Friday, March 31, 2017

Makers of Heart Rate Apps Settle with NY Attorney General

(MedPage Today) -- Companies agree to pay fines, change advertising
via Makers of Heart Rate Apps Settle with NY Attorney General
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NHLBI Data Sharing: Fears of 'Research Parasites' Melt Away

(MedPage Today) -- Experience of NIH institute bolsters value of open trial data
via NHLBI Data Sharing: Fears of 'Research Parasites' Melt Away
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CardioBrief: More Bad News For Resorbable Stent

(MedPage Today) -- Says one cardiologist: 'Abbott should pull it from the market'
via CardioBrief: More Bad News For Resorbable Stent
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Absorb Stent Thrombosis Again; Nonischemic HF ICDs; Triage on Blood Thinner

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Absorb Stent Thrombosis Again; Nonischemic HF ICDs; Triage on Blood Thinner
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Advocates, Senators Call for More Alzheimer's Funding

(MedPage Today) -- Physicians among them at Aging Committee hearing
via Advocates, Senators Call for More Alzheimer's Funding
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Cardiovascular Challenges in Diabetes (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- A Masters of Cardiology Program video taped at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Sessions & Expo
via Cardiovascular Challenges in Diabetes (CME/CE)
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No SOAP to Clean Up Columbia's Match Day Mess

(MedPage Today) -- Opted for no heart surgery residents after accidentally skipping Match
via No SOAP to Clean Up Columbia's Match Day Mess
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Bringing Device Makers into the Hospital: Good Business or Ethical Risk?

(MedPage Today) -- Medtronic's deal with UH Cleveland under the microscope
via Bringing Device Makers into the Hospital: Good Business or Ethical Risk?
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CardioBrief: Major Obstruction Ahead in Treatment Of Total Coronary Blockages

(MedPage Today) -- Deep divisions remain over how to treat chronic total occlusion
via CardioBrief: Major Obstruction Ahead in Treatment Of Total Coronary Blockages
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EndoBreak: New CEO for AACE; Obesity and Pain Tolerance

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: New CEO for AACE; Obesity and Pain Tolerance
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Monday, March 27, 2017

iMedicalApps: An Aid to Statin Decision-Making

(MedPage Today) -- Case scenario illustrates app's utility
via iMedicalApps: An Aid to Statin Decision-Making
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Therapeutic CGM Wins Medicare Coverage

(MedPage Today) -- Dexcom G5 Mobile System only FDA-approved therapeutic system currently on the market
via Therapeutic CGM Wins Medicare Coverage
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Few States Require AEDs in Schools

(MedPage Today) -- Some increase since 2010, but legislation still lacking, group says
via Few States Require AEDs in Schools
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PCSK9 Rejections: It's Not Just You

(MedPage Today) -- Initial rejection rate about 80%, claims databases show
via PCSK9 Rejections: It's Not Just You
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CardioBreak: Serelaxin Flops for HF; Spider Venom for Stroke; Tricuspid MitraClip

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: Serelaxin Flops for HF; Spider Venom for Stroke; Tricuspid MitraClip
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

'At Least We're Not Causing Harm': What We Heard This Week

(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources
via 'At Least We're Not Causing Harm': What We Heard This Week
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Roundup: ACC 2017 for the Cath Lab

(MedPage Today) -- Buzz-generating studies reported in Washington
via Roundup: ACC 2017 for the Cath Lab
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Online Program for Type 2 Diabetes Aids in Weight Loss

(MedPage Today) -- HbA1c level also reduced in small study
via Online Program for Type 2 Diabetes Aids in Weight Loss
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GOP Bill to Replace ACA Pulled at Last Minute

(MedPage Today) -- Republicans apparently failed to garner enough votes to pass the controversial measure
via GOP Bill to Replace ACA Pulled at Last Minute
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Controversial Pharma CEO To Chair AHA Charity Ball

(MedPage Today) -- "Doesn't imply an endorsement," heart group says
via Controversial Pharma CEO To Chair AHA Charity Ball
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Focused Ultrasound Trialed for Alzheimer's Disease

(MedPage Today) -- Aim is to modulate blood-brain barrier to make anti-amyloid drugs more effective
via Focused Ultrasound Trialed for Alzheimer's Disease
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Proximal LAD: No Longer Off-Limits to Stents? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Controversial analysis suggests only more MIs vs stenting other vessels
via Proximal LAD: No Longer Off-Limits to Stents? (CME/CE)
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CAC in CKD; 'Drip and Ship'; Active Elders

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via CAC in CKD; 'Drip and Ship'; Active Elders
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EndoBreak: Diabetologist in Fabrication Scandal; New FHA Guide

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: Diabetologist in Fabrication Scandal; New FHA Guide
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

iMedicalApps: Diabetes App Cleared for OTC Use

(MedPage Today) -- Helps with self-care in type 2 patients, delivers reports to providers
via iMedicalApps: Diabetes App Cleared for OTC Use
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FDA Approves Next-Gen CoreValve for High-Risk TAVR

(MedPage Today) -- CoreValve Evolut PRO features skirt to reduce paravalvular leak
via FDA Approves Next-Gen CoreValve for High-Risk TAVR
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FOURIER Verdict: Experts Weigh In

(MedPage Today) -- A MedPage Today special video report
via FOURIER Verdict: Experts Weigh In
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Morning Break: Science March Stumbles; Lilly Price Discounts; Home Loan Deals for Docs

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Science March Stumbles; Lilly Price Discounts; Home Loan Deals for Docs
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Novel Inotrope No Help for Survival After Cardiac Surgery

(MedPage Today) -- Levosimendan flops for patients who need hemodynamic support
via Novel Inotrope No Help for Survival After Cardiac Surgery
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Dosing Crucial for Digoxin, Warfarin Safety

(MedPage Today) -- Digoxin unsafe at high levels regardless of heart failure
via Dosing Crucial for Digoxin, Warfarin Safety
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Afib Patients Taking Warfarin May Have Higher Fracture Risk (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Difference vs dabigatran only in individuals with previous falls or fractures
via Afib Patients Taking Warfarin May Have Higher Fracture Risk (CME/CE)
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Pearls from: Pamela Douglas, MD

(MedPage Today) -- Finding the 'Holy Grail' for evaluating patients with chest pain
via Pearls from: Pamela Douglas, MD
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Money Back Guarantee: Is This a Solution for Pricey Drugs?

(MedPage Today) -- Amgen takes a page from Marketing 101, but details still elusive
via Money Back Guarantee: Is This a Solution for Pricey Drugs?
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CardioBrief: TV Ads Pushed Inappropriate Use of Testosterone

(MedPage Today) -- Study: prescriptions spiked in direct response to blizzard of 'Low T' ads
via CardioBrief: TV Ads Pushed Inappropriate Use of Testosterone
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Climate Change Linked to Rising Diabetes Prevalence: Study (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Warmer temperatures may reduce brown adipose tissue activity
via Climate Change Linked to Rising Diabetes Prevalence: Study (CME/CE)
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Coffee, Cash, an AED: Study Ranks Best Spots for Devices (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Coffee shops, ATMs good for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treatment
via Coffee, Cash, an AED: Study Ranks Best Spots for Devices (CME/CE)
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ACC: LAAO Tied to Reduction in Thromboembolism (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Afib patients saw other benefits from add-on surgical procedure
via ACC: LAAO Tied to Reduction in Thromboembolism (CME/CE)
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ACC: Watch Out for Leaflet Thrombosis on Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Anticoagulation was effective prevention, treatment
via ACC: Watch Out for Leaflet Thrombosis on Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves (CME/CE)
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Food Insecurity Tied to Less-Than-Ideal Heart Health

(MedPage Today) -- Policies needed to reduce food disparities, study authors say
via Food Insecurity Tied to Less-Than-Ideal Heart Health
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With Bridging tPA for Stroke, 'Drip and Ship' Matches 'Mothership'

(MedPage Today) -- But do findings from centers in Paris generalize to Peoria or Portland?
via With Bridging tPA for Stroke, 'Drip and Ship' Matches 'Mothership'
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ACC: Pacing Program Stops Fainting Spells (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Syncope stopped with pacing program that picks up abnormal rhythms
via ACC: Pacing Program Stops Fainting Spells (CME/CE)
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GDM Linked to Metabolic Syndrome Long After Pregnancy (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Certain risk factors were associated with MetS 7 years after pregnancy
via GDM Linked to Metabolic Syndrome Long After Pregnancy (CME/CE)
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World's Cleanest Arteries; Real-World CardioMEMS; Double-Hit Drugs in HF and Diabetes

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via World's Cleanest Arteries; Real-World CardioMEMS; Double-Hit Drugs in HF and Diabetes
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ACC: High Troponin T Levels May Up Death Risk Post-Surgery (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Blood test could point to myocardial injury
via ACC: High Troponin T Levels May Up Death Risk Post-Surgery (CME/CE)
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Morning Break: CME for Quackery; Unapologetic Abortions; Mayo Clinic Walkback

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: CME for Quackery; Unapologetic Abortions; Mayo Clinic Walkback
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

ACC: Cerebral Protection Devices Might Not Help in SAVR, TAVR

(MedPage Today) -- Researchers urge systematic neurological consults
via ACC: Cerebral Protection Devices Might Not Help in SAVR, TAVR
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PCI with Radial Access Tied to Greater Radiation Dose to Docs (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Operator equivalent dose particularly higher at the thorax
via PCI with Radial Access Tied to Greater Radiation Dose to Docs (CME/CE)
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ACC: NOAC Safer for Use in Afib Ablation

(MedPage Today) -- For uninterrupted anticoagulation, dabigatran lessened bleeding events
via ACC: NOAC Safer for Use in Afib Ablation
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ACC: Another HDL Therapy Crashes and Burns

(MedPage Today) -- Failure of pre-beta HDL mimetic puts another nail in the HDL coffin
via ACC: Another HDL Therapy Crashes and Burns
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ACC: FOURIER Substudy May Help Refute 'Dr. Google'

(MedPage Today) -- No neurocognitive adverse effects linked to very low LDL levels
via ACC: FOURIER Substudy May Help Refute 'Dr. Google'
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ACC: Factor Xa Inhibitor Plus P2Y12 Inhibitor OK in ACS (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- But results from phase II trial should not change practice
via ACC: Factor Xa Inhibitor Plus P2Y12 Inhibitor OK in ACS (CME/CE)
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ACC: Novel Drug Fails to Reduce Post-Op Risks

(MedPage Today) -- A calcium sensitizer flops in study aimed at cutting post-op risks
via ACC: Novel Drug Fails to Reduce Post-Op Risks
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

ACC: Absorb Stent Safety Still Called into Question

(MedPage Today) -- ABSORB III trialists call it "acceptable," but FDA unconvinced
via ACC: Absorb Stent Safety Still Called into Question
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ACC: Medical Tx Comparable to Stenting for CTOs

(MedPage Today) -- Intention-to-treat analysis of DECISION-CTO trial
via ACC: Medical Tx Comparable to Stenting for CTOs
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PCSK9 Antidrug Antibodies: Not a Class Effect

(MedPage Today) -- Alirocumab clear of problems seen with bococizumab, researchers say
via PCSK9 Antidrug Antibodies: Not a Class Effect
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PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include managing after DVT, anticoagulation in folks with Afib, surviving with cystic fibrosis, and where to have rehabilitation after knee replacement.
via PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
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ACC: Online Videos Help HTN Adherence

(MedPage Today) -- Blood pressure, Framingham risk improved in small trial
via ACC: Online Videos Help HTN Adherence
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D.C. Weeek: HHS, NIH Face Severe Budget Cuts

(MedPage Today) -- Also, the CBO foresees dramatic upswing in uninsurance from GOP health plan
via D.C. Weeek: HHS, NIH Face Severe Budget Cuts
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ACC: iFR Matches FFR for Evaluating Stable CAD

(MedPage Today) -- With no vasodilation required, "iFR may be the new standard
via ACC: iFR Matches FFR for Evaluating Stable CAD
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FDA Issues Warning for Absorb Stent

(MedPage Today) -- Higher risk of stent thrombosis and MI under investigation
via FDA Issues Warning for Absorb Stent
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ACC: Complete Revascularization Outcomes on Top (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Benefit of FFR-guided multivessel stenting driven by fewer repeat procedures
via ACC: Complete Revascularization Outcomes on Top (CME/CE)
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ACC: Novel Drug Delivers Long-Term Cholesterol Reduction

(MedPage Today) -- RNA interference drug inhibits synthesis of PCSK9
via ACC: Novel Drug Delivers Long-Term Cholesterol Reduction
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ACC: Even Very Low Dose Rivaroxaban Prevents Recurrent VTE

(MedPage Today) -- Results from EINSTEIN CHOICE point to new clinical pathway
via ACC: Even Very Low Dose Rivaroxaban Prevents Recurrent VTE
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Big Catheters, Big Bleeds

(MedPage Today) -- Nearly one-fifth of patients suffer complications
via Big Catheters, Big Bleeds
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Friday, March 17, 2017

ACC Anticoagulation Tx Management App a 'Must-Have'

(MedPage Today) -- Includes evidence-based outcomes data
via ACC Anticoagulation Tx Management App a 'Must-Have'
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'An Extra Base Hit': What We Heard This Week

(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources
via 'An Extra Base Hit': What We Heard This Week
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ACC: Novel PCSK9 Drug, Dropped for Risks, Was Effective in Trial

(MedPage Today) -- Problems with bococizumab appeared specific to that molecule
via ACC: Novel PCSK9 Drug, Dropped for Risks, Was Effective in Trial
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Exercise for HCM; Bystander AED Boost; Failed Fertility Tx

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Exercise for HCM; Bystander AED Boost; Failed Fertility Tx
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SURTAVI: TAVR Matches Surgery in Lowest-Risk Cohort

(MedPage Today) -- But reinterventions, parvalvular regurgitation, and pacemaker implants mar a supposed victory
via SURTAVI: TAVR Matches Surgery in Lowest-Risk Cohort
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FOURIER Opens ACC With a Bang

(MedPage Today) -- Maximum LDL reduction saves lives, prevents MI, but carries big price tag
via FOURIER Opens ACC With a Bang
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Scott Gottlieb's Sham Ideology Rejects Clinical Trials

(MedPage Today) -- The next FDA commissioner doesn't believe in trials with sham controls
via Scott Gottlieb's Sham Ideology Rejects Clinical Trials
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Fat Wars: An Apology and Clarification Over Diet Snafu

(MedPage Today) -- Salim Yusuf and Zurich Heart House respond
via Fat Wars: An Apology and Clarification Over Diet Snafu
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30-Minute BP Monitoring Reduces White-Coat Hypertension (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- But experts question feasibility, need in primary care setting
via 30-Minute BP Monitoring Reduces White-Coat Hypertension (CME/CE)
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NeuroBreak: Opioid Scripts Down at the VA; Paxil on Trial

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience
via NeuroBreak: Opioid Scripts Down at the VA; Paxil on Trial
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Pearls from: Andrei Alexandrov, MD

(MedPage Today) -- Pioneering the mobile stroke unit
via Pearls from: Andrei Alexandrov, MD
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Afib Patients Shortchanged on Anticoagulants (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Better adherence to treatment guidelines needed
via Afib Patients Shortchanged on Anticoagulants (CME/CE)
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Fertility Treatment Failure Linked to CV Risk (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- But absolute risk increase was modest
via Fertility Treatment Failure Linked to CV Risk (CME/CE)
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Clemson Wins DoD Grant for Mobile Diabetes Management

(MedPage Today) -- Empowering diabetic service members to self-manage the condition
via Clemson Wins DoD Grant for Mobile Diabetes Management
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ADA: Use Metformin as 1st T2D Monotherapy (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Recommendation comes from group's 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
via ADA: Use Metformin as 1st T2D Monotherapy (CME/CE)
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AHA: Fish Oil OK After Heart Attack, Heart Failure (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- But no new evidence for use in primary prevention of CVD
via AHA: Fish Oil OK After Heart Attack, Heart Failure (CME/CE)
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CardioBreak: Medicare Money for Micra; Stent Retriever Wins, Warnings; Crestor Switcheroo

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: Medicare Money for Micra; Stent Retriever Wins, Warnings; Crestor Switcheroo
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Diabetic Ketoacidosis Linked to Higher Risk for AKI in Youth (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- 'Surprised by high proportion,' says senior author
via Diabetic Ketoacidosis Linked to Higher Risk for AKI in Youth (CME/CE)
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Make the Diagnosis: Post-Stent Predicament

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 63-year-old male presents with pleuritic chest pain, fever, and dyspnea. He underwent a coronary stent implantation five weeks ago, after a myocardial infarction. Examination shows a pericardial friction rub and tachycardia. Additional investigations reveal an increased white blood cell count, enlarged cardiac silhouette on chest x-ray, and a pericardial effusion on echocardiography. Which of the following may prevent this patient's condition when used postoperatively?
via Make the Diagnosis: Post-Stent Predicament
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Morning Break: CBO Score on 'Trumpcare'; Tick Threat Grows; Workplace Genetics

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: CBO Score on 'Trumpcare'; Tick Threat Grows; Workplace Genetics
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Friday, March 10, 2017

FDA Clears App to Screen for Cognitive Impairment

(MedPage Today) -- CANTAB Mobile app uses tests developed more than 30 years ago
via FDA Clears App to Screen for Cognitive Impairment
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Family Physician Group Declines to Endorse Entresto

(MedPage Today) -- AAFP waiting for long-term data before endorsing AHA/ACC/HFSA guidelines
via Family Physician Group Declines to Endorse Entresto
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2010: When IVC Filter Use Started Going Down

(MedPage Today) -- FDA warning apparently made impact
via 2010: When IVC Filter Use Started Going Down
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Gluten Against Diabetes; Early Bivalrudin; A Sweet Campaign

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Gluten Against Diabetes; Early Bivalrudin; A Sweet Campaign
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EndoBreak: New Ertugliflozin Txs; Monitoring Glucose Via Sweat?

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: New Ertugliflozin Txs; Monitoring Glucose Via Sweat?
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New Guideline: ECG Warranted in Syncope Evaluation

(MedPage Today) -- Joint statement does not recommend routine MRI, CT imaging
via New Guideline: ECG Warranted in Syncope Evaluation
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Time for Interventional Radiologists, Surgeons to End Turf War?

(MedPage Today) -- A look at two areas of contention: stenting, IVC filter implants
via Time for Interventional Radiologists, Surgeons to End Turf War?
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Morning Break: NFL Painkiller Woes; Correcting Mutations; Super-Sized Memory

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: NFL Painkiller Woes; Correcting Mutations; Super-Sized Memory
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Study: Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Safe After MI

(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes actually better among users in Swedish database
via Study: Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Safe After MI
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Sickle Cell Gene Tied to Higher ESRD Risk (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Screening for sickle cell trait in black patients may be useful
via Sickle Cell Gene Tied to Higher ESRD Risk (CME/CE)
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By the Numbers: Screening Rates Soar

(MedPage Today) -- Some screening rates have more than doubled over three years
via By the Numbers: Screening Rates Soar
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Adults May Face Heart Damage from Zika

(MedPage Today) -- Heart failure and Afib seen, but incidence, causality unknown
via Adults May Face Heart Damage from Zika
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CardioBrief: Has Nutrition Science Been Poisoned?

(MedPage Today) -- The inevitable weaknesses of observational and diet studies
via CardioBrief: Has Nutrition Science Been Poisoned?
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Shortened COMM Valid for Opioid Use Evals: Anesthesiology News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, AF after surgery ups morbidity risk
via Shortened COMM Valid for Opioid Use Evals: Anesthesiology News Report
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Telemedicine Stroke Unit Delivers tPA in 'Golden Hour' (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Patients evaluated, treated faster, but cost effectiveness remain a concern
via Telemedicine Stroke Unit Delivers tPA in 'Golden Hour' (CME/CE)
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FDA Again Warns on Balloon Angioplasty for Neurologic Disorders

(MedPage Today) -- Says transvascular autonomic modulation is off-label and dangerous
via FDA Again Warns on Balloon Angioplasty for Neurologic Disorders
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Transplant Patients Have More Infections After Mohs Surgery

(MedPage Today) -- Immunosuppressed populations significantly prone to post-procedure complications
via Transplant Patients Have More Infections After Mohs Surgery
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Pass the Salt or Pass on the Salt?

(MedPage Today) -- How dangerous is sodium?
via Pass the Salt or Pass on the Salt?
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Workplace Violence Guidelines: Psychiatric Times & Neurology Times

(MedPage Today) -- Also, sleep disorders and cognitive impairment in older patients
via New Workplace Violence Guidelines: Psychiatric Times & Neurology Times
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Diabetes Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asians (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Association particularly strong for kidney, thyroid, and prostate cancers
via Diabetes Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asians (CME/CE)
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Catheter-Based Tx Disappoints for Deep Vein Thrombosis (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Thrombolytic tx didn't cut post-thrombotic syndrome in trial
via Catheter-Based Tx Disappoints for Deep Vein Thrombosis (CME/CE)
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Pearls from: E. Magnus Ohman, MD

(MedPage Today) -- Will interventionists ever figure out DAPT?
via Pearls from: E. Magnus Ohman, MD
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Below-Ankle Interventions Promising for Foot Salvage

(MedPage Today) -- 97% technical success in patients with severe PAD
via Below-Ankle Interventions Promising for Foot Salvage
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No Heart Surgeon Match Day for Major Medical Center

(MedPage Today) -- Columbia University missed deadline to submit residents' ranking list
via No Heart Surgeon Match Day for Major Medical Center
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Coated Balloons Found Less Effective in Women for Peripheral Lesions

(MedPage Today) -- Vessel size may be an issue, but gender gap may differ between devices
via Coated Balloons Found Less Effective in Women for Peripheral Lesions
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Migraine Tied to Neck Artery Dissection in Stroke (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Non-aura subtype linked with cervical artery dissection in young ischemic stroke patients
via Migraine Tied to Neck Artery Dissection in Stroke (CME/CE)
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CardioBrief: A Call for More CAC Screening Faces Pushback

(MedPage Today) -- But a zero calcium score can be useful to avoid statins, some argue
via CardioBrief: A Call for More CAC Screening Faces Pushback
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CardioBreak: Bifurcation Stent Approved; Drone AED Delivery; Fraud Arrests

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: Bifurcation Stent Approved; Drone AED Delivery; Fraud Arrests
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Meta-Analysis: Biodegradable Polymers Don't Cut Stent Risks (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- In fact, numerically more cases of stent thrombosis found
via Meta-Analysis: Biodegradable Polymers Don't Cut Stent Risks (CME/CE)
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Evidence that Threats to Halt $$ for PCI Overuse Worked (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- But are docs providing better care or just getting better at gaming the system?
via Evidence that Threats to Halt $$ for PCI Overuse Worked (CME/CE)
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Make the Diagnosis: Troubling Tongue Growth

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: An elderly man, approximately 89 years old, presents with a smooth mass on the tip of his tongue. Multiple deep grooves are noted dorsally and laterally on the tongue as well. What is your diagnosis?
via Make the Diagnosis: Troubling Tongue Growth
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Make the Diagnosis: Unusual Adenoma

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 42-year-old male presents with a long history of headaches, impaired vision, and fatigue. He mentions that his wedding ring no longer fits, and he reports joint pain. On physical exam, he has swollen hands and feet, coarse facial features, and partial blindness (bitemporal hemianopsia). After diagnosis with acromegaly secondary to a pituitary macroadenoma, the patient is referred for surgery. However, the patient's IGF-1 concentrations remain elevated following a debulking procedure (the tumor location prevented full resection). What is the best next step for this patient?
via Make the Diagnosis: Unusual Adenoma
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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Early Menarche Linked to GDM

(MedPage Today) -- Gestational diabetes risk increased by 10% for each earlier year for menarche
via Early Menarche Linked to GDM
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Friday, March 3, 2017

Boston Scientific Wins Infringement Claim over Sapien 3 Valve

(MedPage Today) -- U.K. rules against Edwards over fabric seal
via Boston Scientific Wins Infringement Claim over Sapien 3 Valve
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AMA President: On the Record

(MedPage Today) -- Andrew Gurman, MD, answer's MedPage Today's questions
via AMA President: On the Record
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'Get It Done, and Get Out of Town': What We Heard This Week

(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources
via 'Get It Done, and Get Out of Town': What We Heard This Week
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Stroke Subtypes; Statin Flop for Cancer; A Better Aneurysm Coil

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Stroke Subtypes; Statin Flop for Cancer; A Better Aneurysm Coil
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EndoBreak: National Nutrition Month; New Combo T2D Drug

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: National Nutrition Month; New Combo T2D Drug
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pharma Exec and Policy Scholar Spar Over High-Cost Drugs

(MedPage Today) -- Experts debate transparency laws, direct-to-consumer advertising
via Pharma Exec and Policy Scholar Spar Over High-Cost Drugs
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Cath Lab Recap: India's Stent $ Transparency; Renal Denervation for Stroke?

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: India's Stent $ Transparency; Renal Denervation for Stroke?
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Bivalirudin Ill-Suited for Speedy Stenting?

(MedPage Today) -- More stent thrombosis seen with fast-acting drug in brief procedures
via Bivalirudin Ill-Suited for Speedy Stenting?
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Fat Wars: Diet Docs Have Salim Yusef in the Cross Hairs

(MedPage Today) -- More meat, less veggies? Nutrition experts respond
via Fat Wars: Diet Docs Have Salim Yusef in the Cross Hairs
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Modest Statin Uptick After ACC/AHA Guideline Change (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- 'Significant clinical inertia persists in lipid management'
via Modest Statin Uptick After ACC/AHA Guideline Change (CME/CE)
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dementia Risk Up with Autoimmunity (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Risk for patients with autoimmune diseases was 20% higher than for controls
via Dementia Risk Up with Autoimmunity (CME/CE)
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Long Lesions Riskier with Absorbable Stents

(MedPage Today) -- Target lesion failure more likely in coronary lesions longer than 60 mm
via Long Lesions Riskier with Absorbable Stents
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Glucose in Saliva Affects Oral Microbiome (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Mechanistic link between diabetes and poor oral health
via Glucose in Saliva Affects Oral Microbiome (CME/CE)
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Make the Diagnosis: Chest X-ray Challenge

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 45-year-old female who immigrated to the United states 10 years ago from South America presents with a 4-month history of dyspnea on exertion. She denies any chest pain, but notes significant fluid accumulation in her abdomen and lower extremities. She has a history of childhood tuberculosis that was treated. Her ECG is unremarkable. Her chest X-ray is shown below. In addition to an elevated jugular venous pressure and a 3rd heart sound, which of the following is likely to be found on physical exam?
via Make the Diagnosis: Chest X-ray Challenge
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PCI Postconditioning Flops Without a Subgroup to Save It

(MedPage Today) -- Neither deaths nor rehospitalizations reduced after STEMI
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Demand for Carotid Intervention Pumped Up by Fee-for-Service Doctors? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Study says yes but can't determine if that's a bad thing
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Antithrombotics Tied to Higher Subdural Hematoma Risk

(MedPage Today) -- But bleeding around the brain observed less often with NOACs
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Cobra PzF Stent Wins U.S. Regulatory Approval

(MedPage Today) -- Device said to be a good option for patients at high bleeding risk
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