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Study: Triple Therapy No Better Than Dual for Acute MI, A-Fib

Clinicians should carefully consider the risks and benefits of triple therapy, as new research reports that in older patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and atrial fibrillation (AF), triple therapy did not reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events but was associated with a greater risk of bleeding.

SSRI in Pregnancy Linked to Fewer Preterm Births, But Increase in Other Risks

The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat maternal psychiatric disorders was linked to a lower risk of preterm birth and a delivery but a higher risk of neonatal problems.

Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids

The increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes has led to a number of cases of nicotine poisoning in recent years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns.

Case Report Highlights Dangers of Eyeball Tattooing

Eyeball tattooing can lead to ocular penetration, intraocular pigment deposition, and associated complications, and public awareness of the risks must increase.

Sublingual Immunotherapy Linked to Clinical Benefits in HIV

For grass pollen-allergic HIV-positive patients treated with highly-active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is associated with significant clinical benefits.

Moderate Lifestyle Intervention Cuts GDM Among High-Risk Women

A moderate lifestyle intervention can reduce the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among high-risk pregnant women.

Revised Staging System Prognostic for Multiple Myeloma

The International Staging System (ISS) combined with chromosomal abnormalities (CA) detected by interphase fluorescent in situ hybridization after CD138 plasma cell purification and serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) has prognostic value in newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM).

USPSTF: Not Enough Evidence for Early Autism Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that there is currently insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in asymptomatic children age 3 and younger.

Robotic Sx Feasible for Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy

Completely intracorporeal robotic level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy is feasible, according to a report published in The Journal of Urology.

Novel Pharmacological Activity for R-Ketorolac in Ovarian Cancer

The R-enantiomer of ketorolac is enriched in peritoneal fluids and inhibits peritoneal cell GTPase activity with administration after ovarian cancer surgery.