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Can Education Boost Adherence to Apixaban? New Data Presented

Research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015 reports that an education program did not improve adherence to apixaban among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared to usual information about the disease and treatment.

Sensus Wearable Device for RLS: Pilot Study Data Announced

NeuroMetrix announced preliminary results from a pilot study on the safety and efficacy of its Sensus Pain Management System in patients with restless leg syndrome (RLS).

Ezetimibe Add-On Tx Shows CV Benefits in Patients With Diabetes, ACS

Ezetimibe added to statin therapy showed a benefit in patients with diabetes who were admitted to the hospital with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a study presented the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015.

Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker Deemed Safe, Effective

For patients who require permanent single-chamber ventricular pacing, an active-fixation leadless cardiac pacemaker is safe and effective, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Osteonecrosis of Jaw Risk Highest for Two Bisphosphonates

The risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is highest in association with intravenous bisphosphonate use, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Outcomes Up for Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Sx

Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is associated with improved outcomes compared with conventional cataract surgery.

Many Pregnant Women Lacking in Element Linked to Cognition in Offspring

Recent research indicates that many pregnant women have a median urinary iodine concentration below the recommended level, which may have a negative impact on the motor and cognitive functions of offspring.

Nonalbuminuric CKD Ups Cardiovascular Morbidity in T1DM

Nonalbuminuric chronic kidney disease is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality, but not renal outcomes, in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Multidisciplinary Rehab Compared to CBT for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

For patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multidisciplinary rehabilitation treatment (MRT) is more effective for reducing fatigue than cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).