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Oxybutynin Frequently Used for Overactive Bladder in U.S. Elderly

March 27, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Despite known adverse effects, including cognitive decline, oxybutynin most frequently prescribed Read article

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ACC: Meds Targeting PCSK9 Show Benefit for High-Risk Patients

March 17, 2017 Evolocumab and inclisiran inhibit proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9

ACC: Antithrombotic Benefit Found Lacking in Low-Risk A-Fib

March 17, 2017 Researchers found low-risk patients fared better without any antithrombotic therapy

AAOS: SSRI Use Linked to Lower Risk of Revision in THA, TKA

March 14, 2017 Significantly lower risk of revisions, aseptic revisions; no reduction in risk of prosthetic joint infections

AAOS: Few Hip Fracture Patients Take Vitamin D Consistently

March 14, 2017 Correlation for consistent supplementation with increase in physical component of the SF-12 score

Just One Severe Hypoglycemia Episode May Up Mortality in T2DM

March 13, 2017 Researchers also found an increase in cardiovascular disease odds

ACC: Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Benefit Men’s Hearts

March 10, 2017 Men taking PDE5 inhibitors have reduced risk of death within three years of first MI

ACC: Cannabis Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke, Heart Failure

March 10, 2017 Cannabis associated with 26 percent increased risk of stroke, 10 percent increased risk of heart failure

ACC: Sodium Intake Rising Among Patients With HTN

March 09, 2017 Average sodium intake more than double recommended daily limit for these patients

ACC: Younger MI Patients More Likely to Have Low HDL, High LDL

March 09, 2017 Different measures may be required to accurately identify MI risk in this age group

SIR: Children With Migraine Can Benefit From Nasal Nerve Block

March 06, 2017 Local anesthetic is administered to the sphenopalatine ganglion via nasal catheters

ASA: Male Stroke Patients Twice As Likely to Get Timely tPA

February 24, 2017 Researchers not sure why the disparity exists

ASA: Pre-Hospital tPA May Reduce Stroke Disability

February 24, 2017 Findings for patients given tPA in a mobile stroke unit

ASA: Not Enough Stroke Patients Being Treated With tPA

February 23, 2017 Minorities, women, seniors on Medicare, rural residents less likely to be diagnosed in time for tPA

ASCO: Pembrolizumab Is Good Second-Line Tx in Urothelial CA

February 21, 2017 Findings for patients with advanced urothelial CA that recurred or progressed after platinum-based chemo

ASCO: Taking Abiraterone Acetate With Low-Fat Meal Can Cut Cost

February 20, 2017 Research indicates high-fat meals raise levels of the drug more unpredictably