• Another study finds no evidence of increased long-term mortality with paclitaxel-coated devices

    7 days ago - By Healio

    Patients who underwent endovascular revascularization with a paclitaxel-based drug-eluting device did not have an increased mortality risk over an 11-year follow-up period, according to a safety analysis published in the European Heart Journal.
    “Our findings now show on a large-scaled, real-world analysis on almost 65,000 patients that paclitaxel-based devices do not increase long-term mortality after its peripheral application,” Eva Freisinger, MD, senior physician in the department of cardiology at University Hospital Muenster in Germany, told Healio.
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  • High-, low-risk adenomas could inform colonoscopy intervals

    7 days ago - By Healio

    The presence of high- or low-risk adenomas at screening colonoscopy could help physicians determine how long to make surveillance intervals, according to study results.
    “Ideally, surveillance recommendations are based on the risk of developing and dying from colorectal cancer after adenoma removal,” Jeffrey K. Lee, MD, MAS, of the department of gastroenterology at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, and colleagues wrote. “Yet most studies that serve as the basis for the guidelines have either been small in size, performed under highly standardized conditions or with selected
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  • Taking a pay cut at work could boost your heart disease risks by nearly 20%, study finds

    Taking a pay cut at work could boost your heart disease risks by nearly 20%, study finds

    7 days ago - By Daily Mail

    A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, found that the risk of strokes and heart attacks rose nearly 20 percent for those whose salary decreased.
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  • Study finds risk for false-negative rapid test results in HIV controllers

    7 days ago - By Healio

    Rapid screening tests may not reliably diagnose HIV in natural HIV controllers, leading to false-negative test results in some patients, according to recently published study findings.
    “This study was prompted by frequent questions from clinicians asking if patients who naturally control infection could have false-negative diagnosis of HIV infection, and so if the diagnosis could be missed in such patients,” Véronique Avettand-Fenoel, PharmD, PhD, from the clinical microbiology laboratory at Necker Hospital in Paris, told Infectious Disease News.
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