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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: 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

ASN: Difelikefalin Improves Itch in CKD-Linked Pruritus

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

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

Chemical Analysis Links Kratom to Cases of Severe Liver Injury

November 08, 2019 Patients used kratom for psychotropic effects and joint pain; injury onset occurred after median of 22 days

Elexacaftor-Tezacaftor-Ivacaftor Efficacious for Cystic Fibrosis

November 01, 2019 Percentage of FEV1 higher at four weeks and through 24 weeks with treatment versus placebo

AAP: Antihistamine Use for Anaphylaxis May Delay Care Seeking

October 25, 2019 Odds of delay seeking medical care up with administration of antihistamines to child with anaphylaxis

CHEST: Flu Shots Benefit Patients Hospitalized With Pneumonia

October 23, 2019 Study shows that in-hospital influenza vaccination may lower costs, risk for readmission or death

ASA: Enhanced Recovery Program Cuts Opioid Use After Colorectal Surgery

October 22, 2019 Findings show colorectal surgical patients can better manage pain with fewer opioids

ASA: Opioid-Free Pediatric Tonsillectomy Feasible

October 22, 2019 Majority of children opioid-free intraoperatively do not need opioids postoperatively

ASA: Unnecessary Opioids Often Prescribed After C-Section

October 21, 2019 Change in computerized order sets reduces use of oxycodone to treat pain after cesarean delivery