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1 Non-HDL cholesterol is an independent risk factor for aspirin resistance in obese patients with type 2 diabetes Atherosclerosis, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Cardiovascular risk stratification and management in pre-diabetes Current Diabetes Reports, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Effect of the use of ambulance-based thrombolysis on time to thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: a randomized clinical trial JAMA, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

4 The carotid intima-media thickness modification following atorvastatin is bound to the modification of the oxidative balance Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Dairy fat intake is associated with glucose tolerance, hepatic and systemic insulin sensitivity, and liver fat but not β-cell function in humans American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Changes over time in high out-of-pocket health-care burden in U.S. adults with diabetes, 2001–2011 Diabetes Care, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Safety of biologic therapies for psoriasis on reproductive potential and outcomes in males and females British Journal of Dermatology, April 23, 2014    Review Article    Clinical Guideline

8 Questioning vitamin D status of elderly fallers and non-fallers: a meta-analysis to address a forgotten step Journal of Internal Medicine, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

9 Diabetes and vascular disease in different arterial territories Diabetes Care, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

10 The first randomized trial comparing two patient-driven approaches to initiate and titrate prandial insulin lispro in type 2 diabetes Diabetes Care, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Filarial antigens mediate apoptosis of human monocytes through TLR4 The Journal of Infectious Diseases, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Ventral frontal satiation-mediated responses to food aromas in obese and normal-weight women American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Added sugars in the diet are positively associated with diastolic blood pressure and triglycerides in children American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

14 T-helper 2 cytokines, transforming growth factor β1, and eosinophil products induce fibrogenesis and alter muscle motility in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis Gastroenterology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Oxysterol-binding protein is a phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase effector required for HCV replication membrane integrity and cholesterol trafficking Gastroenterology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Influence of sucrose ingestion on brainstem and hypothalamic intrinsic oscillations in lean and obese women Gastroenterology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

17 A genome-wide association study of rheumatoid arthritis without antibodies against citrullinated peptides Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Pulse oximetry with clinical assessment to screen for congenital heart disease in neonates in China: a prospective study The Lancet, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

19 The global burden of other musculoskeletal disorders: Estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 23, 2014    Review Article

20 Osteoarthritis research priorities: A report from a EULAR ad hoc expert committee Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

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Statins do not increase risk of malignant melanoma in postmenopausal women

In a study headed by researchers at Wayne State University involving 119,726 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, there were 1099 incident cases of malignant melanoma over an average follow-up of 11.6 y. At the time of enrollment, 7.4% of the participants used statins. The annualized rate of malignant melanoma in the statin users and non-users was 0.09% (HR=1.14). Thus, statin use does not increase the risk of malignant melanoma in postmenopausal women.

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Simple, safe, effective, low-cost treatment for cancer-related anorexia/cachexia syndrome

A phase III trial conducted at the University of Cagliari showed that either of two regimens were effective in the treatment of cancer-related anorexia/cachexia syndrome (CACS). Sixty patients were randomized to receive one of the following treatment interventions for 4 months: 1) L-carnitine (4 g/d) + celecoxib (300 mg/d); or 2) L-carnitine + celecoxib + megestrol acetate (320 mg/d). All patients also received polyphenols (300 mg/d), lipoic acid (300 mg/d), carbocysteine (2.7 g/d), and vitamins A, C, and E. Lean body mass (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and L3 computed tomography) and physical activity (6-min walk test) increased in both groups.

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HPA axis, metabolic impairment, and pediatric obesity

As published in BMC Medicine, elevated ACTH levels are associated with hypertriglyceridemia and hyperglycemia, and elevated cortisol levels are associated with hypertension and high LDL-C in obese children and adolescents (n=450).

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1 Empirical validation of the information–motivation–behavioral skills model of diabetes medication adherence: a framework for intervention Diabetes Care, March 26, 2014

2 Evidence-informed frameworks for cost-effective cancer care and prevention in low, middle, and high-income countries The Lancet Oncology, March 10, 2014

3 Beta blockers in hypertension: studies and meta-analyses over the years Canadian Journal of Cardiology, March 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

4 Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease Circulation Research, February 3, 2014    Review Article

5 Genetic markers of toxicity from capecitabine and other fluorouracil-based regimens: Investigation in the QUASAR2 study, systematic review, and meta-analysis Journal of Clinical Oncology, March 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

6 Tea consumption and prostate cancer: An updated meta-analysis World Journal of Surgical Oncology, February 24, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

7 Statin treatment, new-onset diabetes, and other adverse effects: a systematic review Current Cardiology Reports, February 12, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

8 The antithrombotic effects of statins Annual Review of Medicine, March 20, 2014    Review Article

9 Effect of citalopram on agitation in Alzheimer disease: The CitAD randomized clinical trial JAMA, February 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

10 Current evidence on physical therapy in patients with adhesive capsulitis: What are we missing? Clinical Rheumatology, January 10, 2014    Review Article

11 Tea consumption and the risk of five major cancers: A dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies BMC Cancer, March 18, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

12 U.S. physicians perspective of adult vaccine delivery Annals of Internal Medicine, February 4, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

13 Comparison of pregabalin with pramipexole for restless legs syndrome New England Journal of Medicine, February 14, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

14 Portion sizes for children are predicted by parental characteristics and the amounts parents serve themselves American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, February 13, 2014

15 Is ginger effective for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome? A double blind randomized controlled pilot trial Complementary Therapies in Medicine, March 4, 2014

16 Prevalence of childhood and adult obesity in the United States, 2011-2012 JAMA, February 26, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

17 An inactivated enterovirus 71 vaccine in healthy children New England Journal of Medicine, February 28, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

18 Coffee consumption and prostate cancer risk: An updated meta-analysis Cancer Causes and Control, March 3, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

19 Clevidipine in acute heart failure: results of the a study of blood pressure control in acute heart failure—a pilot study (PRONTO) American Heart Journal, March 27, 2014

20 Diet-induced weight loss: the effect of dietary protein on bone Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, January 6, 2014

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