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Researchers Outline New Strategies for Combatting Chronic Kidney Disease and Other Long-Term Conditions

Experts have identified new strategies for using electronic health records (EHRs) to treat patients with chronic kidney disease. These recommendations may help clinicians and hospitals better manage individual patients with chronic conditions and...
25-Jun-2015 5:00 PM EDT

Fewer Than 1 in 10 Older Heart Patients Get Life-Saving Defibrillators

Heart attack patients age 65 and older who have reduced heart function might still benefit from implanted defibrillators, according to a Duke Medicine study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But fewer than 1 in 10...
18-Jun-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Heart Patients Can Stop Blood Thinners When Undergoing Elective Surgery

Patients with atrial fibrillation who stopped taking blood thinners before they had elective surgery had no higher risk of developing blood clots and less risk of major bleeding compared to patients who were given a “bridge” therapy, according...
22-Jun-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Lymph Nodes Signal More Aggressive Thyroid Cancer Even in Young Patients

Researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute and the Duke Clinical Research Institute have found that younger thyroid cancer patients with lymph node involvement are also at increased risk of dying, contrary to current beliefs and staging prognostic...
16-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Duke Clinical Research Institute Announces New Study to Evaluate Lipid Management in Clinical Practice

At a time when lipid management in the United States is undergoing transition in response to new guideline recommendations and expanding lipid-lowering therapy options, the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) today announced a new study to...
15-Jun-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Diabetes Drug Sitagliptin Shows No Increased Risk of Heart Events

A clinical trial of the glucose-control drug sitagliptin among patients with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease has found it did not raise the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.
8-Jun-2015 4:30 PM EDT

Antibody Response Linked To Lower Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

How most babies are protected from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been a matter of scientific controversy. Now researchers at Duke Medicine provide new data identifying an antibody response that had long been discounted as inadequate...
8-Jun-2015 4:00 PM EDT

MRI Technology Reveals Deep Brain Pathways in Unprecedented Detail

Scientists at Duke Medicine have produced a 3-D map of the human brain stem at an unprecedented level of detail using MRI technology. In a study to be published June 3 in Human Brain Mapping, the researchers unveil an ultra high-resolution brain...
1-Jun-2015 12:00 PM EDT

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