• Machine-learning test may improve kidney failure prediction in patients with diabetes

    1 month ago - By Healio

    For patients with type 2 diabetes or the APOL1-HR genotype, a machine learning test integrating biomarkers and electronic health record data demonstrated improved prediction of kidney failure compared with commonly used clinical models.
    According to Kinsuk Chauhan, MD, MPH, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and colleagues, diabetic kidney disease from type 2 diabetes accounts for 44% of all patients with end-stage kidney disease, with the APOL1 high-risk genotypes also associated with increased risk for chronic kidney disease progression and eGFR decline that may ultimately result in
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  • Cangrelor inferior to tirofiban for platelet aggregation inhibition during PCI

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Cangrelor resulted in inferior platelet aggregation inhibition compared with tirofiban in patients with STEMI who were undergoing PCI, the FABOLUS-FASTER study found.
    The study, which was presented at the virtual PCR e-Course and simultaneously published in Circulation, also found that cangrelor and tirofiban generated greater platelet aggregation inhibition compared with chewed prasugrel .
    “The study shows for the first time that tirofiban is roughly threefold more potent in P2Y12 pathway inhibition than
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  • PCI Comes Up Short for Most, but Not All Multivessel CTOs

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    The largest retrospective study to date showed more long-term cardiac events compared with surgery, but a role for PCI in carefully selected patients.
    Medscape Medical News
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  • Stroke More Likely in COVID-19 Than Flu Patients

    Stroke More Likely in COVID-19 Than Flu Patients

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    COVID-19 patients had a significantly higher risk of ischemic stroke than respiratory flu patients, data from two New York City hospitals suggested.
    Stroke occurred in 1.6% of nearly 2,000 COVID-19 patients who visited an emergency...
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  • Coronavirus patients are eight times more likely to suffer a stroke compared to flu patients

    Coronavirus patients are eight times more likely to suffer a stroke compared to flu patients

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    A new study found that, of more than 1,900 patients either in the ER or hospitalized with coronavirus, 1.6% suffered an ischemic stroke compared to 0.2% of flu patients.
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