Saturday, July 30, 2016

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the cost of physical inactivity, the mortality impact of sedentary behavior, behavioral activation for depression, and skin inspections for skin cancer
via PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
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Friday, July 29, 2016

Absorb Stent: Thrombosis Still a Concern Longer-Term (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Adverse event rate otherwise 'acceptable' in 18-month registry data
via Absorb Stent: Thrombosis Still a Concern Longer-Term (CME/CE)
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Full-Dose NOAC Safe With Single Dose-Reduction Factor (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- "Should be the preferred dose" of apixaban (Eliquis) unless more factors
via Full-Dose NOAC Safe With Single Dose-Reduction Factor (CME/CE)
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Flu Shot Cuts CVD in T2D; TAVR Leak Blood Test; HFpEF Survival Up

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Flu Shot Cuts CVD in T2D; TAVR Leak Blood Test; HFpEF Survival Up
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Improved T2DM Survival Fuels Higher Prevalence (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Scottish study results mirror those of other countries
via Improved T2DM Survival Fuels Higher Prevalence (CME/CE)
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EndoBreak: Obesity Drug Spiked; Fossil Clues to Vit D

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: Obesity Drug Spiked; Fossil Clues to Vit D
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

No Dementia Prevention With Vascular Care (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Intensive management fails to show benefit in randomized trial
via No Dementia Prevention With Vascular Care (CME/CE)
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Amplatzer LAA Occluder Thombosis Reported

(MedPage Today) -- Clots observed in 17% of next-gen device implantations
via Amplatzer LAA Occluder Thombosis Reported
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Cath Lab Recap: New Stentriever; Catheter Recall; Public Reporting's Dark Side

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: New Stentriever; Catheter Recall; Public Reporting's Dark Side
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Physical Activity Weakens Dangers of Prolonged Sitting (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Confirmation for the risks associated with sedentary lifestyle, and the benefits of exercise
via Physical Activity Weakens Dangers of Prolonged Sitting (CME/CE)
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FDA Approves Sanofi Diabetes Drug

(MedPage Today) -- FDA approves lixisenatide, brand name Adlyxin
via FDA Approves Sanofi Diabetes Drug
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Point-of-Care Test Could Flag TAVR Leaks (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- High predictive value of hemostatic blood test compared with TEE in study
via Point-of-Care Test Could Flag TAVR Leaks (CME/CE)
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With End of Public Reporting, Better Tx of Cardiogenic Shock in NY (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Did reporting compromise care by increasing risk aversion?
via With End of Public Reporting, Better Tx of Cardiogenic Shock in NY (CME/CE)
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AAN Nixes Routine PFO Closure

(MedPage Today) -- Questions definition of 'routine'
via AAN Nixes Routine PFO Closure
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Secondhand Pot Smoke May Damage Blood Vessels (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Impaired endothelial function in rats with even brief exposure
via Secondhand Pot Smoke May Damage Blood Vessels (CME/CE)
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Low Aerobic Activity Tied to Higher Death Rates in Men (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Only smoking is bigger risk factor in middle-age men
via Low Aerobic Activity Tied to Higher Death Rates in Men (CME/CE)
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Use of ACA-Mandated Wellness Visit Not Optimal (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Patients who would benefit most from cognitive screening less likely to undergo annual check-up
via Use of ACA-Mandated Wellness Visit Not Optimal (CME/CE)
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Does TV Binge-Watching Kill? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- No causal proof, but fatal PE risk more than doubled with >5 hours/day of TV
via Does TV Binge-Watching Kill? (CME/CE)
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Avoidable Alzheimer's Admissions Costly

(MedPage Today) -- 10% of AD patients hospitalized for preventable illnesses in 2013
via Avoidable Alzheimer's Admissions Costly
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Challenging Job May Protect Damaged Brain (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Effects of vascular pathology possibly mitigated by complex work
via Challenging Job May Protect Damaged Brain (CME/CE)
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Longest Lesions Benefit Most From IVUS Guidance in PCI

(MedPage Today) -- Effect similar across stent types, meta-analysis finds
via Longest Lesions Benefit Most From IVUS Guidance in PCI
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New-Onset HF: Only a 'Troubling' Few Get Timely CAD Testing (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Screening skipped in vast majority of patients
via New-Onset HF: Only a 'Troubling' Few Get Timely CAD Testing (CME/CE)
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FFR CT Just as Good as Invasive Coronary Angiography (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Comparable outcomes, QOL, radiation exposure -- at lower cost
via FFR CT Just as Good as Invasive Coronary Angiography (CME/CE)
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Race and Stroke Risk in AF Patients Over 65 (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- African Americans at greater risk for stroke following a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation
via Race and Stroke Risk in AF Patients Over 65 (CME/CE)
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CardioBreak: Generic Crestor; Specialization Saves Lives; Catheter Recall

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: Generic Crestor; Specialization Saves Lives; Catheter Recall
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For Minorities, Stroke Care Seems Less About Curing

(MedPage Today) -- Less carotid revascularization seen in nonwhite patients
via For Minorities, Stroke Care Seems Less About Curing
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Morning Break: Hillary Stinks Protest; What's Wrong With Science? NYC Zika Baby

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Hillary Stinks Protest; What's Wrong With Science? NYC Zika Baby
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

FDA Panel Divided Over Diagnostic HbA1c Test

(MedPage Today) -- Called generally safe and accurate, but panel questions future of use
via FDA Panel Divided Over Diagnostic HbA1c Test
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Friday Feedback: Stand Up for Heart Health?

(MedPage Today) -- Experts discuss best ways to get people out of their chairs
via Friday Feedback: Stand Up for Heart Health?
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Heavy Smoking Linked to Brain Bleed Risk (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Women who smoke have higher subarachnoid bleed risk than men
via Heavy Smoking Linked to Brain Bleed Risk (CME/CE)
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Mobile Stroke Unit Mixed Results; Tx Better for Calf DVT; Novel Mitral Valve Tx

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Mobile Stroke Unit Mixed Results; Tx Better for Calf DVT; Novel Mitral Valve Tx
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Morning Break: Is Florida the Zika Game Changer? Pence on Health; Medicine's War Words

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Is Florida the Zika Game Changer? Pence on Health; Medicine's War Words
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

FDA Panel Says Yes to Expanded CGM Use

(MedPage Today) -- 8-2 vote backs continuous glucose monitor to replace fingersticks
via FDA Panel Says Yes to Expanded CGM Use
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Cath Lab Recap: PCI Readmits Down; Combo Tx Stent

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: PCI Readmits Down; Combo Tx Stent
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Diploma Protects Against HF After MI?

(MedPage Today) -- Independent, dose-dependent effect of education in Norwegian data
via Diploma Protects Against HF After MI?
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Rare Hormone Deficiency Responds to Novel Drug (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Setmelanotide helpful in two patients with extreme early-onset obesity
via Rare Hormone Deficiency Responds to Novel Drug (CME/CE)
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Morning Break: Generic Crestor OK'd; High Priestess of Snake Oil; Pain Refugees

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Generic Crestor OK'd; High Priestess of Snake Oil; Pain Refugees
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

RNC: Young Internist Rallies Docs Against Trump

(MedPage Today) -- Brian Hambley, MD, says physicians have a unique role to play in opposing Trump
via RNC: Young Internist Rallies Docs Against Trump
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Myocardial Scar Imaging Linked to Outcomes (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Could late Gd-enhancement on cardiac MRI aid ICD decisions?
via Myocardial Scar Imaging Linked to Outcomes (CME/CE)
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Plavix vs Effient: No Consistent Winner In Real-World Data (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Separate analyses yield conflicting results on the same observational data
via Plavix vs Effient: No Consistent Winner In Real-World Data (CME/CE)
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Review: Cardiology Should Borrow From Oncology Playbook

(MedPage Today) -- Shift to precision medicine predicted for acute coronary syndromes
via Review: Cardiology Should Borrow From Oncology Playbook
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CGM Monitor, HbA1c Assay Set for FDA Advisory Review

(MedPage Today) -- Panel decisions could mean "groundbreaking change" for diabetes treatment
via CGM Monitor, HbA1c Assay Set for FDA Advisory Review
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Monday, July 18, 2016

New TAVR Risk Scores Predict Early, Mid-Term Mortality (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Point-based system incorporates frailty and disability
via New TAVR Risk Scores Predict Early, Mid-Term Mortality (CME/CE)
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Seniors' LDL Variability Tied to Impaired Cognitive Function (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Statin treatment reduced fluctuations, but effect on cognition unclear
via Seniors' LDL Variability Tied to Impaired Cognitive Function (CME/CE)
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Mortality High for PCI of Post-Surgical MI (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- STEMI surgical complications also particularly a risk
via Mortality High for PCI of Post-Surgical MI (CME/CE)
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Early Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Outcomes Promising (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Longer-term results will be key, though, for CABG, PCI combo
via Early Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Outcomes Promising (CME/CE)
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Lifestyle Medicine: Shorter Exercise a HIIT for Some Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Putting high intensity interval training in the spotlight
via Lifestyle Medicine: Shorter Exercise a HIIT for Some Patients
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CardioBreak: No Aggrastat for STEMI, Cardiac Rehab Barriers, HF x CABG = Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: No Aggrastat for STEMI, Cardiac Rehab Barriers, HF x CABG = Risk
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Morning Break: 'Rock Stars of Surrogacy'; Violent News Hurts; RNC and Health

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: 'Rock Stars of Surrogacy'; Violent News Hurts; RNC and Health
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Friday, July 15, 2016

Trump Picks Indiana Gov. Pence for VP

(MedPage Today) -- Hard-right conservative who accepted Medicaid expansion
via Trump Picks Indiana Gov. Pence for VP
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PCI Feasible in Very Elderly Patients With STEMI (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Women at a disadvantage for survival, however
via PCI Feasible in Very Elderly Patients With STEMI (CME/CE)
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Cyclosporine of No Benefit in Cardiac Arrest (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Drug failed to improve outcomes in nonshockable patients
via Cyclosporine of No Benefit in Cardiac Arrest (CME/CE)
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More Bad News on Niacin; Mixed Results on Risks in Obesity; Lipids vs. Valves

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via More Bad News on Niacin; Mixed Results on Risks in Obesity; Lipids vs. Valves
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Tracking Unnecessary Tests for Fun and Profit

(MedPage Today) -- There's no shortage of profit in ordering tests
via Tracking Unnecessary Tests for Fun and Profit
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The Billion Dollar Lab Scandal

(MedPage Today) -- Part one: the rise and fall of health diagnostic laboratory
via The Billion Dollar Lab Scandal
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Parkinson's MCI Has Distinct Subtypes (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Most common was non-amnestic with executive dysfunction
via Parkinson's MCI Has Distinct Subtypes (CME/CE)
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Morning Break: Resistant Gonorrhea; Prince Harry's HIV Test; See You Later, Alligator

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Resistant Gonorrhea; Prince Harry's HIV Test; See You Later, Alligator
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cath Lab Recap: More CRT Software; Bivalirudin Patent Kerfuffle

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: More CRT Software; Bivalirudin Patent Kerfuffle
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AHA Warns of Medications That Worsen HF

(MedPage Today) -- Wide range of prescription, OTC agents to watch
via AHA Warns of Medications That Worsen HF
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Best Valve-in-Valve Position Differs by TAVR Device

(MedPage Today) -- Hemodynamic projections suggest difference for Sapien, CoreValve
via Best Valve-in-Valve Position Differs by TAVR Device
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Long Periods of Sitting Take Toll on the Heart (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Small increased risk seen with 10+ hours of sedentary time per day
via Long Periods of Sitting Take Toll on the Heart (CME/CE)
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Higher BMI Means Earlier Death in Huge Meta-Analysis (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Also finds no evidence for "obesity paradox"
via Higher BMI Means Earlier Death in Huge Meta-Analysis (CME/CE)
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Study: Viagra Prolongs Pregnancy in Preeclampsia

(MedPage Today) -- Lower maternal blood pressure versus placebo
via Study: Viagra Prolongs Pregnancy in Preeclampsia
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Opioid Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Senate

(MedPage Today) -- Bill now waits President's signature
via Opioid Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Senate
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sapien 3 Results 'Remarkable' for High-Risk Patients (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- PARTNER II data with latest device "sets the bar very high," interventionalists say
via Sapien 3 Results 'Remarkable' for High-Risk Patients (CME/CE)
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Magnesium Lowers Blood Pressure

(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis finds modest decrease with supplementation
via Magnesium Lowers Blood Pressure
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LAA Interventions No Better Than Long-Term Warfarin (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis pans evidence for devices, surgery
via LAA Interventions No Better Than Long-Term Warfarin (CME/CE)
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CardioBrief: Reality Check on 'Non-inferior' Absorb Stent

(MedPage Today) -- Doubled rate of stent thrombosis in trial, and it will cost more
via CardioBrief: Reality Check on 'Non-inferior' Absorb Stent
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Healthcare Providers Push for MACRA Delay

(MedPage Today) -- Physician payment overhaul poses administrative burden
via Healthcare Providers Push for MACRA Delay
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Recurrent Diabetic Ketoacidosis Raises Mortality Risk in T1D (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- At-risk patients were younger, poorer, and had mental heath problems
via Recurrent Diabetic Ketoacidosis Raises Mortality Risk in T1D (CME/CE)
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Perfusion Imaging Radiotracer Shortages? Try PET

(MedPage Today) -- Nuclear cardiology society chief says problem has clear solution
via Perfusion Imaging Radiotracer Shortages? Try PET
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Ventricular Arrhythmia Common After LVAD

(MedPage Today) -- No mortality association, but study was retrospective and small
via Ventricular Arrhythmia Common After LVAD
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Cancer Risk Higher With Heart Failure in MI Survivors (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Not clear yet if association is causal
via Cancer Risk Higher With Heart Failure in MI Survivors (CME/CE)
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CardioBrief: Repatha Approved for Single Monthly Injection

(MedPage Today) -- New hands-free system replaces three sequential shots
via CardioBrief: Repatha Approved for Single Monthly Injection
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CardioBreak: Dumping Stroke Endpoints; Califf Again; HTN in the ED

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: Dumping Stroke Endpoints; Califf Again; HTN in the ED
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Friday, July 8, 2016

Experts Tackle Rx Drug Spending

(MedPage Today) -- No agreement among healthcare insiders on reining in runaway costs
via Experts Tackle Rx Drug Spending
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iMedicalApps: Aspirin Guide

(MedPage Today) -- Makes sense of USPSTF recommendations
via iMedicalApps: Aspirin Guide
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Friday Feedback: Pasta, the New Kale?

(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests carbs aren't the devil after all
via Friday Feedback: Pasta, the New Kale?
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Lipids Predict Durability of New Aortic Valves (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Study draws link, but whether statins would help remains unknown
via Lipids Predict Durability of New Aortic Valves (CME/CE)
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Absorb Approval; Congenital Growth; Fat vs. Carbs

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Absorb Approval; Congenital Growth; Fat vs. Carbs
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cath Lab Recap: Chocolate Heart; Better Bifurcation Stent; New HF Type

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Chocolate Heart; Better Bifurcation Stent; New HF Type
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Gene Risk Score Tied to Alzheimer's

(MedPage Today) -- But findings explain only 1% to 3.2% of variance in older patients without dementia
via Gene Risk Score Tied to Alzheimer's
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NAFLD Responds to Moderate Exercise (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Likely mediated by weight loss in randomized trial
via NAFLD Responds to Moderate Exercise (CME/CE)
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Has a New Phenotype of Heart Failure Emerged? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Recovered ejection fraction linked to better HF outcomes
via Has a New Phenotype of Heart Failure Emerged? (CME/CE)
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CardioBrief: Core Lab Data Corroborates ROCKET AF Results

(MedPage Today) -- Test of stored blood may further ease concerns about warfarin tests in trial
via CardioBrief: Core Lab Data Corroborates ROCKET AF Results
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Review: Stents a 'Tenuous' Choice for Stable CAD

(MedPage Today) -- Practice should more closely follow evidence, COURAGE authors argue
via Review: Stents a 'Tenuous' Choice for Stable CAD
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Pay-for-Performance: Will the Models Provide Value?

(MedPage Today) -- So far, evidence weak that they boost quality or cut costs
via Pay-for-Performance: Will the Models Provide Value?
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TMVR Shows Promise for Severe MAC (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Even better outcomes predicted "once dedicated prostheses become available"
via TMVR Shows Promise for Severe MAC (CME/CE)
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CardioBrief: Specialty Rift Brewing Over Empagliflozin

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiologists blame endocrinologists' for split FDA panel vote
via CardioBrief: Specialty Rift Brewing Over Empagliflozin
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Little Extra Bleed Risk With Warfarin in Elderly Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Clot risk rises more than bleeding risk after age 80 in real-world data
via Little Extra Bleed Risk With Warfarin in Elderly Patients
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Absorb Stent Wins OK From FDA

(MedPage Today) -- First resorbable stent to be approved
via Absorb Stent Wins OK From FDA
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Early Procedural Success Seen With Amplatzer in LAA

(MedPage Today) -- But evidence base still lagging compared with Watchman data
via Early Procedural Success Seen With Amplatzer in LAA
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Saturday, July 2, 2016

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include end-of-life care in a spectrum of illness, dementia and blood transfusions, co-prescribing of naloxone with opioids, and treatment of binge eating disorder
via PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
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Friday, July 1, 2016

Small Practices Squeezed by MACRA

(MedPage Today) -- Vast majority face pay cuts under proposed rule
via Small Practices Squeezed by MACRA
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Friday Feedback: Fallout From Bad-News Statin Reports

(MedPage Today) -- Are media, journals to blame for adverse clinical outcomes?
via Friday Feedback: Fallout From Bad-News Statin Reports
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Cath Lab Recap: Another HeartWare Recall; Did Rod Stewart Break Her Heart?

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Another HeartWare Recall; Did Rod Stewart Break Her Heart?
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Slowing Progress on CV Disease Deaths; Syncope Tx Loss (or Win); Surrogate Issues

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Slowing Progress on CV Disease Deaths; Syncope Tx Loss (or Win); Surrogate Issues
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Carotid Surgery Outcomes Poor for Dialysis Patients (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Less than half survive 3 years. Could stenting do better?
via Carotid Surgery Outcomes Poor for Dialysis Patients (CME/CE)
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Is 2018 the Year of the Bionic Pancreas?

(MedPage Today) -- Two experts review the state of closed-loop systems for type 1 diabetes
via Is 2018 the Year of the Bionic Pancreas?
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EndoBreak: More Buttery Research; Taking On Childhood Obesity

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from around the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: More Buttery Research; Taking On Childhood Obesity
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