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What is the long-term prognostic value of coronary CTA in diabetes?

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JAMA Viewpoint: Contemporary EHRs do not do enough to support physicians' decisions

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Physicians and hospitals growing more transparent regarding medical mistakes

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Cause of death in patients with diabetes undergoing coronary revascularization | ESC

The FREEDOM trial randomized 1900 diabetic patients with MV-CAD and demonstrated a significant benefit for CABG over PCI.

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American study shows trends in high-intensity statin therapy after MI | ESC
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American study shows trends in high-intensity statin therapy after MI | ESC

The percent of patients filling a high-intensity statin post-discharge increased from 27.8% to 51.7%.

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Study relates average resting heart rate with a wide range of cardiovascular diseases | ESC
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Study relates average resting heart rate with a wide range of cardiovascular diseases | ESC

Women with heart rates of 80-89bpm had higher total CVD events and all-cause mortality.

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MCRC: high baseline IL-6 linked to bevacizumab resistance, poor survival

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Adjuvant radioiodine for DTC: timing has no impact on outcomes

The optimal time interval between thyroidectomy and RAI is controversial but is essential for treatment planning.

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Smoking: can brief presurgical cessation improve CABG outcomes?

Patients should be encouraged to quit smoking before on-pump cardiac surgery.

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HCC: ramucirumab improves survival in Japanese patients

The REACH trial previously failed to demonstrate improved OS from ramucirumab.

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Adolescent pregnancy: cesarean delivery rates are 1/2 of adult women

Factors intrinsic to adolescents vs management of labor need to be examined.

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Exercise may protect against cesarean delivery

Obstetricians should discuss exercise with all pregnant patients.

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Late-onset asthma linked to higher CVD risk

Patients with early-onset asthma had no difference in CVD events compared to those without asthma.

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GERD linked to hearing loss, but PPIs and H2-RAs are not

Large prospective study evaluates risk factors for hearing loss in women.

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E-cigarette discussions with patients: the blind leading the blind?

E-cigarettes are being viewed as smoking cessation/reduction tools by both consumers and healthcare providers.

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Does depression independently predict heart attack among HIV-infected adults?

Identifying and treating depression may reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in adults with HIV.

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CMR: what every cardiologist needs to know

The use of cardiac magnetic resonance has increased dramatically in recent years. To use the tool effectively in patient care, cardiologists need to know how it works.

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