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By Eric Ramos PHILADELPHIA -- November 20, 2019 -- The selective BET protein inhibitor apabetalone did not improve cardiovascular outcomes among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and type 2 diabetes, according to a study presented here at the 2019 American Heart Association (AHA)...
A single, low-dose ketamine infusion was relatively free of side effects for patients with treatment-resistant depression, according to a study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. Studies have shown that a single, subanesthetic-dose ketamine infusion can often rapidly relieve...
The Disease State Index (DSI) can predict which patients with shunted idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. “Patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus often...
By Walter Alexander PHILADELPHIA -- November 18, 2019 -- Twice-yearly injections of inclisiran significantly reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease who were already receiving intensive lipid-lowering therapies, according to...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved cefiderocol (Fetroja) for the treatment of patients aged 18 years and older with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs), including kidney infections caused by susceptible Gram-negative microorganisms, who have limited or no alternative...
The release and redistribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to other lipid‐rich organs such as the brain, kidneys, and liver during bariatric surgery may warrant further investigation, according to a study published in Obesity. Although bariatric surgeries are known to have potential...
A single injection of etokimab may have the potential to desensitise patients with peanut allergy and reduce atopy-related adverse events, according to a study published in JCI Insight. Currently, the only existing treatment for peanut allergy, oral immunotherapy, requires patients to eat tiny,...
Childhood thinking skills may influence cognitive performance later in life, according to a study published in Neurology. The study also found that education level and socioeconomic status were also predictors of thinking and memory performance. “Finding these predictors is important because if...
By Louise Gagnon LAS VEGAS -- November 8, 2019 -- Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who undergo gastric bypass have significant less reflux symptoms compared with patients who undergo sleeve gastrectomy, according to a study presented here at Obesity Week 2019. “GERD symptoms...
By Louise Gagnon LAS VEGAS -- November 8, 2019 -- Women who have undergone a gastric bypass are not at an increased risk of having a stillborn infant or having an infant that experiences neonatal death, according to a study presented here at Obesity Week 2019. “In a previous study, we found a...

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