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Does BP self-monitoring help in hypertension?

Results of a meta-analysis.

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The smoking gun in atherosclerosis– LDL or immune cells? – Plenary lecture at EAS 2017 in Prague

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Beta-blockers unnecessary after myocardial infarction

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Statin reduces mortality risk in Afib

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Cancer patients receive suboptimal treatment for myocardial infarction

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Can fibrin clot permeability predict stroke, bleeding in anticoagulated patients with Afib?

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ED admission avoidance strategies are working

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Beta-blockers add little to ACEi/ARB and statins for mortality prevention post acute MI

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90% of GP surgeries rated good or outstanding by CQC

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Improve access to end of life care, says report

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Prioritize respiratory care services, urges BLF

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Natl Cancer Inst
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Breast cancer: extended AI therapy tied to CV events, bone fractures

Meta-analysis suggests need for greater surveillance if AI therapy is extended past 5 y.

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Simple clinical test can reveal underlying obstructive sleep apnea | EASD

Analysis of cardiorespiratory reflex imbalance can show the post-effects of transient relief of subclinical hypoxia.

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CONUT score in elderly hypertensive patients predicts 90-d mortality

A higher score at hospital admission is an ominous sign.

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How often should teens and adolescents with hypertension have follow-up visits?

This group has the worst hypertension control rates.

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Prostate cancer: comorbidity does not raise cancer-specific mortality

Data from a large observational study.

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Doctor organisations support treaty for elimination of nuclear weapons
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Doctor organisations support treaty for elimination of nuclear weapons

The treaty, which was adopted by the United Nations in July 2017, opened for signatures on Wednesday, September 20.

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Dabigatran registry study finds high probability of long-term adherence

Half of those who discontinued, however, did not start a new OAC within 30 d.

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Women with AF and diabetes have higher mortality and more CV events | EASD
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Women with AF and diabetes have higher mortality and more CV events | EASD

Mortality occurred in 45.8% of men vs 53% of women.

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Which NHL survivors have greatest risk for HF?

The study recommends preventive strategies in the newly diagnosed.

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Are your diabetes patients using alternative medicine?

Study finds about half are using complementary health approaches, some with possible adverse effects.

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British Thoracic Society launches quality standards for home oxygen use
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British Thoracic Society launches quality standards for home oxygen use

The Society is encouraging widespread use of the quality standards by NHS commissioners and healthcare practitioners.

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WHO warns urgent action is needed to beat noncommunicable diseases
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WHO warns urgent action is needed to beat noncommunicable diseases

The World Health Organisation has published a new progress monitor on noncommunicable diseases.

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Pioglitazone after stroke: benefit may be greater for high-risk patients

A secondary analysis of the IRIS trial.

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Afib: a risk factor for cognitive decline even in the absence of stroke

A prospective cohort study of nearly 5000 stroke-free adults with Afib.

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