Statin use associated with decreased mortality in HFPEF
Based on a meta-analysis reported in the American Journal of Cardiology, statin use by patients (n=17985) with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is associated with a 40% reduction in mortality.
Xerophthalmia— a potential epidemic on our doorstep?
As reported in Eye, prompt recognition and treatment of xerophthalmia can lead to rapid recovery and avert significant visual morbidity. The prevalence of xerophthalmia is likely to increase in the developed world largely owing to alcoholic liver disease. It is thought by some that they are on the verge of a potential epidemic.
Risk factors for intra-abdominal abscesses in Crohn’s disease
As reported in Digestion, uncontrolled CRP at week 14 of therapy with infliximab (OR=1.36) and early loss of response to infliximab (OR=5.36) are independent risk factors for intra-abdominal abscesses in patients with Crohns disease.