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Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a safe procedure to perform on obese and morbidly obese patients, a recent study has shown.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Jun 2018

Patients who received a combination of ticagrelor plus aspirin within 24 hours of undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) had significantly improved saphenous vein graft patency rates 1 year post-procedure compared with those who only received aspirin, according to findings of the DACAB* trial.

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Higher activity of plasma xanthine oxidase appears to be linked to insulin resistance and liver dysfunction among type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS), according to a recent Japan study.
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Use of quetiapine among critically ill patients rarely leads to corrected QT (QTc) interval prolongation, reports a new study.

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Most Read Articles
12 Jun 2018
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a safe procedure to perform on obese and morbidly obese patients, a recent study has shown.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Jun 2018

Patients who received a combination of ticagrelor plus aspirin within 24 hours of undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) had significantly improved saphenous vein graft patency rates 1 year post-procedure compared with those who only received aspirin, according to findings of the DACAB* trial.

3 days ago
Higher activity of plasma xanthine oxidase appears to be linked to insulin resistance and liver dysfunction among type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS), according to a recent Japan study.
4 days ago
Use of quetiapine among critically ill patients rarely leads to corrected QT (QTc) interval prolongation, reports a new study.