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Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Nighttime Urination

March 28, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Researchers find nocturia reduced when CPAP is used Read article

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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

DEX Doesn’t Reduce Mortality in Those With Sepsis on Ventilator

March 23, 2017 Dexmedetomidine also did not reduce ventilator-free days for sepsis patients on mechanical ventilation

Intensive Strategy Addresses Hypoxemia After Cardiac Surgery

March 22, 2017 Intensive alveolar recruitment strategy linked to less severe pulmonary complications 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

Raised CTCs Precede Recurrence in Locally-Advanced NSCLC

March 20, 2017 Fifteen of 20 patients with recurrence had increase in circulating tumor cell counts post chemoradiation

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

ACC: Exercise May Improve Prognosis of Hypertrophic CM

March 17, 2017 Moderate-intensity exercise linked to increase in exercise capacity at 16 weeks versus usual activity

ACC: TAVR Noninferior to Surgery for Severe Aortic Stenosis

March 17, 2017 Unique set of adverse events for each procedure among patients at intermediate surgical risk

AAOS: Home Beats Inpatient Rehab Post Joint Arthroplasty

March 16, 2017 Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home versus an inpatient facility

AAOS: Osteoporosis Fractures More Often Fatal for Men

March 15, 2017 Mortality rate 18.7 percent for men, 13.9 percent for women year after fracture

AAOS: Informed Decision Making Ups QoL After Orthopedic Surgery

March 14, 2017 Patients meeting criteria for informed, patient-centered decisions have better overall QoL

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