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Repaglinide may be effective vs. sulfonylurea in older adults with type 2 diabetes

Lean older adults with type 2 diabetes experienced lower glycated albumin levels and less glucose variability when using repaglinide vs. sulfonylurea, according to study results from researchers in Japan. “Analysis of continuous blood glucose monitoring sy ...

FDA, DHS coordinate medical device cybersecurity efforts

The FDA and Department of Homeland Security are stepping up efforts to protect patients from cybersecurity attacks on medical devices, according to a press release. The two agencies announced a memorandum of agreement that formalizes a “long-standing relat ...

FDA, DHS coordinate medical device cybersecurity efforts

The FDA and Department of Homeland Security are stepping up efforts to protect patients from cybersecurity attacks on medical devices, according to a press release. The two agencies announced a memorandum of agreement that formalizes a “long-standing relat ...

Aspirin may prevent venous thromboembolic events after TKA

Recently published results showed aspirin was not inferior to other anticoagulants and may provide similar protection from postoperative venous thromboembolism or death for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty. Brian R. Hallstrom, MD, and colleagues ...

Mystery donor gives thousands to ill Shropshire boy

Zac Oliver will now head to the United State for cancer treatment. ...

Novel point-of-care troponin assay yields similar results to high-sensitivity cardiac assay

A novel point-of-care troponin assay had similar discrimination ability compared with a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I assay to rule out acute MI in patients who presented with symptoms at an ED, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology. ...

Person-specific processes contribute to link between cannabis use, psychotic-like experiences

Although the link between frequent and problem cannabis use and psychotic-like experiences primarily involves genetic overlap, individual-specific pathways appear to also play a role, according to an analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry. “Understanding th ...

Several factors may predict visual outcomes after cataract surgery in patients with retinitis pigmentosa

Preoperative best corrected visual acuity and the status of the external limiting membrane and central macular thickness may be significant predictors of postoperative visual outcomes after cataract surgery in patients with retinitis pigmentosa, according ...

Increase in mortality with daily aspirin attributable to cancer

Healthy older adults who used aspirin daily had higher mortality rates, primarily driven by cancer-related death, than those who took placebo, according a randomized, placebo-controlled, dual-country trial. Because other trials have not shown this effect, ...

Several factors may predict visual outcomes after cataract surgery in patients with retinitis pigmentosa

Preoperative best corrected visual acuity and the status of the external limiting membrane and central macular thickness may be significant predictors of postoperative visual outcomes after cataract surgery in patients with retinitis pigmentosa, according ...

Combination immunotherapy may increase liver injury risk

PHILADELPHIA – Patients who received treatment with multiple immunotherapy drugs had increased risks for drug-induced liver injury compared with single therapy courses, as presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. “This is a rat ...

Kenyan schoolgirl Angel overcomes bullies to pursue dream of music career

Angel Wanjiru has overcome bullies and health problems to pursue her dream of a career in music. ...

Diabetes, stress hyperglycemia worsen stroke outcomes

Patients with diabetes and/or stress hyperglycemia are at a higher risk for poorer stroke outcomes than the general population, according to findings published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. “Diabetes is a growing chronic disease globally, and i ...

VIDEO: Multi-target stool DNA test reliably detects colorectal cancer

PHILADELPHIA – In this exclusive video perspective from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, John B. Kisiel, MD, a gastroenterologist from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, reviews the results of a multi-target stool DNA screenin ...

OBSERVANT: Surgery superior to first-generation TAVR at 5 years in real-world cohort

SAN DIEGO — Among older patients with severe aortic stenosis at low or intermediate risk, surgical aortic valve replacement was associated with lower rates of all-cause mortality and rehospitalization for HF compared with transfemoral transcatheter aortic ...

Disparities remain in treatment of CLI

SAN DIEGO —The number of major limb amputations has decreased, but disparities remain in the treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia, according to a presentation at TCT 2018. “We have a lot of evidence about the underdiagnosis and undertreatment ...

Sleep duration related to stroke risk, varies by race

Black men who sleep for a short amount of time had a decreased risk for incident stroke, and white men with longer sleep duration had an increased risk for incident stroke, according to a study published in Neurology. “These results suggest that short and ...

Obesity impacts airway muscle function, increases risk for asthma

Obesity modified how airway muscles worked, causing a greater risk for asthma, according to findings recently published in the American Journal of Physiology — Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. “To date, no study has shown an intrinsic difference bet ...

Aortic stiffness changes indicator of vascular aging during, after menopause

Among women undergoing menopausal transition, changes in aortic stiffness were a more sensitive measure of perimenopausal vascular aging compared with morphologic indexes of subclinical atherosclerosis, according to a study published in The American Journa ...

'Miracle' baby whose heart stopped for 22 minutes turns one

Doctors say Lacey's recovery is remarkable and defies the odds- and she should live a normal life. ...