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How sleep and mood impact working memory

Researchers assess which aspects of working memory are affected by age, sleep quality, and mood and whether these factors work in unison or independently.

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)

Title: Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)
Category: Medications
Created: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Incident Exposure to Benzodiazepines in Early Pregnancy and Risk of Spontaneous Abortion

This nested case-control study examines the association of maternal benzodiazepine use by pregnant women and by drug class, duration of action, and specific benzodiazepine agent with the risk of Read the rest

EU Panel Backs Market Withdrawal of Fenspiride Due to Heart Risk

The European Medicines Agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee recommended revoking marketing authorizations for fenspiride medicines, preventing them from being marketed in the EU.

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Comparative Effectiveness of Adjunctive Psychotropic Medications in Patients With Schizophrenia

This cohort study uses US national Medicaid data to compare the effectiveness of different psychotropic medication strategies (antidepressant, benzodiazepine, mood stabilizer, or another antipsychotic) for adult patients with schizophrenia Read the rest

FDA Warning: Fournier Gangrene and SGLT2 Inhibitors

A case series suggests higher risk for perineal necrotizing fasciitis with sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor antidiabetic medications.

The American Heart Association, Laerdal Medical and the Resuscitation Academy Foundation introduce programs for pre-hospital and public safety responders to help increase out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival

DALLAS, May 16, 2019 – A suite of resuscitation quality improvement programs for pre-hospital and public safety responders is now available from RQI Partners LLC, the joint venture partnership … Read the rest

Surgical Outcomes of Phacoemulsification Followed by iStent Implantation Versus Goniotomy With the Kahook Dual Blade in Patients With Mild Primary Open-angle Glaucoma With a Minimum of 12-Month Follow-up

To study surgical outcomes after combined phacoemulsification with either iStent implantation or goniotomy using the Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) with a minimum of 12 months of follow-up.
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Revision to common view on how retinal cells in mammals process light

Scientists say that new experiments with mouse eye tissues strongly suggest that a longstanding ‘textbook concept’ about the way a mammal’s retina processes light needs a rewrite.

Glaucoma 360 Keynote – 2016 New Horizons Forum: Richard Lewis, MD—2016-new-horizons-forum-richard-lewis-md.php

Richard A. Lewis, MD delivered the Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum keynote lecture in San Francisco on January 29, 2016.