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Cardiology

Global variations in AF complications substantial

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Rates of stroke, heart failure and death vary significantly by global region in patients presenting to emergency departments with atrial fibrillation, study findings indicate.

Diabetes

Closed-loop insulin delivery success in pregnancy

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Overnight closed-loop insulin delivery maintains tighter control of glucose levels than sensor-augmented pump delivery in pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes, shows a randomised crossover trial.

Neurology

Brain atrophy documented in prolonged status epilepticus

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Using magnetic resonance imaging, US investigators have found evidence of brain atrophy in patients with super-refractory status epilepticus despite seizure control treatment with anaesthetic agents.

Oncology

PROs best with bone marrow unrelated donor transplantation

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For patients undergoing unrelated donor haematopoietic cell transplantation, bone marrow should be used as the graft source instead of peripheral blood, say researchers who found that bone marrow recipients fared better with respect to certain self-reported measures.

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Gender should not impact DAPT treatment duration

Gender should not be a primary factor when deciding the duration of dual-antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention, study findings indicate.

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Cardiovascular risk factors prevalent many years before AF diagnosis

Cardiovascular risk factors can be present in patients with atrial fibrillation more than 15 years before an AF diagnosis, with each having its own trajectory, US researchers report.

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TAVR benefits may persist in lower-risk patients

Patients with relatively low surgical risk still benefit from transcatheter aortic valve replacement, shows an analysis of patients from the CoreValve US Pivotal High Risk Trial.

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Orthostatic hypotension ‘common’ in diabetes, hypertension patients

Orthostatic hypotension occurs in a “relatively high” proportion of hypertensive individuals with Type 2 diabetes and is associated with adverse prognosis, say the ACCORD blood pressure trial investigators.

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RA-related lymphoma risk not attributable to TNF inhibitors

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, medium-term treatment with tumour necrosis factor inhibitors does not increase the risk of developing lymphoma over and above the background risk associated with RA.

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