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Month: March 2013

ACC.13: Lowering BP With Telemedicine

The Particulars: Previous studies have demonstrated that telemedicine systems help engage patients to report blood pressure (BP) remotely among affluent participants. Less is known on the impact of telemedicine systems in...

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Educating Arthritic Patients on CVD Risks

British research indicates that patient education appears to play a significant role in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor modification in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. An 8-week cognitive behavioral patient...

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Managing Acute COPD Exacerbations

The addition of antibiotics to regimens that include steroids for patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of COPD appears to improve short-term outcomes. In a study, receipt of antibiotics was associated with a 40%...

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Attaining LDL Cholesterol Goals After AMI

One-third of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and baseline hyperlipidemia do not appear to reach an LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) goal of less than 100 mg/dL after 6 months, according to American research. Patients who...

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FDA Approves Lymphoseek to Help Locate Lymph Nodes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection, a radioactive diagnostic imaging agent that helps doctors locate lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer or melanoma...

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