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European Docs: US Uses Too  Many Statins
Statins should not be physicians' first option in treating all patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new European treatment guidelines.
An international team looked at oral anticoagulants and decided dabigatran is the best for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
Percutaneous balloon mitral valvulopasty (PMV) has now been around long enough for long term outcomes to be assessed. The verdict is positive.
Data mining may be a promising method to search for unknown drug-drug interactions in cardiovascular medicine.
Emerging more frequently as part of the total evidence generated with Eliquis, real-world data allows researchers to work with larger populations to show specific reductions in major bleeding and stroke, as well.
Dormant viruses dodge the immune system, and although these viruses don’t actively replicate, the problem is that they also don’t produce a chemical signal which would tell the antiretroviral therapy (ART) to attack them.
Retrospective study results indicate that golimumab may be a new and effective choice for maintaining remission and preventing recurrence of severe, recurrent anterior uveitis in patients with HLA-B27-positive ankylosing spondylitis.
A long-acting fluocinolone acetonide implant improved visual acuity and controlled intraocular inflammation for 2 years in 11 eyes of 11 patients with noninfectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, or panuveitis.
Because of the potentially devastating neurologic consequences of syphilis, this sexually transmitted disease should be considered in all patients who initially appear with uveitis.

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