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New Study Finds That Lymph Node Removal Isn’t Necessary For All Melanoma Patients


Many patients with melanoma need a sentinel-lymph-node biopsy to determine if cancer cells have spread there, but a positive finding doesn’t mean all the lymph nodes in the area must be removed, according to a new international study.
18-Jul-2017 7:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Drug Reduces Transplant and Mortality Rates Significantly in Patients with Hepatitis C


Patients with hepatitis C who suffer from advanced stages of liver disease have renewed hope, thanks to findings by researchers who have discovered that a new drug significantly reduces their risk of death and need for transplantation.
24-May-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

World’s Leading Liver Experts Focus on Continuing Advancements in Liver Disease and Transplantation


Despite many advancements in liver transplantation — like the cure for the hepatitis C virus — liver disease continues to impact people of all ages and cultures across the globe.
24-May-2017 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Long-Term Use of Aspirin Doesn’t Lower Risk of Stroke in Some Patients with Atrial Fibrillation


A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that using long-term aspirin therapy to prevent strokes among patients who are considered to be at low risk for stroke may not be effective as...
5-May-2017 4:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Delayed Use of Blood Thinners for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Increases Their Risk of Dementia


A new study has found that dementia rates increase when anticoagulation treatment is delayed for patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia in the world that affects more than 2.7 million American adults.
4-May-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Identifies Biomarker That May Indicate Risk of Atrial Fibrillation


Researchers have identified a microRNA biomarker that demonstrates a strong association with the incidence of atrial fibrillation, the most common abnormal heart rhythm.
8-May-2017 6:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Combining Risk Scores Improves Identification of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Who Face Increased Risk of Dementia


Combining the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), developed by clinicians at Intermountain Healthcare, with the traditional CHA2DS2-VASc risk score, was more accurate in identifying at-risk patients than using the traditional score alone.
8-May-2017 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Combining Risk Scores Improves Decision-Making Process for Atrial Fibrillation Patients and Physicians


By combining a patient’s traditional risk score with the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), physicians and patients are better equipped to evaluate a patient’s individual risk of stroke, bleeding, and mortality with atrial fibrillation,...
11-May-2017 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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