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AAP: Ask Every Adolescent About Alcohol Use in Office Visits

Alcohol poses a far greater threat to children than many parents may realize, according to a clinical report published in Pediatrics.

Questions Surround Clinical Risk Score for HF Patients

The predictive accuracy of the CHA2DS2-VASc score for ischemic stroke, thromboembolism, and death in patients with heart failure with and without concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) is modest.

Ultrasound, MRI Comparable for Cervical Cancer Staging in Study

Transvaginal sonography (TVS), performed by a dedicated gynecologic radiologist, is comparable to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosing and staging local cervical cancer.

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.