The Latest Journal Articles in Internal Medicine

1Surgical techniques, open versus minimally invasive gastrectomy after chemotherapy (STOMACH trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials, April 20, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
2Distinct subtypes of knee osteoarthritis: Data from the Osteoarthritis InitiativeRheumatology, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
3Effectiveness of dual-task functional power training for preventing falls in older people: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trialTrials, April 20, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
4Immune function and muscle adaptations to resistance exercise in older adults: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a nutritional supplementTrials, April 20, 2015  Full Text  Evidence Based Medicine
5Reduced cardiovascular reserve in chronic kidney failure: A matched cohort studyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
6Misconceptions and facts about atrial fibrillationAmerican Journal of Medicine, April 20, 2015  Review Article
7Atrial fibrillation is associated with increased risk of erectile dysfunction: A nationwide population-based cohort studyInternational Journal of Cardiology, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
8Efficacy and safety of P2Y inhibitors according to diabetes, age, gender, body mass index and body weight: Systematic review and meta-analyses of randomized clinical trialsAtherosclerosis, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
9HIV Infection Status as a Predictor of Hepatitis C Virus RNA Testing in Primary CareAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
10Short-term study on risk-benefit outcomes of two spinal manipulative therapies in the treatment of acute radiculopathy caused by lumbar disc herniation: study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials, April 20, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
1Shorter height is directly associated with increased risk of coronary heart diseaseUniversity of Leicester News, April 20, 2015
2Study translates genetic risk factor into Alzheimer's disease prevention strategyUniversity of Kentucky Research News, April 20, 2015
3Good bone, bad boneUniversity of California - Santa Barbara Science New, April 20, 2015
4New treatment for older men with 'slow flow' problemsUNSW Australia Health News, April 20, 2015
5Spot treatmentUniversity of California - Santa Barbara Science New, April 20, 2015
6Diabetes patients often experience lasting weight lossUniversity of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences News, April 20, 2015
7More individuals discussing end-of-life wishes with loved onesUniversity of Missouri News, April 20, 2015
8Genetics overlap found between Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular risk factorsUC San Diego Health System, April 20, 2015
9To fight nasty digestive bugs, U-M scientists set out to build a better gut - using stem cellsUniversity of Michigan Health System, April 20, 2015
10A game-changer for stroke treatment - study: Clot removal plus medication yields better outcomes Rush University Medical Center, April 20, 2015

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Soluble TNF receptor II increased in MS patients

As reported in the Journal of Neuroimmunology, soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor II levels are increased in patients with untreated multiple sclerosis (n-161) compared to healthy controls (n=46), and the levels increased over a 2-year follow-up, but were not associated with the severity of disability.

Muscle strength in adolescence decreases CVD risk

As reported in BMC Medicine, adolescents (n=38588) with the highest tertile of muscle strength had a decreased risk of CVD (HR=0.88) compared to adolescents with the lowest tertile of muscle strength after 42 y of follow-up. Of note, low muscle strength in adolescence by itself had no effect on CVD risk in middle age (HR=0.99). In contrast, high muscle strength in adolescence significantly decreased the risk of CVD in middle age (HR=1.31).

Mean platelet volume predicts silent cerebral infarction

As reported in the Internal Medicine Journal, the mean platelet volume is increased in patients with a silent cerebral infarction than in those without (10.4 vs. 9.2 fL). The OR for silent cerebral infarction was 7.822 in patients in the highest mean platelet volume quartile compared to the lowest quartile.

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