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Carotid Endarterectomy: Race Associated with Surgical Delay
Patients at risk for stroke due to clinically significant carotid stenosis benefit from carotid endarterectomy (CEA), a procedure that prevents neurologic sequelae. The best surgical outcomes occur when patients undergo revascularization on diagnosis. Studies report that white patients are more likely to have CEA and experience good postoperative outcomes than black patients.
Williams Syndrome: Major Adverse Cardiac Events after Heart Surgery
Researchers from a number of leading academic facilities across the United States have published a study that details post-surgical MACE prevalence and risk factors in patients with Williams syndrome.
Anticholinergics Linked to Dementia Development
Anticholinergic use is linked to a slightly higher risk for developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine report.
Syringomyelia: One Patient’s Case Study
A case study published in the Journal of Medical Case Reports about one patient with syringomyelia demonstrated the common confusion about diagnosing this disease.
Bringing Natural Language into Electronic Health Records
One of the advantages of using electronic health records is the amount of information they place at doctors’ fingertips, enabling them (in theory) to provide the highest level of care for their patients.

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