Comparison of the New Oral Anticoagulants and Warfarin in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

ConclusionsThe efficacy and safety of NOACs as thromboprophylaxis for AF and VHD are similar to those of warfarin.
Source: Drugs in R&D - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Identification of VHD at an earlier stage may reduce the economic burden. PMID: 31433207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Comp Eff Res Source Type: research
AbstractSelection due to survival or attrition might bias estimates of racial disparities in health, but few studies quantify the likely magnitude of such bias. In a large national cohort with moderate loss to follow-up, we contrasted racial differences in 2 stroke risk factors, incident hypertension and incident left ventricular hypertrophy, estimated by complete-case analyses, inverse probability of attrition weighting, and the survivor average causal effect. We used data on 12,497 black and 17,660 white participants enrolled in the United States (2003 –2007) and collected incident risk factor data approximately 10...
Source: American Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsCryoablation of AF resulted in cost savings compared with the current scenario (RF ablation guided by electroanatomic mapping). When alternative technologies were considered, cryoablation was more expensive than RF ablation with a nonirrigated catheter, but it also resulted in savings compared with RF ablation guided by intracardiac echocardiography. Overall, cryoablation of AF may reduce expenditures in the Brazilian public health system.
Source: Value in Health Regional Issues - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn conclusion, LLPJ seems to be a safe, feasible and effective technique in patients with chronic pancreatitis. However, the number of descriptions published to date is very small, and there are no studies with high scientific evidence comparing LLPJ with open surgery or with endoscopic treatment that would allow us to draw firmer conclusions at the present time.
Source: The Surgeon - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in SportAuthor(s): Tom E. Nightingale, Gurjeet S. Bhangu, James L.J. Bilzon, Andrei V. KrassioukovAbstractObjectivesTo assess; (1) differences in red blood cell distribution width between individuals with chronic (>1 year), motor-complete cervical (n = 21), upper-thoracic (n = 27) and thoracolumbar (n = 15) spinal cord injury and, (2) associations between red blood cell distribution width and cardiorespiratory fitness.DesignProspective multi-center, cross-sectional study.MethodsPeak o...
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
This article discusses diagnostic criteria, treatments, and nursing interventions, including patient teaching, for adults with HCM.
Source: Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research
Source: Clinical Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Clinical Epidemiology Source Type: research
“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still aren’t enthusiastic.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Blood Pressure Aspirin Stroke Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Lancet, The (Journal) Frieden, Thomas R World Health Organization Tehran University University of Birmingham Iran Polypill your-feed Source Type: news
Willed‑movement training reduces middle cerebral artery occlusion‑induced motor deficits and improves angiogenesis and survival of cerebral endothelial cells via upregulating hypoxia‑inducible factor‑1α. Mol Med Rep. 2019 Aug 09;: Authors: Zhou Z, Ren X, Zhou W, Zheng L Abstract Willed movement facilitates neurological rehabilitation in patients with stroke. Focal ischaemia is the hallmark of patients after stroke, though the detailed molecular mechanism by which willed movement affects neurological rehabilitation after stroke is not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to d...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
DR MAX: This is one tablet that combines four different medications which, it is claimed, could nearly halve the risk of heart attacks and strokes in middle-aged and older people in the UK.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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