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

https://bmccardiovascdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12872-019-1135-y

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

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325531.php

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

https://journals.lww.com/glaucomajournal/Fulltext/2019/06000/Anterior_Chamber_XEN_Gel_Stent_Movements__The.16.aspx

imageIntroduction:
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

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190625102434.htm

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

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/da.22931?af=R

Abstract

Background

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

https://journals.lww.com/glaucomajournal/Fulltext/2019/06000/Risk_Factors_for_Glaucoma_Drainage_Device_Exposure.8.aspx

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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

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190624173822.htm

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

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2731740

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

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325538.php

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

https://johnsonfrancis.org/professional/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