Recurrent venous thromboembolism rate higher than expected for subsegmental pulmonary embolism

The rate of recurrent venous thromboembolism is higher than expected for patients with subsegmental pulmonary embolism managed without anticoagulation who do not have proximal deep venous thrombosis, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Grégoire Le Gal, M.D., Ph.D., from the Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire de Brest […]

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New framework for analyzing Alzheimer’s disease identifies not one form, but three

According to the commonly accepted model, Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by an ineluctable sequence, from the accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain to dementia resulting from neurodegeneration. While this deterministic sequence is sometimes true, it does not seem to be the case for all patients. Moreover, the disappointing results of recently marketed drugs have […]

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Performance of European Society of Cardiology 0/1-, 0/2-, 0/3-hour algorithms for acute myocardial infarction compared

Sensitivities and negative predictive values (NPVs) are higher for the 2020 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 0/1-hour and 0/2-hour algorithms than the 0/3-hour algorithm for high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn)-based strategies for triage of patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a study published online Nov. 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Cho-Han […]

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Measures of kidney function delay Black patients’ treatment

To assess kidney function and track chronic kidney disease, health care providers commonly use a measure called eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate). But the two predominant equations used in the United States to calculate eGFR have come under increased scrutiny because they incorporate race-specific adjustments applied only to Black patients. In a new study, Yale […]

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