Controlled cord traction not essential in reducing risk of postpartum hemorrhage

Approximately one-quarter of all pregnancy- and delivery-related maternal deaths worldwide occur in India, most of which are caused by postpartum hemorrhage, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO recommends Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL), which includes several components: Key Point: Controlled cord traction is not… 

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Early therapy delays progression to clinically definite multiple sclerosis

mdCurrent Conference Report: 64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Data from 2 major phase 3 trials have demonstrated that progression to clinically definite multiple sclerosis (MS) can be prevented or delayed with early rather than delayed therapy. Two regimens of subcutaneous interferon beta-1a (IFNb) were evaluated in patients who… 

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Pacemaker study examines whether Indians age earlier than Westerners

mdCurrent Conference Report: Heart Rhythm 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions Indians presenting for permanent pacemaker (PP) placement are younger than those in the Western population, according to results of a study presented at the 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Key Point: Indians present at a younger… 

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Continuous intestinal infusion of levodopa-carbidopa gel shows benefit in advanced Parkinson’s disease

mdCurrent Conference Report: 64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting A novel strategy to reduce the motor complications associated with fluctuating blood levels of levodopa in patients with Parkinson’s disease was associated with clinically meaningful improvements in disease control, according to the authors of a double-blind trial. Undertaken in patients… 

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First oral disease modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis challenges injectables in long-term data

mdCurrent Conference Report: 64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Follow-up data out to 24 months for the first oral disease modifying therapy (DMT) licensed for treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) continues to suggest that the efficacy and safety rivals that of the injectable agents that have been the MS… 

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Prolonged sitting leads to early mortality

The more time spent sitting, regardless of the amount of physical activity, the higher one’s risk of premature death, researchers have found. Key Point: Even among physically active patients, prolonged sitting raises the risk of premature mortality. Patients should be encouraged to minimize as much as possible the amount of… 

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Regular aspirin use may reduce risk of cancer metastasis

Daily aspirin may prevent distant cancer metastasis, according to a recent analysis. Researchers from the United Kingdom examined 5 large, randomized trials (17,285 participants) of daily aspirin (≥75 mg daily) vs control for the prevention of vascular events to assess the effect of aspirin on the frequency of distant metastasis… 

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