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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Prasugrel Associated With Increased Major Bleeding in High-Risk Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease

Aug. 31, 2015 — Prasugrel-based dual antiplatelet therapy is associated with increased major bleeding after stent implantation for high-risk patients with stable coronary artery disease, according to a secondary ... read more

Ticagrelor Administered in the Ambulance Reduces Ischaemic Events 24 Hours After PCI

Aug. 31, 2015 — Ticagrelor administered in the ambulance reduces ischaemic events 24 hours after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to new ... read more

Depressed Patients Have More Frequent Chest Pain Even in the Absence of Coronary Artery Disease

Aug. 31, 2015 — Depressed patients have more frequent chest pain even in the absence of coronary artery disease, according to results. The findings suggest that pain and depression may share a common neurochemical ... read more

Rapid, More Sensitive Test Speeds Up Chest Pain Triage

Aug. 30, 2015 — Patients arriving at the emergency department with chest pain suggestive of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can be triaged more quickly and more safely using a new rapid assay with refined ... read more

Refractory Cardiac Arrest Patients Brought to Hospital With Ongoing CPR Can Recover

Aug. 29, 2015 — Refractory cardiac arrest patients brought to hospital with ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can survive with good brain function, according to research in nearly 4,000 ... read more

Aug. 29, 2015 — Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to new ... read more

Important Steps Toward Developing a Blood Test to Catch Pancreatic Cancer Early

Aug. 28, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States and has a 5-year survival rate of only 6 percent, which is the lowest rate of all types of cancer.  ... read more

Lack of Folic Acid Enrichment in Europe Causes Mortality Among Fetuses

Aug. 28, 2015 — A new international study shows that 5,000 fetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system. Seventy percent of these pregnancies are ... read more

Brain Scans Predict Response to Antipsychotic Medications

Aug. 28, 2015 — Investigators have discovered that brain scans can be used to predict patients' response to antipsychotic drug ... read more

Brazil's National Oral Health Policy: An Example for Other Nations

Aug. 27, 2015 — Brazil is the only country with more than 200 million inhabitants that has a universal health system, funded by federal, state and municipal budgets. In recent decades, the system has evolved from an ... read more

Antibiotic Use Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Aug. 27, 2015 — People who developed type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to the diagnosis than people who did not have the condition, according to a new ... read more

Safety of Microfocused Ultrasound With Visualization in Darker Skin Types

Aug. 27, 2015 — Microfocused ultrasound treatment to tighten and lift skin on the face and neck appeared to be safe for patients with darker skin types in a small study that resulted in only a few temporary adverse ... read more

21-Gene Recurrence Score and Receipt of Chemotherapy in Patients With Breast Cancer

Aug. 27, 2015 — Use of the 21-gene recurrence test score was associated with lower chemotherapy use in high-risk patients and greater use of chemotherapy in low-risk patients compared with not using the test among a ... read more

Is Lack of Guidance on The Sunshine Act Hampering Publication of Clinical Trial Results?

Aug. 27, 2015 — A research article has concluded that a lack of professional guidance on how to interpret elements of The Physician Payments Sunshine Act (2010) may be having a “chilling effect” on physicians’ ... read more

Many Physicians Overestimate Their Ability to Assess Patients' Risk of Ebola

Aug. 27, 2015 — While most primary care physicians responding to a survey expressed confidence in their ability to identify potential cases of Ebola and communicate Ebola risks to their patients, when asked how they ... read more

Dry Eyes: Progress in Diagnosis and Treatment

Aug. 27, 2015 — Do you have problems with dry eyes? If so, you're not alone -- it's one of the most common reasons for patient visits to eye care professionals. Recent years have seen significant progress ... read more

Probiotics Show No Impact Preventing Gastrointestinal Colonization With Drug-Resistant Bugs in ICU

Aug. 27, 2015 — Probiotics show no benefit for preventing or eliminating gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant organisms in patients in the intensive care unit compared to standard care, according to new ... read more

Health Workers Wasting Expensive Malaria Drugs in Nigeria

Aug. 27, 2015 — Health providers trained to perform malaria rapid diagnostic tests are still prescribing valuable malaria medicines to patients who do not have malaria, according to new ... read more

CanDL Database Shines Light on Clinically Important Cancer Gene Mutations

Aug. 27, 2015 — To help molecular pathologists, laboratory directors, bioinformaticians and oncologists identify key mutations that drive tumor growth in tissues obtained during cancer clinical studies, researchers ... read more

Head-Neck Troubles With Modular Hip Implants

Aug. 27, 2015 — An online case report journal has issued a 'Watch' regarding relatively rare but potentially catastrophic complications from failure of modular head-neck prostheses commonly used in ... read more

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