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1 Statin therapy lowers the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with end-stage renal disease International Journal of Cardiology, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

2 Biphasic vs basal bolus insulin regimen in Type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Diabetic Medicine, January 29, 2015    Evidence Based Medicine   Review Article   Clinical Article

3 Clinical benefits of pharmacogenetic algorithm-based warfarin dosing: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Thrombosis Research, January 29, 2015    Evidence Based Medicine   Review Article   Clinical Article

4 Consumption of fruit and vegetable and risk of coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies International Journal of Cardiology, January 29, 2015    Evidence Based Medicine   Review Article

5 Oral immunotherapy in cow's milk allergic patients: course and long-term outcome according to asthma status Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

6 Tolerance of benznidazole in a United States Chagas disease clinic Clinical Infectious Diseases, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

7 Use, efficacy and safety of prasugrel in patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction scheduled for primary percutaneous coronary intervention in clinical practice. Results of the prospective ATACS-Registry International Journal of Cardiology, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

8 Efficacy of short-term prednisolone treatment in patients with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia European Respiratory Journal , January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

9 Sildenafil in the treatment of pressure ulcer: A randomised clinical trial International Wound Journal, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

10 New anti-atherosclerotic activity of methotrexate and adalimumab: Complementary effects on lipoprotein function and macrophage cholesterol metabolism Arthritis & Rheumatism, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

11 SNP arrays: comparing diagnostic yields for four platforms in children with developmental delay Full Text BMC Genomics, January 29, 2015    Review Article

12 Beta blockers suppress dextrose-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress, oxidative stress, and apoptosis in human coronary artery endothelial cells American Journal of Therapeutics, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

13 Anti-infective drugs during continuous hemodialysis – using the bench to learn what to do at the bedside The International Journal of Artificial Organs, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

14 Mindfulness and weight loss: A systematic review Psychosomatic Medicine, January 29, 2015    Evidence Based Medicine

15 Treatment of warts with contact allergens Dermatitis, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

16 Outcomes of invasive meningococcal disease in adults and children in Canada between 2002 and 2011: A prospective cohort study Clinical Infectious Diseases, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

17 Diet in the pathogenesis and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases Gastroenterology, January 29, 2015    Review Article

18 A thermonuclease of Neisseria gonorrhoeae enhances bacterial escape from killing by neutrophil extracellular traps The Journal of Infectious Diseases, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

19 Treatment satisfaction of men and partners following switch from on-demand phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor therapy to tadalafil 5 mg once daily The Journal of Sexual Medicine, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

20 Immunosuppressive tryptophan catabolism and gut mucosal dysfunction following early HIV infection The Journal of Infectious Diseases, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

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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.

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).


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