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AAO: Microstent Cuts Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma
Decrease in pressure maintained at one year in mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma
ACR: Overweight, Obesity Tied to Increased RA Risk in Women
Being overweight, obese has stronger effect on risk for seronegative than seropositive RA
ACR: Depression Linked to Increased Mortality in RA
Worsening of depression symptoms also tied to mortality risk; associations stronger in men
ACR: Strontium Ranelate Cuts Progression of Knee OA
Less progression of cartilage degradation; less decrease in joint width space versus placebo
AAO: Sound Therapy Reduces Anxiety in Cataract Surgery
Systolic blood pressure also down with binaural beat, musical intervention versus control
ACAAI: Much of Alpha-Gal Sensitivity Due to Lone Star Tick
Wide regional variation identified, with positive IgE rates even in areas outside of lone star ticks
ACAAI: Baked Eggs Tolerated by Some Egg-Allergic Children
Second study shows about quarter of children with food allergies develop tolerance
IAVC: Vaccine Offers Modest Malaria Protection to Infants
One month after third RTS,S/AS01 dose, 99.7 percent positive for anti-circumsporozoite antibodies
ASHG: Mortality Risk Up for Those With Shortest Telomeres
Based on findings from more than 100,000 individuals; association persists after adjustment
ASHG: 16 Additional Loci ID'd for Coronary Artery Disease
These loci, together with previously identified loci account for 10.6 percent of the heritability of CAD
AHA: Increased Cancer Risk for Patients With Heart Failure
For patients with heart failure, incident cancer correlates with increased risk of death
AHA: Peri-Op Omega-3s Don't Reduce Atrial Fibrillation
No reduction in the risk of a-fib for patients receiving peri-cardiac-op fish oil versus placebo
AHA: AMG145 Lowers LDL Levels in Statin-Intolerant
Subcutaneously administered monoclonal antibody to PCSK9 efficacious and tolerable
AHA: Allogeneic Stem Cells OK in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
And, bone marrow mononuclear cells have no impact on left ventricular recovery after STEMI, PCI
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