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Risk/benefit of anticoagulation generally neutral in AF with GI ulcer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For patients with atrial fibrillation and previous GI ulcers, a higher risk of major bleeding with oral anticoagulation is balanced out by a lower rate of thromboembolic and cardiac events, a Korean team reports in the America Journal of Cardiology online April 18. However,...

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Low-dose aspirin may prevent nonvascular deaths

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Daily low-dose aspirin reduces not only cardiovascular mortality but also nonvascular mortality – and cancer mortality in particular — after relatively short duration of treatment, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Medicine...

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Step-up therapy favored for early rheumatoid arthritis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – After about a year, patients with early aggressive rheumatoid arthritis have the same improvement in disease activity whether treated initially with methotrexate plus additional agents as needed or with immediate combination therapy, investigators report. “Initial use of...