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AAN: Apomorphine May Shorten ‘Off’ Time for Parkinson’s Patients

April 24, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Study finds apomorphine cuts the time until levodopa kicks in for those with advanced disease Read article

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ENDO: Corticosteroids Linked to Increased Risk of MetS

April 05, 2017 CS users had higher odds of metabolic syndrome, increased body mass index compared with nonusers

Trust, Communication Key to Optimal Heart Disease Care

April 04, 2017 These factors linked to patients' greater use of aspirin, statins, hypertension meds

AACR: Atezolizumab Aids Some With Triple-Negative Breast CA

April 03, 2017 A minority of women with triple-negative tumors responded to atezolizumab, but they responded well

AACR: Regular Aspirin Use Linked to Lower Cancer Mortality

April 03, 2017 Regular aspirin use linked to lower risk of dying from cancer, especially colorectal, breast, prostate cancer

AACR: Five-Year Survival 16 Percent With Nivolumab in NSCLC

April 03, 2017 Of the 16 patients who survived at least five years, nine were male, 12 were current smokers at baseline

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

March 27, 2017 Despite known adverse effects, including cognitive decline, oxybutynin most frequently prescribed

No Hemodynamic Benefit With Levosimendan After Cardiac Sx

March 23, 2017 No decrease in 30-day mortality for patients undergoing hemodynamic support after cardiac sx

2011 Norepinephrine Shortage Upped Mortality in Septic Shock

March 21, 2017 Patients with septic shock in hospitals affected by drug shortage had increased rate of in-hospital death

ACC: Rivaroxaban Beats Aspirin for Lower Risk of Recurrent VTE

March 20, 2017 Low dose cuts risk in equipoise for continued anticoagulation; rate of bleeding similar to aspirin

ACC: Guidelines Differ on Statin Eligibility for African-Americans

March 20, 2017 More African-Americans at high risk of CV events eligible for statin therapy under ACC/AHA guidelines

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