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For patients with a history of anorexia nervosa

Body Mass Index, Fat Percentage Predict Menses Resumption

Both BMI, fat percentage are positive predictors for women with a history of anorexia nervosa
For patients with peripheral arterial disease

Ischemic Events Down With Prolonged DAPT in PAD

Lower risk of ischemic events seen for patients with peripheral arterial disease undergoing PCI
Investigation of suspected coronary heart disease with cardiovascular magnetic resonance-guided care is superior to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines-directed care and does not differ significantly from myocardial perfusion scintigraphy-guided care

Imaging Strategies Reduce Unnecessary Angiography

CMR is better for reducing unnecessary angiography compared with NICE guideline-directed care
More than one-quarter of Canadian and Alaskan Inuit have the TBC1D4 mutation resulting in elevated postprandial glucose

TBC1D4 Mutation Common in North American Inuit

TBC1D4 carriers with prediabetes, type 2 diabetes have increased risk of remaining undiagnosed
For patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Off-Hours Presentation Not Detrimental in STEMI

Time of PCI did not affect STEMI efficacy or safety outcomes in large international trial
Latanoprost-eluting contact lenses are effective at lowering intraocular pressure in a glaucoma model

Drug-Eluting Contact Lenses May Help Treat Glaucoma

Latanoprost-eluting lenses as effective in monkeys as the standard eye drop treatment
Survivors of myocardial infarction live longer now than they did before

Invasive Interventions Improving Survival in NSTEMI Patients

Improvement in all-cause mortality tied to angiography, PCI, and CABG procedures
While treatment with continuous positive airway pressure reduces sleep apnea symptoms

Risk of Cardiovascular Events Not Reduced With CPAP Use

CPAP helps patients feel better, but does not appear to cut odds for cardiovascular events
iPads work as well as conventional sedatives to calm anxious children before surgery

iPad Works As Well As Sedative to Calm Children Preoperatively

Researchers found that children given iPads were easier to anesthetize than those given midazolam
Low diastolic blood pressure is associated with subclinical myocardial damage and coronary heart disease events

Low Diastolic BP Linked to Subclinical Myocardial Damage

Low DBP linked to myocardial damage, CHD events especially among those with SBP ≥120 mm Hg