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For patients with persistent atrial fibrillation and heart failure

ACC: Catheter Ablation Tops Amiodarone for Persistent A-Fib

More patients with persistent AF and heart failure are recurrence-free with catheter ablation
There are no significant improvements in patient outcomes associated with face-to-face handoff of patients admitted to general medical services at a large academic tertiary referral hospital

Face-to-Face Handoff Doesn’t Improve Patient Outcomes

Findings among patients admitted to general medical service at academic hospital
The team at Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council reviewed 225 studies and concluded that homeopathy is no better than placebo

Australian Health Council Says No Evidence Homeopathy Works

Research claiming homeopathy effective found to be of poor quality

MMR Vaccination Rates Might Be As Low As 50 Percent

Analysis estimates MMR vaccination rates at 50 to 86 percent among exposed population in recent outbreak
Propranolol seems to be prophylactic against infantile hemangiomas

Propranolol Seems Prophylactic Against Infantile Hemangiomas

Case study involves infant treated shortly after birth; skin lesions appeared after suspension of propranolol
Moderate hypoglycemia is associated with deterioration in language processing in adults with and without type 1 diabetes

Moderate Hypoglycemia Impacts Language Processing

Significant deterioration in reading span, accuracy of subject-verb agreement with hypoglycemia
Medical specialties vary by gender

Gender-Specific Variation in Medical Specialties

About 85 percent of ob-gyn residents are female, while more males in surgery, emergency medicine
For patients with hypertension

ACC: Enalapril + Folic Acid Cuts Stroke Risk in Hypertension

Study in Chinese population shows reduced risk of first stroke with combined use of enalapril, folic acid
Evolocumab and alirocumab

ACC: PCSK9 Inhibitors Reduce LDL Cholesterol in Long Term

Two studies show reductions in LDL cholesterol with evolocumab and alirocumab
Health care providers demonstrate significant knowledge gaps regarding sex trafficking

HCPs Lack Knowledge and Awareness of Sex Trafficking

Most providers don't receive training on how to identify sex trafficking victims, especially child victims