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For patients with cardiomyopathy

ACEi/ARB Use Lowers Incidence of Appropriate ICD Shock

Lower incidence of appropriate implantable cardiac defibrillator shock in patients with cardiomyopathy
Two experimental therapies show promise in management of Crohn's disease.

Two New Strategies Show Promise in Treating Crohn’s Dz

Stem cells, fecal transplants show promise but more research needed
A new study of nearly two million people suggests that those who are overweight or obese in middle age may be less likely to develop dementia than their normal-weight and underweight peers. The report was published online April 9 in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Overweight/Obesity Linked to Reduced Risk of Dementia

Large study suggests that possibility, but experts call for further research
Oral systemic agomelatine has a hypotonising effect that decreases intraocular pressure in both eyes of treatment-resistant primary open angle glaucoma patients

Agomelatine Cuts Ocular Pressure With Glaucoma

Agomelatine, a melatonin agonist, decreases pressure in stable, consistent way
A cream formula containing 4 percent hydroquinone

Three-Drug Combo Cream Effective for Melasma

Compared with other cream formulations, side effects were tolerable
Levels of maternal plasma amino terminal propeptide of C-type natriuretic peptide may be useful in defining phenotypes associated with pre-eclampsia in late pregnancy

Maternal C-Type Natriuretic Peptide Tied to Pre-Eclampsia

In late pregnancy, NTproCNP associated with diastolic and mean arterial pressure
For patients with hepatitis C virus

Statin Use Found Beneficial in Hepatitis C Treatment

Improved virologic response rates, decreased liver fibrosis progression, HCC incidence
Reductions in liver fat or visceral adipose tissue do not differ significantly with the dose or intensity of aerobic exercise

Exercise Dose, Intensity Don’t Impact Reduction in Liver Fat

In randomized trial, no difference in efficacy of liver fat reduction by aerobic exercise dose, intensity
Restless leg syndrome is common in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Restless Leg Syndrome Common in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Peripheral arthritis, uveitis, anemia, smoking, polyneuropathy higher in AS patients with RLS
Almost one in 10 Medicare patients undergoing carotid revascularization are readmitted within 30 days

Almost One in 10 Readmitted After Carotid Revascularization

Risk of readmission greater after carotid artery stenting than carotid endarterectomy