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1 Long-term intake of dietary long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk of rheumatoid arthritis: A prospective cohort study of women Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Consumption of a dietary portfolio of cholesterol lowering foods improves blood lipids without affecting concentrations of fat soluble compounds Full Text Nutrition Journal, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Effects of dietary interventions on incidence and progression of CKD Nature Reviews Nephrology, October 24, 2014    Review Article

4 Development and validation of a new screening questionnaire for dysphagia in early stages of Parkinson's disease Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

5 AgIO: Novel antibiofilm activity of a silver compound with application to medical devices International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

6 A prospective audit of the adherence to a new magnesium sulphate guideline for the neuroprotection of infants born less than 30 weeks' gestation Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, October 24, 2014

7 Smoking and long-term risk of type 2 diabetes: The EPIC-InterAct Study in European Populations Diabetes Care, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Epilepsy surgery in children and adults The Lancet Neurology, October 24, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

9 Identification of new risk factors for wound separation in gynecologic malignancy surgery Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Are sulfonylurea and insulin therapies associated with a larger risk of cancer than metformin therapy? A retrospective database analysis Diabetes Care, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Feasibility and exploratory efficacy evaluation of the Embrella Embolic Deflector system for the prevention of cerebral emboli in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: The PROTAVI-C pilot study JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

12 The effects and safety between high-dose atorvastatin and rosuvastatin in acute myocardial infarction patients JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults with low-titer GAD antibodies: Similar disease progression with type 2 diabetes: A nationwide, multicenter prospective study (LADA China Study 3) Diabetes Care, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Ox-LDL induces endothelial cell apoptosis via the LOX-1-dependent endoplasmic reticulum stress pathway JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Targeted metabolomic evaluation of acupuncture for chronic stable angina pectoris JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

16 The validation of cardiovascular risk scores for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus Heart, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Effect of different dose of Statins on the Antiplatelet Potency of Clopidogrel in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Impact of gene polymorphisms, platelet reactivity, and the SYNTAX score on 1-year clinical outcomes in patients with non–ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: The GEPRESS study JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Cerebrovascular events post-transcatheter aortic valve replacement in a large cohort of patients: A FRANCE-2 registry substudy JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Spatial patterns of structural brain changes in type 2 diabetic patients and their longitudinal progression with intensive control of blood glucose Diabetes Care, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

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Predictors of poor coronary collateral circulation in stable CAD

As reported in Angiology, the fasting blood glucose and serum uric acid levels and the white blood cell count were higher in patients with stable CAD (n=480) and associated with poor coronary collateral circulation.

KIT mutations associated with poor prognosis in GISTs

Based on a meta-analysis (18 studies; n=1487) reported in the World Journal of Surgical Oncology, KIT mutations in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are associated with larger tumors (> 5 cm), higher mitotic activity (> 5), more frequent recurrences (OR = 2.06), more frequent metastases (OR = 2.77), and worse 3-year overall survival (OR = 0.47) compared to patients with PDGFRA mutations or wild-type.

Metacarpal DXR-BMD predicts 1-y RA progression

As reported in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, a metacarpal BMD determination after 4 months of anti-RA treatment is an independent predictor of 1-y progression in patients without baseline bone erosions (OR=2.0). For patients with baseline erosions, early metacarpal BMD loss is predictive of 1-y progression (OR=1.5).

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