The New Health Care: Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They're Still Widely Used
Why are so many people paying so much - and putting themselves at risk - for a placebo effect?
12 days ago - NY Times
Stem cell therapy for CVDs: Advances persist, challenges remain
The first randomized controlled trials of regenerative medicine in CVD were conducted in the early 2000s, involving intracoronary infusion of autologous unselected bone marrow...
15 days ago - Healio
Coronary Spasm Linked to Inflamed Adventitia in Vasospastic Angina
A new report shows coronary artery spasm is associated with inflammation of coronary adventitia and perivascular adipose tissue and suggests 18F-FDG PET/CT may be used to...
18 days ago - Medscape - 7 articles
DECREASE-PCI: Triple antiplatelet therapy reduces TVR after DES implantation
Patients with CAD who underwent an implantation of a second-generation drug-eluting stent and treated with triple antiplatelet therapy with cilostazol had a reduced risk for...
25 days ago - Healio
Trial Scoreard: CRESCENT-II
Comparison of tiered comprehensive cardiac CT protocol vs. functional testing in patients with stable angina and suspected CAD.
1 month ago - Healio
New topical gel for erectile dysfunction
Researchers have developed a new gel formulation for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. This gel formulation contains nitrates or nitroglycerine that is being used to treat...
1 month ago - News Medical
Tiered CT Protocol Boosts Efficiency, Speed of CAD Diagnosis
The protocol, which includes dynamic perfusion imaging, helps rule out low-risk patients with stable angina while comprehensively assessing those with CAD who may benefit from...
1 month ago - Medscape - 3 articles
Physician Practice Style and Healthcare Costs: Evidence from Emergency Departments - by Gautam Gowrisankaran, Keith A. Joiner, Pierre-Thomas Leger
We examine the variation across emergency department physicians in their resource use and health outcomes, and the relationship between ED resource use and future healthcare...
1 month ago - National Bureau of Economic Research
PCI No Better Than Sham for Stable Angina In ORBITA
No symptom relief beyond placebo effect in first sham-controlled trial
1 month ago - MedPageToday - 2 articles
What a Single Fatty Meal Can Do to Our Arteries
Studies have been done that demonstrate the effects of eating fatty foods, and how such a diet contributes to chest pains, or angina, particularly such pain directly after a...
1 month ago - Health Status
The headlines of Master Doctor
Novel Approach That may Help Eradicate Malaria
Novel technology could allow researchers to develop and test new antimalarial drugs.
New ELISA Method for Analysing Cetuximab
Determination of cetuximab in human plasma samples can be made possible with highly sensitive and selective ELISA test.
New Device Finds Fibroblast Subtypes at Low-Cost in RA Patients
Low-cost portable microfluidic device uses single-cell technology to identify how cells influence disease and respond to treatment in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Flu has killed 97 children but is finally slowing in US
Another 13 children died of flu last week, according to the CDC, but the number of people seeing doctors for flu symptoms fell for the second in the row, suggesting that we...
Antibiotic linked to higher death rates heart disease
The FDA has issued a warning that the broad-spectrum antibiotic clarithromycin may raise the risk of death for heart disease patients and is advising sufferers to steer clear...
The placebo effect is real: Study finds imagining less pain actually brings...
Could coping with pain be a case of mind over matter? A new study from the Netherlands shows that people can ease their pain simply by imagining something to be less painful...
Chief Cause of Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline Identified
Alzheimer's disease may be caused by a protein called phosphorylated tau which is responsible for cognitive decline. Research looked beyond amyloid-beta plaques and finds that...
ER reduces opioids by more than half using laughing gas
Doctors at St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey use laughing gas and dry needling to treat pain associated with broken bones and kidney stones.
Mobile App Reduces Hospital Readmission of Heart Attack Patients
A new mobile app Corrie has been developed to reduce hospital readmission of heart attack patients. It helps to keep track of medications, appointments and life style changes...
Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Lower IQ Level in Children
The IQ level of children affected with Chronic Kidney Disease was less compared to the normal children. They also had problems with executive function, academic skills, visual...