Medications

No significant association found for ADHD meds, CVD risk

There seems to be no statistically significant association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published ...

Cardiology

New troponin test improves heart attack diagnostics

A new test has been developed in Turku, Finland, that helps in separating heart attack patients from those whose cardiac troponin values are elevated due to renal insufficiency.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ventilator-free days comparable with lower, higher SpO₂ target

The number of ventilator-free days does not differ for critically ill adults receiving mechanical ventilation with a lower, intermediate, or higher target for oxygen saturation, according to a study published online Oct. ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

The pros and cons of hormone therapy for aging transgender women

An estimated 71% of transgender women use or intend to use gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT). Although sample sizes are comparatively small, there are studies that demonstrate psychological advantages of GAHT, whereas ...

Cardiology

Long-term outcomes of PCI, CABG compared for multivessel CAD

For patients with multivessel coronary artery disease, the rates of major adverse cardiac events and safety events do not differ for those receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with everolimus-eluting stent or ...

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