Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cath Lab Recap: Absorbable Stent For Tots; Is Thrombectomy Worth It?

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Absorbable Stent For Tots; Is Thrombectomy Worth It?
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Media Tracker: From Data Mining to Immunotherapy and Back

(MedPage Today) -- Paul Raeburn looks at how the media handled 2016's big healthcare stories
via Media Tracker: From Data Mining to Immunotherapy and Back
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Rate of Periop MI Dropping for Non-Cardiac Surgeries (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- But 'concerning' increase found in perioperative ischemic stroke rates
via Rate of Periop MI Dropping for Non-Cardiac Surgeries (CME/CE)
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2016's Top 5 Advances in Cardiology

(MedPage Today) -- PCSK9 inhibitors named as story of the year by leading cardiologists
via 2016's Top 5 Advances in Cardiology
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Cath Lab Recap: Cold Weather Trigger For STEMI; Hybrid Afib Ablation

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Cold Weather Trigger For STEMI; Hybrid Afib Ablation
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CV Risk Calculator 'Adequate' For HIV Patients

(MedPage Today) -- HIV-specific factors didn't improve on prediction
via CV Risk Calculator 'Adequate' For HIV Patients
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Study: HF Risk Predictors Don't Work Well at Individual Level

(MedPage Today) -- But mortality prediction tools work well at population level
via Study: HF Risk Predictors Don't Work Well at Individual Level
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EndoBreak: Dexcom's G5 Mobile CGM; Soda Tax Lawsuit; Tresiba for Kids

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: Dexcom's G5 Mobile CGM; Soda Tax Lawsuit; Tresiba for Kids
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

'Cures' Act Becomes Law: Pharmacy Practice News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, can probiotics diminish Alzheimer's symptoms?
via 'Cures' Act Becomes Law: Pharmacy Practice News Report
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Study: Absorbable Stent Acceptable for Diabetics (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Performance goals were met, but is that enough to support a claim?
via Study: Absorbable Stent Acceptable for Diabetics (CME/CE)
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TAVR Outcomes Similar to SAVR at 5 Years (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- First long-term follow-up of TAVR patients
via TAVR Outcomes Similar to SAVR at 5 Years (CME/CE)
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Groups Back Stenting Nonculprit Vessels in STEMI

(MedPage Today) -- Appropriate use criteria updated to match current guidelines
via Groups Back Stenting Nonculprit Vessels in STEMI
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FTC Settles Charges Against Health App for Deceptive Claims

(MedPage Today) -- Company made more than $600,000 from blood pressure app
via FTC Settles Charges Against Health App for Deceptive Claims
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HF Risk Outweighs Stroke in Chronic Kidney Disease

(MedPage Today) -- Observed risk particularly high in African Americans and Hispanics
via HF Risk Outweighs Stroke in Chronic Kidney Disease
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2016's Top 5 Advances in Endocrinology

(MedPage Today) -- Improvements in CV mortality for T2D patients hit the top
via 2016's Top 5 Advances in Endocrinology
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2016's Top 5 Advances in Neurology

(MedPage Today) -- A potential treatment for progressive MS tops the list
via 2016's Top 5 Advances in Neurology
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Monday, December 19, 2016

MyHeart Counts, a ResearchKit App Study, Releases First Results

(MedPage Today) -- Findings highlight challenges in digital health research
via MyHeart Counts, a ResearchKit App Study, Releases First Results
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TAVR Survival Advantage Reported in Women (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Early vascular complications offset by fewer deaths later on
via TAVR Survival Advantage Reported in Women (CME/CE)
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More Shots Fired in 'Sugar War'

(MedPage Today) -- Industry-sponsored study questions current guidelines on dietary sugar
via More Shots Fired in 'Sugar War'
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Better Survival Seen With Statin Use Around Non-Heart Surgery

(MedPage Today) -- Large observational study also suggests lower complication risk
via Better Survival Seen With Statin Use Around Non-Heart Surgery
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Novartis Pulls Out of Controversial Entresto Contest

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiologists named to review panel had quit
via Novartis Pulls Out of Controversial Entresto Contest
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New Report Summarizes Needs on Diabetes Management (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Quest for more personalized treatment in all subtypes
via New Report Summarizes Needs on Diabetes Management (CME/CE)
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Registry: Endovascular Tx for CLI on Par with Surgery at 1 Year (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Plenty of questions, though, remain unanswered
via Registry: Endovascular Tx for CLI on Par with Surgery at 1 Year (CME/CE)
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CardioBreak: Pokemon GO; Vitamins for CV Prevention; Biological Pacemaker

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: Pokemon GO; Vitamins for CV Prevention; Biological Pacemaker
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2016: A Year Worth Reflection in Heart Failure

(MedPage Today) -- Clyde Yancy, MD: 'But all of the clinical steps forward must yield to the exigencies of governance'
via 2016: A Year Worth Reflection in Heart Failure
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Morning Break: EpiPen Bargain? Fixing ACA; Prediabetes: It's Ubiquitous!

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: EpiPen Bargain? Fixing ACA; Prediabetes: It's Ubiquitous!
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Entresto 'Contest' Stirs Controversy

(MedPage Today) -- Heart failure leaders resign from the peer review panel
via Entresto 'Contest' Stirs Controversy
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Cath Lab Recap: Redo Amputations; ACS At 20,000 Ft

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Redo Amputations; ACS At 20,000 Ft
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Teen E-Cigarette Use Declined in 2016

(MedPage Today) -- Dramatic rise in use may have peaked, survey suggests
via Teen E-Cigarette Use Declined in 2016
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Septal Defect, HF Share Genetic Mutation

(MedPage Today) -- Family's trouble with 'master regulator' gene may point to new tx
via Septal Defect, HF Share Genetic Mutation
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Most States Still Aren't Funding Tobacco Prevention

(MedPage Today) -- Billions in revenues from settlement, taxes being spent elsewhere
via Most States Still Aren't Funding Tobacco Prevention
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Antithrombotics Before Imaging Risky in NSTE-ACS? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Bleeding six times more common than MI with pre-angiography tx
via Antithrombotics Before Imaging Risky in NSTE-ACS? (CME/CE)
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FDA Affirms Bladder Cancer Warning for Pioglitazone

(MedPage Today) -- Agency unpersuaded by manufacturer-sponsored study asserting no risk
via FDA Affirms Bladder Cancer Warning for Pioglitazone
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Patient Volumes Affect Quality of Diabetes Care (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Highest for PCPs with large diabetic clienteles, lower daily volumes
via Patient Volumes Affect Quality of Diabetes Care (CME/CE)
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After MI in Nursing Home, Beta-Blockers May Extend Survival

(MedPage Today) -- But longer life came with tradeoff: accelerated disability
via After MI in Nursing Home, Beta-Blockers May Extend Survival
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Study: Shorter Buffer OK Between Stenting, Surgery

(MedPage Today) -- As little as 1 month delay not associated with excess MI or death
via Study: Shorter Buffer OK Between Stenting, Surgery
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How Inconsistent is NOAC Dosing in AFib? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Off-label doses tied to increased risk for adverse events
via How Inconsistent is NOAC Dosing in AFib? (CME/CE)
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Make the Diagnosis: A Fishy Situation

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 60-year-old male fisherman presents with knee pain and significant bruising on his knee, lower leg, and foot after an episode of kneeling and emptying a freezer caused him to experience a sharp pain in his left knee. He is concerned that there is a "little ball behind the knee. He has a history of type 2 diabetes but no other significant medical history. What is your diagnosis?
via Make the Diagnosis: A Fishy Situation
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CardioBreak: SSRIs and Brain Bleeds; Speeding the Epi Shots; Stem Cell Gamble in Stroke

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: SSRIs and Brain Bleeds; Speeding the Epi Shots; Stem Cell Gamble in Stroke
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Aromatase Inhibitors May Impair Blood Vessel Function (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Long-term treatment tied to reduced arterial elasticity
via Aromatase Inhibitors May Impair Blood Vessel Function (CME/CE)
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'Alive, Dead, or Somewhere in Between?' What We Heard This Week

(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources
via 'Alive, Dead, or Somewhere in Between?' What We Heard This Week
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U.S. Study: 'Risk Creep' For TAVR Began Before FDA Approval (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Mitral repair also on slow climb, per TVT Registry
via U.S. Study: 'Risk Creep' For TAVR Began Before FDA Approval (CME/CE)
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EndoBreak: Insulin Price Caps; S. Korea Thyroid Ca Epidemic?

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: Insulin Price Caps; S. Korea Thyroid Ca Epidemic?
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Make the Diagnosis: Multiple Trending Symptoms

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 45-year-old male presents to a primary care physician to re-establish care after 10 years. He claims he has been mainly healthy but too busy to engage in preventative care. However, he reports increased fatigue over the past 4 months; despite sleeping longer at night, he wakes up exhausted. He also complains of constipation. He denies any suicidal or homicidal thoughts, but says he has felt sad and worthless most of the day at least six days each week over the past month. Despite decreased appetite, he has gained approximately 10 pounds over the past month. Upon examination, his skin is dry and his jugular notch is not visible. His urine drug screen and alcohol level are negative. His LDL cholesterol is elevated, but his CBC is normal. What is the most likely diagnosis behind the depression?
via Make the Diagnosis: Multiple Trending Symptoms
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Magnesium Does a Heart Good; Long Live Optimism; Post-Stroke Epilepsy

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Magnesium Does a Heart Good; Long Live Optimism; Post-Stroke Epilepsy
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Aisen: Negative Anti-Amyloid Trial Confirms Amyloid Hypothesis

(MedPage Today) -- Refusing to give up on battered Alzheimer's theory
via Aisen: Negative Anti-Amyloid Trial Confirms Amyloid Hypothesis
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Statin Skepticism Needs to Stop

(MedPage Today) -- Using statins for primary prevention is a good idea for certain groups
via Statin Skepticism Needs to Stop
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Cath Lab Recap: Killer Pacemakers; Heart Monitoring Underwear

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Killer Pacemakers; Heart Monitoring Underwear
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Early ACE Inhibitor Tx Slows Muscular Dystrophy Heart Damage

(MedPage Today) -- Don't wait until LVEF drops, randomized trial says
via Early ACE Inhibitor Tx Slows Muscular Dystrophy Heart Damage
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Even Modest BP Spike Tied to Higher Death Risk in Blacks (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- 12% mortality increase for every 10 mm Hg increase in systolic BP
via Even Modest BP Spike Tied to Higher Death Risk in Blacks (CME/CE)
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Masked Hypertension More Prevalent Than White Coat Syndrome? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Ambulatory BP usually higher than office measurements, study found
via Masked Hypertension More Prevalent Than White Coat Syndrome? (CME/CE)
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Telling People What They Want To Hear

(MedPage Today) -- Alt-Med And Donald Trump
via Telling People What They Want To Hear
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Alcohol and Afib: It's Not Just About Binges (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- A few drinks may be linked to 'holiday heart syndrome' too, review suggests
via Alcohol and Afib: It's Not Just About Binges (CME/CE)
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Linemen in Football Face Higher Cardiac Risks (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Phenomenon 'as concerning as concussion issue,' researcher says
via Linemen in Football Face Higher Cardiac Risks (CME/CE)
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CardioBreak: CMS Grants HF Specialty Code; Outsourcing the Cath/EP Lab

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: CMS Grants HF Specialty Code; Outsourcing the Cath/EP Lab
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Morning Break: ‘ACA Repeal and Delay’; Husband Allergy; Atheist Doctors

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: ‘ACA Repeal and Delay’; Husband Allergy; Atheist Doctors
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Jardiance Wins CV Prevention Indication

(MedPage Today) -- FDA approves claim that diabetes drug reduces cardiovascular death risk
via Jardiance Wins CV Prevention Indication
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CMS to Offer Billing Code for Heart Failure Specialists

(MedPage Today) -- Should eliminate denials for appearance of double-billing
via CMS to Offer Billing Code for Heart Failure Specialists
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EndoBreak: Fight Against EDCs; Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: Fight Against EDCs; Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy
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Testosterone VTE Risk; Novel Clot Buster Flops Again; Saturated Fat Culpability

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Testosterone VTE Risk; Novel Clot Buster Flops Again; Saturated Fat Culpability
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Morning Break: Weight-Shaming Suicide; Faith Moves Brains; Diabetes Capital

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Weight-Shaming Suicide; Faith Moves Brains; Diabetes Capital
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Kengreal Sans GPI Safe in PCI, With Less Bleeding (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Only TIMI bleeds differed from Plavix-GPI combo in meta-analysis
via Kengreal Sans GPI Safe in PCI, With Less Bleeding (CME/CE)
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Cath Lab Recap: Wireless Pacemaker; More Palmaz Troubles

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Wireless Pacemaker; More Palmaz Troubles
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Year in Review: Type 2 Diabetes

(MedPage Today) -- Hard-fought progress comes with dose of skepticism
via Year in Review: Type 2 Diabetes
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CDC Analysis: National Lipid Profile Improving

(MedPage Today) -- Trends in LDL, triglycerides may cut coronary heart disease deaths
via CDC Analysis: National Lipid Profile Improving
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Avoiding Three Key Heart Failure Risk Factors Delays Onset by 10 to 15 Years (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Study quantifies impact of mid-life risk on heart failure free-survival
via Avoiding Three Key Heart Failure Risk Factors Delays Onset by 10 to 15 Years (CME/CE)
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