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Acute myocardial infarction and transient elevated anticardiolipin antibody in a young adult with possible familial hypercholesterolemia: a case report

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) can lead to premature coronary heart disease. Anticardiolipin antibody may be a contributor for thrombosis. Here, we report an adult with possible FH suffered from premature … Read the rest

Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer's progression

New research finds that nilvadipine, a drug doctors commonly use to treat high blood pressure, increases the blood flow to the brain’s hippocampus.

Anterior Chamber XEN Gel Stent Movements: The Impact on Corneal Endothelial Cell Density

Although there are several examples of glaucoma drainage devices’ dislocations in the literature, the movement of XEN gel stents is scarcely documented, and the impact of such displacements … Read the rest

Cholesterol medication could invite diabetes, study suggests

A study of thousands of patients’ health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The detailed … Read the rest

Early response to psychological therapy as a predictor of depression and anxiety treatment outcomes: A systematic review and meta‐analysis



Previous studies indicate that early symptomatic improvement, typically observed during the first 4 weeks of psychological therapy, is associated with positive treatment outcomes for a range of … Read the rest

Risk Factors for Glaucoma Drainage Device Exposure in a Middle-Eastern Population

In this case-control study, female sex, and older age were risk factors for tube exposure; risk was related to the number of prior ocular surgeries and scleral patch … Read the rest

Settling the debate on serotonin's role in sleep

New research finds that serotonin is necessary for sleep, settling a long-standing controversy.

Using Genetics to Plan Future Randomized Clinical Trials of Lipoprotein(a) Lowering

Imagine the case of a previously healthy middle-aged patient who has experienced an anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction. A physician measures the patient’s lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]) levels at 386 mg/dL, almost Read the rest

Hypertension: Looking beyond the classic risk factors

In a recent study, scientists have investigated the impact of the environment where we live on the risk of developing hypertension and metabolic syndrome.

Cornell voltage criteria for LVH

Cornell voltage criteria for LVH

In Cornell voltage criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy, S wave in V3 is added to R wave in aVL. Left ventricular hypertrophy as per … Read the rest