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Outcomes Worse for Women With MI at 50 Years or Younger

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 — Women who experience their first myocardial infarction (MI) at ≤50 years of age are less likely than men to undergo coronary revascularization or be treated with guideline-directed medical therapies, according to a study published online Oct. 13 in the European Heart Journal. Ersilia M. DeFilippis, M.D., from Harvard Medical School […]

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Mobile BP monitoring does not change outcomes after myocardial infarction

(HealthDay)—The use of smartphone-enabled health monitoring devices after myocardial infarction yields similar blood pressure control when compared with regular follow-up visits, according to a study published online April 16 in JAMA Network Open. Roderick W. Treskes, Ph.D., of the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and colleagues randomly assigned 200 eligible patients with recent […]

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Outpatient palliative care improves Parkinson outcomes

(HealthDay)—Compared with standard care alone, outpatient palliative care is associated with benefits among patients with Parkinson disease and related disorders, according to a study published online Feb. 10 in JAMA Neurology. Benzi M. Kluger, M.D., from the University of Colorado in Denver, and colleagues evaluated whether outpatient palliative care is associated with improvements in patient-centered […]

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Outcomes improved after ACL repair with three tendon graft types

(HealthDay)—Patients who received patellar tendon, hamstring tendon, or “double-bundle” hamstring tendon grafts for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair had no significant difference in quality of life at five years postsurgery, according to a study published in the June 5 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Nicholas G. Mohtadi, M.D., of the University […]

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Most links between personality traits and life outcomes are replicable

Studies showing links between personality traits and life outcomes, such as marital stability and vocational achievements, provide a reasonably accurate map of the relationship between personality and various aspects of one’s life, according to findings from a large-scale replication project. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. […]

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Do economic conditions affect pregnancy outcomes?

Economic downturn during early pregnancy was linked with modest increases in preterm birth in a Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology analysis. For the analysis, researchers examined a dataset of all singleton births in Michigan from 1990-2012. Each one percentage point increase in state unemployment in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with a modest 3% […]