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Prolonged ECG monitoring improves post-stroke atrial fibrillation detection

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Research suggests that all patients aged 60 years or older who have had a stroke, irrespective of the suspected cause, could benefit from enhanced and prolonged monitoring for atrial fibrillation.

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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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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.

15-02-2017 | Heart failure | News | Article

Elevated hs-cTnT levels could indicate subclinical cardiac disease

Minor increases in high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T levels may represent an early biochemical signature of subclinical heart disease, researchers report.

14-02-2017 | Multiple sclerosis | News | Article

Alemtuzumab compares favorably with other potent immunotherapies for MS

Researchers suggest that alemtuzumab is comparable to natalizumab for controlling multiple sclerosis activity and superior to fingolimod and interferon beta.

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