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Cardiology

Beta blockers still essential in reperfusion era

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Early use of β blockers is still important in myocardial infarction patients without heart failure in the reperfusion era, a study suggests.

Diabetes

FTO gene has no influence on weight loss intervention success

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Overweight and obese people who carry two minor alleles of the fat mass and obesity associated gene respond just as well to weight loss interventions as noncarriers, shows a meta-analysis of individual participant data.

Neurology

Factors linked to stroke undertreatment identified

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An analysis of the US Get With The Guidelines–Stroke registry has revealed multiple patient and hospital characteristics associated with failure to provide intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy in eligible patients with acute ischaemic stroke.

Oncology

ProtecT clinical, patient-reported outcomes revealed

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Two articles published in The New England Journal of Medicine report on the clinical and patient-reported outcomes of the ProtecT trial’s assessment of three approaches for the management of localised prostate cancer detected by prostate-specific antigen testing.

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28-09-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Pancreatitis risk small but real with gliptin treatment

A meta-analysis of randomised trials indicates that gliptin treatment is associated with a small but significantly increased risk of acute pancreatitis among patients with Type 2 diabetes.

28-09-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Stacking up abdominal fat increases CVD risk

Follow-up of the Framingham Heart Study Third Generation cohort shows that increases in visceral adipose tissue over time are associated with worsening cardiovascular disease risk factors.

28-09-2016 | Oncology | News | Article

MRI outplays ultrasonography in HCC detection

Screening cirrhotic patients at high risk of hepatocellular carcinoma with gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging results in significantly improved HCC detection compared with ultrasonography, findings indicate.

28-09-2016 | Neurology | News | Article

Support for rituximab therapy in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders

Rituximab therapy reduces the frequency of disease relapses and neurological disability in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows.

27-09-2016 | Stroke | News | Article

Speed is key for stroke thrombectomy

Early initiation of endovascular stroke treatment is critical to give patients the best chance of achieving functional independence, say the HERMES collaborators.

27-09-2016 | Cardiometabolic | News | Article

Statin, some nonstatin lipid-lowering therapies broadly equivalent

Nonstatin therapies that act via upregulation of the low-density lipoprotein receptor prevent major vascular events as effectively as statins do, shows an analysis in JAMA.

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