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Revascularization usually not needed for asymptomatic carotid stenosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – With intensive medical therapy, fewer than 5% of patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis will gain additional benefit from revascularization, according to a report in the February Archives of Neurology. When carotid stenosis is asymptomatic, patients “should only be...

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Rosiglitazone linked with heart failure events in type 2 diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Type 2 diabetics treated with rosiglitazone are at increased risk of heart failure events, researchers report in the January 29th online issue of the European Heart Journal. The elderly and patients with hypertension, microalbuminuria/proteinuria, or higher body mass were...

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Case finding approach misses most cases of thyroid disease during pregnancy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Limiting thyroid tests to high-risk women will miss most cases of thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy, randomized trial results show. Furthermore, when low-risk women are identified by screening and treated, adverse outcomes are reduced. In a February 3rd online report in the...