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Depression, Antidepressant Use May Up Risk of A-Fib

March 22, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. CES-D ≥16, antidepressant use each associated with higher incidence of atrial fibrillation Read article


Cryoablation of Posterior Vagal Trunk Feasible in Obesity

March 21, 2018 Technical success rate 100 percent in 10 subjects; no procedure-related complications, adverse events

Geniculate Artery Embolization Promising in Knee Osteoarthritis

March 19, 2018 Improvement in pain at one month; decrease in global WOMAC score in eight patients after GAE

MRI-Targeted Biopsy Noninferior for Prostate Cancer Detection

March 19, 2018 Clinically significant cancer detected in more men in MRI-targeted biopsy versus standard-biopsy group

ENDO: Low Sperm Count Tied to Worse Cardiometabolic Health

March 19, 2018 Low sperm counts linked to hypogonadism, higher BMI, hypertension, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome

ENDO: Drug Shows Promise As Effective Male Birth Control

March 19, 2018 Dimethandrolone undecanoate lowers testosterone; well tolerated, mild effects of weight gain, lower HDL

ACC: Low-Dose Triple Combo Pill Effective for Rapid BP Control

March 14, 2018 Greater chance of achieving blood pressure target level with combo pill strategy versus usual care

ACC: Lasting Superiority for Centrifugal-Flow Pump in Heart Failure

March 13, 2018 Magnetically levitated centrifugal-flow pump beats mechanical bearing axial-flow pump at two years

ACC: Cocaine/Marijuana May Up Mortality in Younger MI Patients

March 13, 2018 Cocaine and/or marijuana use present in 10.7 percent of myocardial infarction patients age ≤50

ACC: Febuxostat Noninferior to Allopurinol for Gout, CVD

March 12, 2018 Noninferior for rates of adverse cardiovascular events; tied to higher all-cause, cardiovascular mortality

ACC: Carvedilol Doesn’t Prevent Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity

March 12, 2018 Carvedilol does not prevent reduction in LVEF in breast cancer but is linked to lower troponin I levels

AAOS: Participation in Sports Safe After Total Knee Arthroplasty

March 06, 2018 Only 3 patients in sports cohort had further operative intervention; no component revisions performed

AAOS: Stem Cell Tx for Knee OA Costs About $5,000 Per Injection

March 06, 2018 High cost, rapidly expanding use despite low-level evidence; mean marketed clinical efficacy of 82.2%

AAOS: Football Is Leading Cause of Cervical Injury in U.S.

March 06, 2018 Incidence of injuries in males was 1.7 and 3.6 times greater than for females for neck sprains, fractures

AAN: High Fish Intake Linked to Reduced Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

March 02, 2018 Two tag SNPs in fatty acid desaturase gene 2 independently linked to reduced risk of MS

ACC: Dramatic Changes in Temperature Tied to STEMI Risk

March 01, 2018 The effect was exaggerated with larger average daily temperatures