CoreValve holds size advantage for U.S. TAVR

When the Food and Drug Administration in January granted marketing approval to a second transcatheter aortic valve replacement system for inoperable patients with aortic stenosis, the CoreValve...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

FDA approves dapagliflozin for type 2 diabetes

Dapagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor, has been approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes with a requirement that the manufacturer conduct postmarketing studies that address...

Field of Interest: Endocrinology
Type: News Item

‘JNC 8’ guideline follows convoluted endgame

UPDATED Jan. 4, 2014 The federally funded program to produce a set of U.S. guidelines for hypertension management, a process more than 5 years in the making, came to an unusual end on...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Antipsychotics boosted CVD events in elderly

DALLAS – Elderly patients who started treatment with an antipsychotic drug had a substantially increased risk for a major adverse cardiovascular disease event, especially during the first month on...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Statin reduces MI risk in ischemic heart failure

DALLAS – Rosuvastatin appears to reduce the risk of acute myocardial infarction in patients with ischemic heart failure, according to a meta-analysis of two landmark statin trials. This finding is...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Energy drinks amp up heart contractility

CHICAGO – Consumption of an energy drink containing caffeine and taurine slightly, but significantly, altered left ventricular contractility in healthy volunteers, while consuming the same amount of...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Abrupt increase noted in LVAD thrombosis

An abrupt and unexpected increase in pump thrombosis has occurred since March 2011 in patients with advanced heart failure who received the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device, according to a...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

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Clinical practice guidelines adaptation for internists - An EFIM methodology

Author(s): Wiktoria Leśniak, Laura Morbidoni, Dror Dicker, Ignacio Marín-León
Date:25 June 2020

The challenge of implementing Less is More medicine: A European perspective

Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
Date:16 April 2020

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned, Leonid Lazebnike, Soňa Kiňováf, Evert- Jan de Kruijfg, Radovan Hojsh, Thomas Hansliki, Mine Durusu-Tanrioverj, Francesco Dentalik, Xavier Corbellal, Pietro Castellinom, Monica Bivoln, Stefano Bassettio, Vasco Barretop, Eduardo Montero Ruizq, Luis Camposr, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Date:15 November 2018

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