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Month: May 2011

Post-Exercise ABI Beneficial in PAD

Use of a post-exercise ankle brachial index (ABI) appears to be a powerful independent predictor of all-cause mortality among patients with peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, and provides additional risk stratification beyond...

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Fruits, Vegetables, & Ischemic Heart Disease

A European study has found that a higher intake of fruits and vegetables appears to be associated with a reduced risk of mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD). Patients consuming at least eight portions (80 g each) of...

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Comparing Efficacy of Weight-Loss Procedures

When compared with laparoscopic bypass procedures, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery appears to have similar rates of overall complications and lower rates of reoperations when these operations are performed in high-volume...

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Stroke Incidence Increasing in HIV Patients

Over the past decade in the United States, there appears to have been a substantial and significant rise in patients hospitalized for stroke with coexisting HIV infection, according to findings of a study from the University of...

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Analyzing Quality of Cancer Care

Delivering quality cancer care appears to be increasingly difficult because of the shortage of oncologists and rising costs of chemotherapy agents, radiation therapy, and imaging tests, according to a team of American...

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