From MedPage Today:
- Possible Links Found Between Afib, Dementia. Heart rate and anticoagulation control may contribute to the relationship between atrial fibrillation and dementia.
- Excess Weight Weighs Heavily in Early RA Tx. Patients diagnosed with early rheumatoid arthritis who were overweight were less likely to achieve rapid disease control.
- FDA Slashes Starting Dose for Lunesta. Patients starting on the sleep drug eszopiclone (Lunesta) should take no more than 1 mg at bedtime — one-third the current label-recommended dose — because of the risk of next-day impairment.
- MERS Watch: Netherlands Reports Two Cases. The Netherlands is reporting two cases of the Middle East coronavirus (MERS) while hard-hit Saudi Arabia is reporting three new cases and three deaths.