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Full-Day Preschool Linked With Increased School Readiness Compared with Part-Day

Children who attended a full-day preschool program had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills (language, math, socio-emotional development, and physical health), increased attendance, and reduced chronic absences compared to children...
20-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

Study Examines FDA Influence on Design of Pivotal Drug Studies

An examination of the potential interaction between pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss future studies finds that one-quarter of recent new drug approvals occurred without any meeting, and when such...
20-Nov-2014 5:50 PM EST

Effect of Once-Daily, Low-Dose Aspirin on CV Death and Other Outcomes

Yasuo Ikeda, M.D., of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues examined whether once-daily, low-dose aspirin would reduce the total number of cardiovascular (CV) events (death from CV causes, nonfatal heart attack or stroke) compared with no...
14-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Outcomes of Routine Screening of Patients with Diabetes for CAD with CT Angiography

Joseph B. Muhlestein, M.D., of the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, Murray, Utah, and colleagues examined whether screening patients with diabetes deemed to be at high cardiac risk with coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA)...
14-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Drug Lowers High Potassium Levels Associated With Potentially Lethal Cardiac Arrhythmias

Mikhail Kosiborod, M.D., of Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, and colleagues evaluated the efficacy and safety of the drug zirconium cyclosilicate in patients with hyperkalemia (higher than normal potassium levels). The study...
14-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Risk of Death May Be Higher if Heart Attack Occurs in a Hospital

Prashant Kaul, M.D., of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and colleagues conducted a study to define the incidence and treatment and outcomes of patients who experience a certain type of heart attack during hospitalization for...
13-Nov-2014 11:00 PM EST

Overall Death Rate From Heart Disease Declines, Although Increase Seen for Certain Types

Matthew D. Ritchey, D.P.T., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, and colleagues examined the contributions of heart disease subtypes to overall heart disease mortality trends during 2000-2010. The study appears in the...
13-Nov-2014 11:20 PM EST

Device’s Potential as Alternative to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Patients with A-Fib

Vivek Y. Reddy, M.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and colleagues examined the long-term efficacy and safety, compared to warfarin, of a device to achieve left atrial appendage closure in patients with atrial...
13-Nov-2014 11:00 PM EST

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