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[Review] Rare dyslipidaemias, from phenotype to genotype to management: a European Atherosclerosis Society task force consensus statement

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(19)30264-5/fulltext?rss=yes

Genome sequencing and gene-based therapies appear poised to advance the management of rare lipoprotein disorders and associated dyslipidaemias. However, in practice, underdiagnosis and undertreatment of these disorders are common, … Read the rest

Pyogenic Granuloma Formation Following Ahmed Valve Glaucoma Implant

https://journals.lww.com/glaucomajournal/Fulltext/2019/10000/Pyogenic_Granuloma_Formation_Following_Ahmed_Valve.18.aspx

imageOcular pyogenic granuloma is a benign tumor seen after ocular insult secondary to ocular surgeries, trauma or infection. Although benign, intervention is sometimes necessary. Previous authors have reported pyogenic … Read the rest

Maintaining weight loss beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes

https://newsroom.heart.org/news/maintaining-weight-loss-beneficial-for-people-with-type-2-diabetes

Study Highlights: People with Type 2 diabetes who regained weight forfeited the benefits of an intensive weight loss program that reduced their heart disease and stroke risk factors.Keeping off … Read the rest

Another reason to get cataract surgery: It can make you 48% safer on the road

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191012141221.htm

Researchers in Australia used a driving simulator to test patients’ vision before and after cataract surgery. They found that near misses and crashes decreased by 48% after surgery.

Oct 11 2019 This Week in Cardiology

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/919380?src=rss

Left main PCI vs CABG trials and TAVR vs SAVR—in this week’s podcast, Dr John Mandrola takes a deeper dive.
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Type 2 diabetes: Weight regain reduces cardiovascular benefits

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326625.php

New research on type 2 diabetes shows that regaining weight reverses much of the cardiovascular risk reduction that initial weight loss affords.

Molecular mechanism of botanical folk medicines used to treat hypertension

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190930161856.htm

Common herbs, including lavender, fennel and chamomile, have a long history of use as folk medicines used to lower blood pressure. In a new study, researchers explain the molecular … Read the rest

Percutaneous embolization of lymphatic fistulae as treatment for protein‐losing enteropathy and plastic bronchitis in patients with failing Fontan circulation

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ccd.28501?af=R

Abstract

Background

To determine the feasibility and clinical result of selective embolization of hepatoduodenal or paratracheal lymphatics in Fontan patients with protein‐losing enteropathy (PLE) or plastic bronchitis (PB).

Methods

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Prophylactic efficacy of 5-HT<sub>4</sub>R agonists against stress

http://feeds.nature.com/~r/npp/rss/current/~3/Q3Js1dMj1dY/s41386-019-0540-3

Neuropsychopharmacology, Published online: 10 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41386-019-0540-3

Prophylactic efficacy of 5-HT4R agonists against stress

Foods to eat and avoid when hungover

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326506.php

Certain foods and drinks may help to alleviate the symptoms of a hangover. Discover what to eat and drink and what to avoid when hungover.