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Month: May 2010

American Academy of Neurology 2010 Annual Meeting

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) held its 2010 annual meeting from April 10 to 17 in Toronto. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the AAN meeting. ยป New Driving Recommendations for Dementia...

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A New Consensus on PAH

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a complex, multidisciplinary disorder resulting from restricted flow through the pulmonary arterial circulation; this results in increased pulmonary vascular resistance and, ultimately,...

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Cryosurgery for Localized Prostate Cancer

Most men currently diagnosed with localized prostate cancer are likely to have the disease eradicated by one of the available treatment modalities, but the focus on health-related quality of life associated with treatment has...

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Reducing Cardiovascular Events After PCI

Research has shown that when compared with moderate-dose statins, intensive statin therapy can reduce major adverse cardiac events among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the results of...

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Emerging Drug Options: High Blood Pressure

Hypertension affects approximately 70 million Americans and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It has been estimated that up to 65% of patients with hypertension do not have their blood pressure (BP) under...

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The Changing Face of HIV

According to the CDC, about 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, 21% of whom are currently undiagnosed. In 2008, the CDC estimated that approximately 56,300 people were newly infected with HIV...

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A Modest Reform Proposal

The past few decades have been difficult for many doctors in the United States. Physician anxiety is increasing in many ways, attributable to workplace violence, pressure to provide healthcare to a sicker population with fewer...

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Important Concepts in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a heterogeneous group of diseases that together accounts for 66,000 new cases each year in the United States, making it the fifth most common cancer. Over four dozen discrete NHL subtypes are now...

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