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Which Lipid Parameters Are Needed for CVD Risk Assessments?

Measurements of nonfasting total and HDL cholesterol levels seem to be enough to obtain an accurate estimate of cardiovascular risk.

Long-term follow-up of patients with myasthenia gravis treated with low-dose rituximab


Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a disease of the neuromuscular junction, usually caused by an autoimmune process associated with antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) or muscle-specific kinase (MuSK). … Read the rest

Balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve implantation with or without pre-dilation – results of a meta-analysis of 3 multicenter registries

To evaluate the outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) without balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) in a real-world setting through a patient-level meta-analysis.

Jul 19 2019 This Week in Cardiology

Deprescribing beta bockers, interrupting oral anticoagulants, sudden death, quality measures, and acute stroke care are the topics John Mandrola, MD discusses in this week’s podcast. on Medscape

Clinical Outcomes of Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty in Eyes With Glaucoma Drainage Devices

In this retrospective case series of 85 eyes, 31.8% developed graft failure and graft survival was 50% at 3 years. The presence of an aqueous shunt has a … Read the rest

Teen Perspectives on Schizophrenia

Recently, we’ve come across a website called Teen Ink. It’s a website that, as implied by its name, focuses on writing and art created by teens. On it, we’ve … Read the rest

[Corrections] Correction to Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2019; 7: 515–27

Mosenzon O, Blicher TM, Rosenlund S, et al. Efficacy and safety of oral semaglutide in patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment (PIONEER 5): a placebo-controlled, randomised, … Read the rest

Pupil Expansion Rings Have Advantages in Cataract Surgery

Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg on how a recent case series underlines their relative benefits compared with iris hooks.
Medscape Ophthalmology

Video: Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)

This video provides a brief introduction to Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for treating open-angle glaucoma.

Video: Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP)

This video provides a brief introduction to Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) for treating glaucoma.