- SIPS: The New Kid on the Bariatric Block. Duodenal switch is an effective procedure for weight loss, but it currently accounts for less than 5% of all bariatric surgeries due to concerns about technical difficulty, nutritional deficiency, and frequent bowel movements.
- Mild Stenosis Linked to Death in Diabetes. Even modest coronary plaque causing no symptoms has a long-term impact on mortality and heart disease in diabetes.
- Epinephrine Hurts Cardiac Arrest Survival? Epinephrine (adrenaline) given before hospital arrival for cardiac arrest was associated with poorer chances of survival without substantial mental disability.
- Point of Contention: JNC 8 ‘Guidelines’ Revisited. The 2013 Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) guidelines on hypertension management, which raised the blood pressure (BP) target in older patients to <150/90 mm Hg, could lead to 8,000 additional cardiovascular events over 10 years compared with the older target of <140/90 mm Hg, according to recent studies.
Top stories in health and medicine, December 3, 2014
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