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Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators Underused Among Older Patients After Heart Attack

Among Medicare patients who experienced a heart attack from 2007 to 2010, fewer than 1 in 10 eligible patients with low ejection fraction (a measure of how well the left ventricle of the heart pumps blood with each beat) received an implantable...
18-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Drug Used in ED Medications Associated With Small Increased Risk of Malignant Melanoma

Among men in Sweden, use of erectile dysfunctions drugs with phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors was associated with a modest but significant increased risk of malignant melanoma, although the pattern of association raises questions about whether...
18-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Benefit of Early Screening for Vascular Disorder Among Extremely Preterm Infants

Among extremely preterm infants, early screening for the vascular disorder patent ductus arteriosus before day 3 of life was associated with a lower risk of in-hospital death and pulmonary hemorrhage, but not with differences in other severe...
18-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Mixed Findings Regarding Quality of Evidence Supporting Benefit of Medical Marijuana

In an analysis of the findings of nearly 80 randomized trials that included about 6,500 participants, there was moderate-quality evidence to support the use of cannabinoids (chemical compounds that are the active principles in cannabis or marijuana)...
18-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Study Finds Inaccuracy in Dosing of Edible Medical Marijuana Products

An analysis of edible medical marijuana products from 3 major metropolitan areas found that many had lower amounts of key substances than labeled, which may not produce the desired medical benefit, while others contained significantly more of a...
18-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Trial Compares Antibiotics vs Appendectomy for Treatment of Appendicitis

Among patients with uncomplicated appendicitis, antibiotic treatment did not meet a prespecified level of effectiveness compared with appendectomy, although most patients who received antibiotic therapy did not require an appendectomy, and for those...
11-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Study Shows Benefit of Higher Quality Screening Colonoscopies

An analysis that included information from more than 57,000 screening colonoscopies suggests that higher adenoma detection rates may be associated with up to 50 percent to 60 percent lower lifetime colorectal cancer incidence and death without...
11-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Development Assistance for Health Has Increased Since 1990 for Low-Income Countries

Funding for health in developing countries has increased substantially since 1990, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, maternal health, and newborn and child health, and limited funding for noncommunicable diseases, according to a study in the June 16 issue...
11-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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