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Real-world effectiveness, safety of novel oral anticoagulants in AF explored

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A Danish nationwide cohort study published in The BMJ examines the effectiveness and safety profiles of novel oral anticoagulants among patients with atrial fibrillation.

Neurology

Blood-based NfL differentiates PD and parkinsonian disorders

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A simple blood test for neurofilament light chain protein could help physicians distinguish atypical parkinsonian disorders from Parkinson’s disease, study findings show.

Oncology

Adjuvant gemcitabine plus capecitabine ‘new standard of care’ for resected pancreatic cancer

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Adding capecitabine to gemcitabine in the adjuvant setting significantly improves overall survival in patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the ESPAC-4 trial shows.

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24-02-2017 | Cardiology | News | Article

No reduction in intraoperative bleeding with fibrinogen concentrate

Results of a randomized trial published in JAMA suggest that infusion of fibrinogen concentrate does not reduce intraoperative blood loss during high-risk cardiac surgery.

23-02-2017 | Cardiology | News | Article

Mediterranean diet may improve HDL atheroprotective functions

Adherence to a traditional Mediterranean diet could improve the atheroprotective functions of high-density lipoprotein among people with high cardiovascular risk, results from a substudy of the PREDIMED trial suggest.

22-02-2017 | Neurology | News | Article

Selective sodium channel blocking shows promise in trigeminal neuralgia

Phase II study findings provide a basis for further investigation of a Nav1.7 selective sodium channel blocker in trigeminal neuralgia.

21-02-2017 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

Transradial CTO PCI may be feasible for noncomplex cases

Transradial percutaneous coronary intervention could be feasible for the treatment of noncomplex chronic total occlusions, but complex cases may require a transfemoral approach, Japanese researchers report.

17-02-2017 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

Similar outcomes with BMS and DES in myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock

Study results suggest that patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock have similar outcomes when treated with drug-eluting or bare metal stents.

16-02-2017 | Stroke | News | Article

Arterial spin labeling detects post-stroke collateral blood vessels to aid prognosis

 Collateral blood vessels detected on arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging are significantly associated with good neurologic outcomes in patients after acute ischemic stroke.

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