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Format: 2014-10-25
Format: 2014-10-25

Big jump in hospital waiting figures

25 Oct 2014
The number of patients waiting for more than eight months for inpatient or day case hospital treatment rose from 1,764 in January to 8,692 in August, according to the HSE's latest performance...

Michael H. Davidson, MD, discusses PCSK9 as a target of therapy

24 Oct 2014
BOSTON — In this video, Cardiology Today Editorial Board member Michael H. Davidson, MD, outlines a session he participated in at the Cardiometabolic Health Congress on PCSK9 as a target for...

Efficacy, safety of aspirin for treatment of patients with diabetes, CAD unclear

24 Oct 2014
BOSTON — The benefits of using aspirin, alone or with a platelet inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with diabetes at high-risk for CVD are still unclear, according to presenters at the...

Mali confirms child as country's first Ebola case

24 Oct 2014
Mali’s ministry of health confirmed today that a female patient aged 2 years is the country’s first Ebola case, according to a WHO press release.The ministry received positive PCR test results for...

Expert examines contribution of aldosterone in obesity-related hypertension

24 Oct 2014
BOSTON — At the Cardiometabolic Health Congress, Colleen M. Majewski, MD, discussed the link between elevated aldosterone and obesity-related hypertension, and how knowledge of this association...

Brief intervention improved sexual function after oophorectomy

24 Oct 2014
Women with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations who underwent risk-reducing salpingo oophorectomy and experienced menopause-related sexual dysfunction and associated psychological distress showed...

Exploration of devices to treat resistant hypertension in progress

24 Oct 2014
BOSTON — Despite recent setbacks, research and development on device therapy for treatment-resistant hypertension is proceeding, a hypertension expert said at the Cardiometabolic Health Congress....

Texas nurse declared Ebola-free, discharged from NIH Clinical Center

24 Oct 2014
The first nurse from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas who became infected with Ebola while caring for the first case in the United States has been declared free of Ebola.Nina Pham was...

Novel oral anticoagulants vs. warfarin: The debate continues

24 Oct 2014
BOSTON — The burden of stroke related to atrial fibrillation is substantial and there is ongoing debate about the best therapy for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation:...

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark underlines importance of universal vaccination in address to Tajik medical students

24 Oct 2014
Today, on World Polio Day, as part of her visit to Tajikistan to draw attention to maternal and child health issues throughout the WHO European Region, HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark underlined...

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