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Amyloid beta present in the hearts of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

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Researchers have identified intramyocardial amyloid beta aggregates and changes in cardiac function among patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Neurology

Support for lacosamide as a monotherapy in newly diagnosed epilepsy

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Lacosamide could be suitable as a monotherapy for adults with newly diagnosed epilepsy, say researchers.

Oncology

Pleural effusion linked to first-line dasatinib molecular response

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Pleural effusion may be a positive sign during dasatinib treatment in patients with chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia, suggests research published in Oncology Reports.

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02-12-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

PCSK9 inhibitors could increase diabetes risk

The results of two independent studies of genetic variants suggest that treatment with a PCSK9 inhibitor could increase the risk for diabetes.

02-12-2016 | Cardiology | News | Article

STEMI risk eight times higher among younger smokers

Smoking is associated with an eightfold increase in the risk of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction among people younger than 50 years of age, researchers report.

01-12-2016 | Chronic myeloid leukaemia | News | Article

STIM1 findings confirm safety of controlled imatinib discontinuation

Final results of the Stop Imatinib trial confirm that the tyrosine kinase inhibitor can be safely discontinued in chronic myeloid leukemia patients who achieve a sustained deep molecular response.

01-12-2016 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

Cardiac troponin T levels associated with mortality risk after elective PCI

Elevated preprocedural high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T levels are associated with increased mortality risk among male and female patients with stable coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, results of a retrospective study suggest.

30-11-2016 | Alzheimer's disease | News | Article

US dementia decline reported

The prevalence of dementia in the USA has decreased between 2000 and 2012, and increasing educational attainment appears to be one of the contributing factors.

30-11-2016 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

Lack of on-site cardiac surgery may not compromise PCI outcomes

A large US study suggests that the risk of in-hospital mortality is similar in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention at centers with and without on-site cardiac surgery.

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