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Ezetimibe fails to beat niacin at reducing atherosclerosis and LDL cholesterol

ORLANDO (Reuters Health) – In a head-to-head comparison, extended-release niacin outperformed ezetimibe in shrinking carotid intima-media thickness in patients who were already taking statins, raising yet another red flag over ezetimibe, which has...

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Monofilament testing insufficient to diagnose peripheral neuropathy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Monofilament testing alone is inadequate for diagnosing peripheral neuropathy, according to a systematic literature review done by physicians in The Netherlands. As the authors note in the Annals of Family Medicine for...

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Blood transfusion safe, possibly beneficial in acute decompensated heart failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Blood transfusion is safe and may be beneficial in patients with acute decompensated heart failure, say researchers from Israel in the October American Heart Journal. Because of the adverse affects of anemia in acute...