Cardiology

Brush your teeth to protect the heart

Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology ...

Radiology & Imaging

Imaging rates continue to rise despite efforts to reduce

(HealthDay)—Despite initiatives to reduce the use of medical imaging, rates continue to rise in both the United States and Ontario, Canada, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical ...

HIV & AIDS

Antiretroviral HIV medication attenuates liver fibrosis

Scientists from Valencia University (UV) have discovered that Rilpivirine, an antiretroviral drug used for treating HIV, has beneficial effects on chronic liver diseases. The finding opens a path to identify new therapies ...

Oncology & Cancer

Patient cost responsibility up for guideline-discordant care

(HealthDay)—For patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), receipt of National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guideline-discordant care is associated with higher patient cost responsibility, according to a study published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mohs micrographic surgery may up survival in stage I melanoma

(HealthDay)—Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is associated with improved survival compared with traditional surgery with wide margin excision (WME) for stage I melanoma, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in ...

Cardiology

SCAI stages of cardiogenic shock stratify mortality risk

A new shock classification scheme released by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and endorsed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association, the Society of Critical ...

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