Cancer

New tumor analysis method identifies high-risk prostate cancer

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai have developed a new way to identify which prostate cancer patients are likely to develop aggressive types of the disease even if their tumors at first appear to be lower risk. The new findings ...

Cardiology

Device reduces risk of brain injury after heart valve replacement

Among patients with severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation, the use of a cerebral protection device (a filter that captures debris [tissue and plaque] dislodged ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Variation in risk of adverse outcomes with metamizole

(HealthDay)—The magnitude of the risk of adverse outcomes associated with metamizole use varies in different studies, according to a review published online July 15 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

Cardiology

Review: similar / improved outcomes for TAVI versus SAVR

(HealthDay)—Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) may be associated with improved clinical outcomes versus surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in adults with severe aortic stenosis, according to a review and ...

Cardiology

Recent improvement in heart failure process of care measures

(HealthDay)—Adherence to heart failure process of care measures has improved significantly over the last 10 years for patients with acute decompensated heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and end-stage ...

Cardiology

Better patient outcome linked to get with the guidelines-stroke

Stroke patients at hospitals participating in a nationwide quality-improvement program were more likely to be discharged home and less likely to die after discharge than patients in non-participating hospitals, according ...

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