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March 11, 2020

Apixaban Preferable to Rivaroxaban in AF? Apixaban Preferable to Rivaroxaban in AF?

Apixaban may be safer and more effective than rivaroxaban for treating nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF), a new observational study suggests. The study, one of the largest […]
March 10, 2020

AUGUSTUS: Apixaban Bests Warfarin Despite Prior Stroke AUGUSTUS: Apixaban Bests Warfarin Despite Prior Stroke

LOS ANGELES — The edge that the direct-acting oral anticoagulant apixaban (Eliquis, Bristol-Myers Squibb) has over warfarin for safely preventing ischemic events in patients with atrial […]
March 10, 2020

Lifestyle Changes Reduce AF: AHA Scientific Statement Lifestyle Changes Reduce AF: AHA Scientific Statement

Healthcare providers need to do more to address lifestyle factors for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart […]
March 9, 2020

Botox: A New Option for Endometriosis Pain? Botox: A New Option for Endometriosis Pain?

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – Botulinum toxin injection into the vagina appears to relieve pain associated with endometriosis by relaxing the pelvic floor muscles, new research suggests. […]
March 9, 2020

New Gene Variants Linked to Tau Deposits in Alzheimer’s New Gene Variants Linked to Tau Deposits in Alzheimer’s

TORONTO ― Novel gene variants associated with the development of tau deposits in the brain, a key biological feature of Alzheimer disease (AD), have been identified. […]
March 9, 2020

Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Eases Opioid Withdrawal Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Eases Opioid Withdrawal

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Adjunctive therapy with hyperbaric oxygen appears to ease withdrawal symptoms in patients on medication-assisted therapy (MAT) for opioid use disorder. In a […]
March 9, 2020

Long-term Opioid Use in Men Linked to Hypogonadism Long-term Opioid Use in Men Linked to Hypogonadism

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland ― Long-term opioid use in men is linked to a significantly increased risk for hypogonadism, new research suggests. Findings from a retrospective case-control […]
March 6, 2020

New Approach Successfully Lowers BP in Minority Stroke Survivors New Approach Successfully Lowers BP in Minority Stroke Survivors

LOS ANGELES — Home telemonitoring of blood pressure (BP) and nurse case management have each proven valuable to reduce hypertension in previous studies. Now, for the […]
March 6, 2020

Interventional Neurologists Converting to Transradial Access Interventional Neurologists Converting to Transradial Access

LOS ANGELES — The safety advantage that has already coaxed U.S. interventional cardiologists to switch many of their routine catheterizations from femoral-artery entry in the groin to […]
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