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August 28, 2016

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August 28, 2016

Naciam: N-Acetylcysteine Offers a Post-MI Boost

Aug. 28, 2016 — The addition of intravenous (IV) N-acetylcysteine (NAC) to IV glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) significantly reduced infarct size by approximately one third in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary ... read more

Nebivolol Prevents Anthracycline-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Aug. 28, 2016 — Nebivolol prevents anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity, according to new ... read more

Heart Failure in the Elderly Set to Triple by 2060

Aug. 28, 2016 — Heart failure in the elderly is set to triple by 2060, according to new ... read more

Tackling Cardiac Toxicity of Anticancer Therapies

Aug. 27, 2016 — Researchers are tackling the cardiac toxicity of anticancer ... read more

Alcohol-Related Hospitalization Associated With Doubled Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Aug. 27, 2016 — Alcohol-related hospitalization is associated with a doubled risk of ischemic stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, according to a new study. The observational study was ... read more

Smartphone Detects Atrial Fibrillation With Existing Hardware

Aug. 27, 2016 — Smartphones can be used to detect atrial fibrillation with existing hardware, according to new research. A low-cost application has been developed that uses the phone's own accelerometer and ... read more

Low Socioeconomic Status Associated With Higher Risk of Second Heart Attack or Stroke

Aug. 27, 2016 — Low socioeconomic status is associated with a higher risk of a second heart attack or stroke, according to new research. The study in nearly 30,000 patients with a prior heart attack found that the ... read more

Experts Say Inexpensive Drug Could Slow Heart Disease for Type 1 Diabetic Patients

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists believe a drug commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes could be routinely taken by type 1 diabetic patients to slow the development or delay heart ... read more

New Diagnostic Instrument Sees Deeper Into the Ear

Aug. 25, 2016 — A new device could greatly improve ear infection diagnoses and drastically reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, a major cause of antibiotic ... read more

Researchers Find Roots of Modern Humane Treatment

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have traced the roots of humane medical practices to a pioneering French physician who treated people with deformities as humans instead of 'monsters,' as they were commonly ... read more

New Study Finds Low Transfer Rates of Pediatric Burn Patients in the United States

Aug. 25, 2016 — Nearly 127,000 kids in the U.S had burn injuries in 2012, research shows. Over half or 69,000 of these children had burns that are considered significant injuries by the American Burn ... read more

Recommended Daily Treatment for Chronic Rhinosinusitis Underused

Aug. 25, 2016 — Topical intranasal steroid therapy continues to be underused for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) despite practice guidelines that recommend daily use, according to a ... read more

Study Examines Financial Conflict of Interests Among NCCN Guideline Authors

Aug. 25, 2016 — A new study quantifies industry financial conflicts of interest (FCOIs) among authors of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines, work that influences practice and defines drugs ... read more

Researchers Question Process for Reviewing Coverage of 'Off Label' Cancer Drug Use

Aug. 25, 2016 — Physician-researchers have raised concerns that there are inconsistencies between the five reference guides, or compendia, that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services uses to determine which ... read more

Is Prehospital Stroke Treatment Associated With Better Outcomes?

Aug. 25, 2016 — When treating a patient with stroke, every minute counts. A specialized stroke ambulance allows physicians to start specific treatment, such as thrombolysis, at scene. A recent study investigated ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — People with a family member who had an aortic dissection—a spontaneous tear in one of the body’s main arteries—should take note of the age that family member was when the aortic dissection ... read more

Number of Tuberculosis Cases in India Is Double Current Estimates, Says New Study

Aug. 25, 2016 — The number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in India may be up to two to three times higher than current estimates, suggests a new study. TB is a bacterial infection, spread through inhaling tiny ... read more

New Study Questions Timing in Mitral Valve Repairs

Aug. 25, 2016 — Doctors say new research is showing that patients who suffer from isolated mitral valve regurgitation may need surgery before symptoms ... read more

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Effective to Treat Essential Tremor

Aug. 24, 2016 — Treatment with MRI-guided focused ultrasound significantly improves tremors and quality of life in patients with essential tremor (ET), the most common movement disorder, according to a new ... read more

Simulated Patient Study Sheds New Light on Antibiotic Use in India

Aug. 24, 2016 — As a result of the overuse or misuse of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world's ... read more

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