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NOACs Show Lower Risk of Adverse Renal Outcomes in A-Fib

November 21, 2017. 12:00 PM CST. Compared with warfarin, dabigatran and rivaroxaban linked to lower risk of adverse renal outcomes Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Chronic Conditions Increasing Among Childbearing Women

November 20, 2017 Identification of at least one chronic condition rose from 66.9 to 91.8 per 1,000 delivery hospitalizations

Many Health Care Providers Work While Sick

November 17, 2017 Pharmacists and physicians have the highest frequency of working with influenza-like illness

Simple Checklist Can Identify Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines

November 17, 2017 Eight-item tool developed for clinicians to identify trustworthy, useful, and relevant guidelines

Intensive BP Control Lacks Benefit in Chronic Kidney Disease

November 17, 2017 Findings based on large, post-hoc analysis of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial

Docs’ Preparedness Influences Exercise Recommendations

November 17, 2017 Link between preparedness, chance of recommending physical activity for patients with disabilities

Allopurinol Has Little Benefit in Cardiac Syndrome X

November 17, 2017 No improvement in exercise capacity, coronary or peripheral endothelial function after six weeks

Heart Murmur Disappearance on Standing Can Rule Out Pathology

November 16, 2017 Disappearance of murmur that was present in supine position excludes pathologic murmur in children

Simpler Tool Promising for Atherosclerosis Prediction

November 16, 2017 Fuster-BEWAT score similar to ideal cardiovascular health score in predicting subclinical disease

Health Care Experts in Favor of Patient Contribution to Notes

November 15, 2017 With some cautions, experts are supportive of the OurNotes medical notes intervention

AHA: Noninvasive Testing Ups LOS in Patients With Chest Pain

November 15, 2017 Noninvasive testing with CCTA or stress testing also leads to more radiation exposure, greater cost

Perioperative Aspirin May Benefit Patients With Prior PCI

November 14, 2017 Aspirin tied to reduced risk of mortality, myocardial infarction for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery

Eating More Nuts Associated With Lower Heart Disease Risk

November 14, 2017 Both total intake of nuts and consumption of peanuts/tree nuts and walnuts tied to lower risk

Outcomes for Atrial Fibrillation Similar With Dabigatran, Warfarin

November 14, 2017 Ischemic stroke, extracranial bleeding rates similar; lower risk of intracranial bleeding with dabigatran

Thrombectomy May Be Best in Stroke Patients With Mismatch

November 13, 2017 Benefit for patients well six to 24 hours earlier with mismatch in clinical deficit severity, infarct volume

About 20 Percent of U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

November 13, 2017 Overall, 15.1 percent use cigarettes, with higher use among males, older adults, those with lower incomes