Are Preoperative Statins in Non-Cardiac Surgery Beneficial?

Preoperative statins reduced cardiac complications and mortality in patients who underwent non-cardiac surgery, according to a new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015.

Bleeding, Stroke Rates With Rivaroxaban in AF Patients Presented at ESC

Oral anticoagulation with rivaroxaban for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients resulted in low rates of bleeding and stroke, researchers presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015.

Cervical Pessary Use and Preterm Birth Rate Examined in New Study

Little difference in rate of spontaneous birth 34 weeks, perinatal death with use of cervical pessary

Why Food Allergies Are on the Rise

IgE stimulated by a cross-reactive inhalant allergen can result in allergic reactions to diverse foods

Taking Naps Could Lower BP, Reduce Meds Needed

Midday naps may reduce blood pressure (BP) levels in hypertensive patients, and those who nap may require fewer antihypertensive medications than those who do not nap, according to research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015.

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).