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By Nancy A. Melville MELBOURNE, Australia -- July 12, 2019 -- Rivaroxaban is associated with significant reductions in cardiovascular or limb events and adverse renal outcomes, compared with warfarin, for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) with type 2 diabetes, according to a...
Rimegepant eliminated pain and reduced bothersome symptoms for people with migraines, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The drug may offer advantages over currently available migraine medications, according to Richard B. Lipton, MD, Albert Einstein College of...
Rimegepant eliminated pain and reduced bothersome symptoms for people with migraines, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The drug may offer advantages over currently available migraine medications, according to Richard B. Lipton, MD, Albert Einstein College of...
By Brian Hoyle SAN FRANCISCO -- June 26, 2019 -- The use of Mueller-Hinton Rapid-SIR (MHR-SIR) agar permits the determination of antibiotic susceptibility directly from urine specimens in patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs), with results available more than 40 hours earlier compared with...
A study among people treated for type 1 diabetes for many years has discovered that a minority may have monogenic diabetes, a non-autoimmune inherited condition that in some cases does not require insulin treatment. “Our finding has clinical implications,” says George L. King, MD, Joslin Diabetes...
Patients with prostate cancer who are treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) appear to have an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, compared with patients who do not receive ADT, according to a study published in JAMA. Of the 154,089 men sampled in the study, 62,330 received...
Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood is associated with an increased risk of hypertension in later childhood and adolescence, according to a study published in Hypertension. For the study, Guoying Wang, MD, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore,...
By Frances Morin OSLO, Norway -- July 2, 2019 -- Patients with dementia who receive statins show significant reductions in mortality and stroke compared with patients who are not treated with statins, according to a study presented at the 5th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN)....
Carefully designed, integrated multi-omic studies could accelerate the use of precision medicine for patients with asthma, according to a review published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. In the review, the researchers reported that numerous studies have shown the value of...
Antidepressants reduce deaths by more than a third in patients with diabetes and depression, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology...

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