We have Ranked, Sorted and Summarized the Latest Clinical Articles.

1Intravenous augmentation treatment and lung density in severe {alpha}1 antitrypsin deficiency (RAPID): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trialThe Lancet, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
2Primary prevention with lipid lowering drugs and long term risk of vascular events in older people: population based cohort studyBMJ, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
3Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole versus vancomycin for severe infections caused by meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: randomised controlled trialBMJ, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
4Association study of genetic variants at newly identified lipid gene TRIB1 with coronary heart disease in Chinese Han populationLipids in Health and Disease, May 29, 2015  Full Text  Evidence Based Medicine
5SWAT-1: The effectiveness of a ‘site visit’ intervention on recruitment rates in a multi-centre randomised trialTrials, May 29, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
6The CSAW Study (Can Shoulder Arthroscopy Work?) – a placebo-controlled surgical intervention trial assessing the clinical and cost effectiveness of arthroscopic subacromial decompression for shoulder pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trialTrials, May 29, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
7Civil registration and vital statistics: progress in the data revolution for counting and accountabilityThe Lancet, May 29, 2015  Review Article
8Are well functioning civil registration and vital statistics systems associated with better health outcomes?The Lancet, May 29, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine
9Bilateral conjunctival swelling after dental extractionThe Lancet Infectious Diseases, May 29, 2015
10Both low and high 24-hour diastolic blood pressure are associated with worse cognitive performance in type 2 diabetes: The Maastricht StudyDiabetes Care, May 29, 2015

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We have Ranked, Sorted and Summarized the Latest Clinical Articles.

1Christchurch doctor finds much-needed answers for people affected in growing kidney disease and diabetes epidemicUniversity of Otago News, May 29, 2015
2Starting antiretroviral treatment early improves outcomes for HIV-infected individualsNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease - News, May 29, 2015
3FDA approves two therapies to treat IBS-DFDA Press Announcements, May 29, 2015
4Penn study links better "good cholesterol" function with lower risk of later heart diseasePenn Medicine, May 29, 2015
5Yale researchers find human-specific gene that turns back cellular clockYale School of Medicine News, May 29, 2015
6African-Americans at lower socioeconomic levels have increased risk of heart disease, strokeAmerican Heart Association News, May 29, 2015
7New evidence confirms link between newer contraceptive pills and higher blood clot risksUniversity of Nottingham News, May 29, 2015
8New study shows a plant-based vegan diet improves diabetic neuropathy pain, lowers body weightGeorge Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences News, May 29, 2015
9People with multiple sclerosis may have double the risk of dying earlyAmerican Academy of Neurology News, May 29, 2015
10Intervention reduces unnecessary diagnosis and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuriaBaylor College of Medicine News, May 29, 2015

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Relationship benefit in women with IHD

As reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases, HIV-infected patients are at increased risk for non-Hodgkin‘s lymphoma (NHL). Of 6036 patients with 21607 person-years of follow-up, there were 37 incident cases of NHL. Compared to patients with ≤ 50 copies/mL, patients with 51-500 and > 500 copies/mL had HRs of 1.66 and 2.39 for NHL, respectively.

Sleep duration linked to lung cancer risk

As reported in BMC Public Health, men (age range, 42-60 years) who slept < 7 h/night or > 8 h/night are at increased risk for lung cancer. Specifically, amongst current smokers, the HR for lung cancer in men who slept < 6.5 h/night or > 8 h/night was 2.23 and 2.09, respectively. It is thought that melatonin excretion and/or low-grade inflammation account for this observation.

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.

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