A-Fib Recurrence Common Five Years After Ablation
Most patients with atrial
fibrillation (AF) and systolic heart failure who undergo
ablation have AF recurrence at five years, according to a study
published in the April issue of the Journal of
AAN: Phenytoin Neuroprotective in Optic Neuritis
Phenytoin appears to be
neuroprotective in acute optic neuritis, according to a study
scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the American
Academy of Neurology, held from April 18 to 25 in Washington,
Allergy Season Predicted to Be One of the Worst, but Shorter
Experts are predicting that this
allergy season may be one of the worst in years.
Apremilast Effective for Oral Ulcers in Behçet's Syndrome
For patients with Behçet's
syndrome, the oral phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor apremilast is
effective for treating oral ulcers, according to a study
published in the April 16 issue of the New England Journal
CDC Details Mosquito-Borne Virus-Linked Death in Tennessee
Researchers have characterized a La
Crosse virus isolate from the brain of a child who died of
encephalitis-associated complications in eastern Tennessee in
Clinician-Referred Exercise Program Beneficial in Prostate CA
For men with prostate cancer,
clinician referral to and participation in an exercise program
has a positive impact on mental health, according to a study
published online April 15 in Cancer.
Higher Altitude Linked With Lower Rates of ADHD
The effects of higher altitude may
reduce the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a
new study suggests. The research was published online March 25
in the Journal of Attention Disorders.
Higher Risk of Cardiac Arrest in Dialysis May Be Genetic
Genes may play a role in cardiac
arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new
research suggests. The study was published online April 16 in
the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Hydration During PCI Cuts Risk of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy
Hydration during primary
percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with a
reduction in the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy,
according to a study published in the May 1 issue of The
American Journal of Cardiology.
Hydroxychloroquine May Reduce Hyperlipidemia Risk in Early RA
Hydroxychloroquine appears to be
associated with lower risk of hyperlipidemia in patients with
early rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published in
the April issue of Arthritis Care & Research.
Recent Substance Abuse Found in Nearly One in 10 Workers
Nearly one in 10 full-time workers
in the United States have had a recent substance abuse problem,
according to an April 16 report from the U.S. Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration.
Review Compares Shave, Punch Biopsy Methods
For clinically atypical pigmented
lesions, lesion size and morphology should be considered before
deciding on shave or punch biopsy, according to a research
letter published online April 9 in the British Journal of