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Study Compares Outcomes for Stent vs Medications For Narrowed Artery Within the Brain

Among patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis (narrowing of an artery inside the brain), the use of a balloon-expandable stent compared with medical therapy (clopidogrel and aspirin) resulted in an increased of stroke or transient...
19-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Pay Gap Between Male and Female RNs Has Not Narrowed

An analysis of the trends in salaries of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States from 1988 through 2013 finds that male RNs outearned female RNs across settings, specialties, and positions, with no narrowing of the pay gap over time, according...
19-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Effect of Aspirin, NSAIDs on Colorectal Cancer Risk May Differ From Genetic Variations

Among approximately 19,000 individuals, the use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with an overall lower risk of colorectal cancer, although this association differed according to certain genetic variations,...
13-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Study Examines Diagnostic Accuracy of Pathologists Interpreting Breast Biopsies

In a study in which pathologists provided diagnostic interpretation of breast biopsy slides, overall agreement between the individual pathologists' interpretations and that of an expert consensus panel was 75 percent, with the highest level of...
13-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Early Imaging for Back Pain in Older Adults Not Associated With Better Outcomes

Older adults who had spine imaging within 6 weeks of a new primary care visit for back pain had pain and disability over the following year that was not different from similar patients who did not undergo early imaging, according to a study in the...
13-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Duration of Antiplatelet Therapy Following PCI, Risk of Adverse Events

An additional 18 months of dual antiplatelet therapy among patients who received a bare metal coronary stent did not result in significant differences in rates of stent thrombosis (formation of a blood clot), major adverse cardiac and...
13-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Study Raises Concerns About Reporting of Noninferiority Trials

An examination of the reporting of noninferiority clinical trials raises questions about the adequacy of their registration and results reporting within publicly accessible trial registries, according to a study in the March 17 issue of JAMA.
13-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Folic Acid Supplementation Among Adults with Hypertension Reduces Risk of Stroke

In a study that included more than 20,000 adults in China with high blood pressure but without a history of stroke or heart attack, the combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic acid, compared with enalapril alone,...
13-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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