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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are prescribed statin therapy for hypercholesterolemia or ischemic heart disease are at increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease or any cause if they stop taking the medication, according to a Canadian study. The findings...

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Occult Staph aureus bacteremia “important” in adult ED patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Occult Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia is a “rare but important” issue in adult emergency department patients, one that deserves closer attention, a team of physicians from the National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei note in a paper online March 19 in Clinical...

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Cigarette smoking potentiates effects of clopidogrel in diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cigarette smoking enhanced the effects of clopidogrel in a study of diabetics with coronary artery disease. Accordingly, smokers were less likely to experience high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR), the researchers reported in the March issue of JACC: Cardiovascular...