Do Not Cut Heart Failure Hospitalization

November 14, 2019 However, marine n-3 supplementation appears to reduce recurrent heart failure hospitalization

AHA: Risk for Death Cuts Benefit of Oral Anticoagulants for A-Fib

November 14, 2019 Findings seen among older patients with incident atrial fibrillation receiving warfarin or apixaban

ACR: Few Serious Infections Seen in Infants Exposed to non-TNFis, Tofacitinib

November 13, 2019 Findings observed for offspring of mothers receiving tofacitinib, non-TNFis for inflammatory disease

ASN: Encephalopathy Up in CKD Patients on Higher-Dose Baclofen

November 13, 2019 Risk for hospitalization with encephalopathy higher for baclofen starting dose of ≥20 versus <20 mg/day

AHA: Intensive BP Control May Increase Life Expectancy

November 13, 2019 Implementation of treatment according to ACC/AHA 2017 guidelines is cost-effective for high-risk

AHA: About One in Three With ASCVD Not Receiving Flu Shot

November 12, 2019 Vaccine coverage significantly lower among non-Hispanic blacks, those with lower education, income

ACAAI: Family History of Cancer Risk Factor for Childhood Asthma

November 12, 2019 More than 20 percent of those with family history of cancer had childhood asthma

ASN: Difelikefalin Improves Itch in CKD-Linked Pruritus

November 12, 2019 Findings seen among patients on hemodialysis with moderate-to-severe pruritus

ACR: Age at Psoriasis Onset Sets Course for Psoriatic Arthritis

November 12, 2019 Pustular psoriasis linked to arthritis onset two years earlier; increased delay seen for plaque psoriasis

ACR: Opioids Offer Only Minor Pain Relief in Osteoarthritis

November 12, 2019 Opioids have no impact on QoL or depression; smaller benefits seen for pain for strong versus weak opioids

AHA: Cardiovascular Risk Factors Tied to Increased Cancer Risk

November 12, 2019 Risk for subsequent cancer up with development of interim CV events, including heart failure, MI

AHA: Cannabis Use Disorder Tied to Arrhythmia Hospitalization

November 12, 2019 And, marijuana use associated with increased odds of young-onset stroke in individuals aged 18 to 44

ASN: Models Can Predict Risk for Incident Chronic Kidney Disease

November 08, 2019 Risk equations had median C-values of 0.845 and 0.801 for cohorts with, without diabetes, respectively