Cardiology

Operator-directed sedation seems safe in peds cardiac cath

(HealthDay)—For carefully selected pediatric patients, operator-directed sedation (ODS) for congenital cardiac catheterization procedures is not associated with an increased risk for adverse events and may reduce case time ...

Diabetes

Statin therapy reduces risk for diabetic retinopathy in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For Taiwanese patients with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia, statin therapy is associated with a reduced risk for diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Neuroscience

Rituximab beneficial in secondary progressive MS

(HealthDay)—For patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), treatment with rituximab is associated with a significantly lower Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score and delayed progression, according ...

Health

DNR orders linked to increased mortality in older adults

(HealthDay)—For hospitalized older patients, the presence of a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order is associated with poor short-term clinical outcomes, including mortality, according to a study recently published in the Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risk of cochlear disorders up with history of migraine

(HealthDay)—The risk of cochlear disorders, especially tinnitus, is increased among patients with a history of migraine, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Cardiology

Rapid deployment valve for aortic stenosis ups stroke risk

(HealthDay)—For patients with aortic valve stenosis, treatment with a rapid deployment valve (RDV) is associated with increased rates of new-onset pacemaker implantation and disabling stroke, compared with conventional ...

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