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iMedicalApps: This Week's Top Medical Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Picks include ABFM self-assessment, palliative care, and cardiopulmonary rehab apps (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Antares: astronomers capture best ever image of a star ’s surface and atmosphere
Pictures of red supergiant Antares, 550 light years from Earth, are the most detailed images even taken of a star other than the sunAstronomers have produced the most detailed ever images of a starother than the sun.The red supergiant, called Antares, is known as the heart of the Scorpius constellation because of its rosy hue, discernible to the naked eye, and location in the body of the astronomical beast. The new images, produced using theEuropean Southern Observatory ’s Very Large Telescope in Chile, are the most detailed yet of the surface and atmosphere of a star beyond our solar system.Continue reading... (Sour...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Astronomy Space The sun Science Source Type: news

SPRINT's Intense BP Targeting Likely Cost-Effective (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Targeting (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Threat of Rheumatic Heart Disease Not Over
(MedPage Today) -- Still an important public health threat in less-developed nations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Brain activity tied to blood pressure during stress
(Reuters Health) - Brain scans obtained during psychological stress might someday help doctors identify people who are at higher risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CardioBrief: New Analyses Show PCSK9 Inhibitors Are Bad Buy
(MedPage Today) --'The most expensive preventive therapies by far in the history of cardiovascular medicine'(Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

PCSK9 Inhibitors Still Burdened by High Cost Despite FOURIER PCSK9 Inhibitors Still Burdened by High Cost Despite FOURIER
"These drugs have achieved the dubious distinction of being the most expensive preventive therapies by far in the history of cardiovascular medicine," says an editorial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New Economic Analysis Based On Repatha ® (Evolocumab) Outcomes Data Published In JAMA Cardiology
Repatha Used in Patients at High-Risk For Cardiovascular Events is Cost-Effective at Net Prices at or Below $9,669 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced results from a new Repatha® (evolocumab) economic analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Cardiology. The study identifies the clinical and economic consequences of treating a population of patients at high-risk of cardiovascular (CV) events and defines the cost-effectiveness of Repatha under various clinical scenarios. The analysis is based on the clinical outcomes from t...
Source: Amgen News Release - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Heart attacks or strokes 'could be prevented by scanning brains for stress'
HEART attacks or strokes could be prevented by scanning people's brains for signs of stress, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Provider Communication Might Improve Medication Adherence Better Provider Communication Might Improve Medication Adherence
Several modifiable aspects of patient-provider communication contribute to poor medication adherence in patients with hypertension, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Many heart failure patients don ’t recognize the risks of their illness
(Reuters Health) - Even though doctors think most people with heart failure have a high likelihood of requiring a heart transplant or dying from complications of their illness, a small U.S. study suggests that many patients see a much rosier picture of their future. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blog: Women members at the heart of our union
I’m in Scotland this week to meet some of our fantastic members and activists, so it was fitting – and a real pleasure – to address UNISON’s Scottish Women’s Committee this morning. Since our union was first established, Scotland and our Scottish members have always been at the heart of our union. It’s a place that means a great deal to me and somewhere that I’ve always had a strong connection to. And as a union with over a million women members, we have always fought to ensure that we are the best union for women, with women playing a leading role at every level. Every major succe...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Scotland women Source Type: news

Medical Extrusion Technologies loses trademark bid
A U.S. trademark board last week shot down a bid by Medical Extrusion Technologies to trademark its name, ruling that the name is not distinct enough to trademark. MET applied to trademark its name for “polyurethanes in the form of sheets, films, pellets, granules, and tubes for use in the manufacture of medical devices, medical diagnostic devices, artificial vascular grafts, stents, pacemaker leads, artificial heart pump diaphragms, catheters, drug delivery devices, orthopedic and spinal implants, blood glucose monitors, and blood gas analyzers.” Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design ...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News apollomedicalextrusiontechnologies U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Source Type: news

More Support for Tight Blood Pressure Control
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- For people at increased risk of heart disease, intensive blood pressure control may be just as safe as standard treatment, a new study finds. Experts said the results bolster the case for more aggressive treatment of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nurse - , System - Related Factors Analyzed in Wrong - Patient Events
In 77 percent of wrong - patient incident reports, the process of identifying the patients was not described (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

We Have Ruined Late-Breaking Clinical Trials in Cardiology
(MedPage Today) -- In this Revolution and Revelation, Milton Packer explains why a cornerstone of annual meetings has gone from sizzler to snoozer (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - August 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Should you use ‘vaginal seeding’ if your baby is born by caesarean?
Some parents are embracing the emerging process of replenishing newborns with lost bacteria – but doctors are warning against itThere has been an emerging trend among mothers who have a caesarean section for “vaginal seeding”, a process that exposes newborn babies to the micro-organisms they would normally encounter during vaginal birth. This week, though, Danish obstetricians writing in the internationaljournal BJOG said that it“could do more harm than good”. Doctors at the UK ’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists also warned against it.Although the research is new and un...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Schiller Tags: Childbirth Health & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Video of tick stuck in a patient ’s ear
The clip shows a doctor removing a tick embedded inside an unnamed patient's eardrum. Ticks can cause Lyme disease, caused Matt, 44, to need heart surgery after suffering complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horrifying video of tick stuck in a patient ’s ear
The clip shows a doctor removing a tick embedded inside an unnamed patient's eardrum. Ticks can cause Lyme disease, caused Matt, 44, to need heart surgery after suffering complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-AMO chief Mazzo seeks dismissal in retrial of insider trading case
Former Advanced Medical Optics CEO James Mazzo wants a federal judge to dismiss his retrial on insider trading charges after the first round ended in a mistrial, alleging prosecutorial misconduct. Federal prosecutors argue that Mazzo can’t prove any of his allegations, according to documents filed with the U.S. District Court for Central California. The feds in 2014 accused Mazzo of tipping a close friend and neighbor, former Orioles player Doug DeCinces,  about Abbott‘s (NYSE:ABT) pending $2.8 billion acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics (Abbott sold the business to Jo...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Abbott Advanced Medical Optics Insider Trading Source Type: news

What Do You Tell Your Patients About Saturated Fats? What Do You Tell Your Patients About Saturated Fats?
Although some medical groups recommend steering clear of saturated fats, not all experts agree.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Electronic Cigarette, Do We Need to Worry? The Electronic Cigarette, Do We Need to Worry?
Do e-cigarettes pose a risk to the cardiovascular system? This commentary highlights how little we know concerning the possible adverse health effects of e-cigarettes.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Death rates from rheumatic heart disease falling since 1990
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) The risk of dying from rheumatic heart disease, a condition of damaged heart valves caused by bacterial infection that leads to rheumatic fever, has dropped around the world over the last 25 years, according to a new scientific study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Utah researchers present at European Cardiology Conference
(University of Utah Health) Four University of Utah Health researchers will present their research and clinical trial findings, as well as engage in critical discussions around cardiovascular medicine at the 2017 European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, Spain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New understanding of how muscles work
(McGill University) Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill University now makes it possible to look much more closely at how sarcomeres, the basic building blocks within all skeletal and cardiac muscles, work together. It's a discovery that should advance research into a wide range of muscle malfunctions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Use of Blood Cleaning Device Saves High-Risk Patients With Liver Failure
Severe acute liver failure (ALF), a rare but life-threatening illness, is associated with high death rates if patients don’t receive timely treatment or a liver transplant. Unlike the heart or the kidneys, there is no established mechanical device to replace the liver’s function. Now, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought. (Source: University of Maryland...
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NT - ProBNP - Guided Treatment No Benefit in High - Risk HFrEF
No improvement in clinical outcomes versus usual care in heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Natriuretic Peptide-Guided Therapy No Better Than Usual Care in Heart Failure Patients (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH In high-risk patients with heart failure, using natriuretic peptide levels to guide medical therapy is no better than optimal medical therapy alone, a JAMA study finds.Nearly 900 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Immunization / New Faculty / Saudi Arabian DNP Graduates
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Doctor - Patient Dialogue May Boost Use of Blood Pressure Drugs
Physicians in poor neighborhoods should ask about employment, relationships, study says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

CARTI Names Adam Head as President, CEO
Adam Head has been the chief operating officer of the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock since 2013, according to a CARTI news release on Tuesday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ventripoint touts publication of VMS heart analysis system study
Ventripoint Diagnostics this week announced the publication of a study of its VMS heart analysis system, touting that the system’s functionality. The study, undertaken by the cardiology group at London’s Royal Free Hospital, was published in the journal Echocardiography. Results from the study indicate that the system was able to follow patients with enlarged right ventricles and accurately measure small but significant changes in volume and function, Ventripoint said. The company said that the system’s ability to monitor clinical outcomes after therapy has been initiated is important in determining if th...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials VentriPoint Diagnostics Source Type: news

Study: New Cholesterol Drugs Vastly Overpriced
But drug maker, heart experts question methodology of analysis (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smokers Hospitalized for Heart Attacks Often Don ’ t Get Cessation Drugs Smokers Hospitalized for Heart Attacks Often Don ’ t Get Cessation Drugs
Few smokers hospitalized for heart attacks and other serious complications of cardiac disease get medication to help them quit smoking, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Novel Cath Lab Transport Strategy May Boost Survival in Cardiac Arrest
(MedPage Today) -- Remarkable 42% survival with good functional status reported in study (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Think Whole Food, Not'Out of the Box' for Heart Healthy Diet Think Whole Food, Not'Out of the Box' for Heart Healthy Diet
Dr Acharya interviews Mayo nutrition experts Drs Kopecky and Frantz to glean practical diet advice for patients.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Lower SBP Target for Blacks May Benefit Cognitive Function
Researchers find that healthy reductions may benefit blacks even more than whites (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

New Cholesterol Drugs Vastly Overpriced, Study Contends
But drug maker, heart experts question methodology of analysis Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cholesterol (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Kids' Cardio-Metabolic Function Hardwired (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Familial lifestyle could also play a part (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Few Smokers Hospitalized With CHD Get Smoking Cessation Meds
Overall, 22.7 percent received smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, most often the nicotine patch (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Couple force to sacrifice conjoined twins to save baby
Jemma Haig and Murray McKirdy, from East Lothian, were told that not all their babies could survive. The conjoined twins were joined at the chest and shared a heart and respiratory system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient Feedback Should Be At the Heart of the E-Portfolio Patient Feedback Should Be At the Heart of the E-Portfolio
Soliciting patient feedback during medical school is optional, but it can provide medical students with important learning opportunities. Should it be required?Student BMJ (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

'Singheart' molecule could mean heart cells self-repair
Researchers led by the Genome Institute of Singapore have identified a non-coding acid that regulates genes and controls the ability of heart cells to undergo repair or regeneration. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NT-proBNP Tx Disappoints for HF Drug Titration
(MedPage Today) -- No difference in the proportion of GUIDE-IT trial patients who hit target biomarker level (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Vegetarian diets really do lower your cholesterol
A review of nearly 50 studies led by researchers from Keio University in Fujisawa found eating more greens could be a good preventive care for cardiovascular disease (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How doctors are sparing patients from heart tests they don't need
​Doctors ordered fewer unnecessary heart tests after they watched an educational video and received monthly feedback reports, according to a new randomized study in Ontario and the U.S. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Doctors cut back on unnecessary tests with feedback, Canadian cardiologist finds
​Doctors ordered fewer unnecessary heart tests when they watched an educational video and received monthly feedback reports, according to a new randomized study in Ontario and the U.S. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Do your eyes hurt after the solar eclipse? Here ’ s what you need to know.
So you looked directly at the sun while trying to watch the solar eclipse. Maybe you didn't read the warnings or couldn't get your hands on a pair of eclipse glasses. Or maybe you did have them but couldn't resist, just for a few seconds, staring straight at the sun with your naked eyes, experts be darned. […]Related:A heart transplant saved this 13-year-old boy’s life. But he died on his first day of school.Elderly couple got ‘deepest wish’ — to die together — in rare euthanasia caseTibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnout (Source: ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endocrine Network webpages launched – your dedicated hubs for knowledge exchange
The Endocrine Networks were created as platforms to enable basic and clinical researchers, clinical endocrinologists and endocrine nurses to share knowledge and best practice and work together to advance their specialist field. After the launch of theThyroid Network’s dedicated webpages, we are excited to announce all other Endocrine Networks have now their own webpages too!The webpages ofthe seven Endocrine Networks–Thyroid, Neuroendocrinology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Biology, Bone and Calcium, Adrenal and Cardiovascular, Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes, and Metabolic and Obesity&ndas...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fatty liver can cause damage to other organs
NAFLD increases the risk of chronic liver disease, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases by releasing glucose, fats and proteins into the bloodstream, according to research published inScientific Reports. The secreted substances trigger reactions in other organs, causing further damage. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news