Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in heart failure reduces mortality and hospitalization: The CASTLE-AF...

1. Compared to medical therapy alone, catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure reduced the risk of all-cause mortality and hospitalization. 2....

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia disease burden associated with safety and efficacy of CD19-CAR therapy

1. Patients with a higher disease burden of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with CD19-specific chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy experienced greater...

Isolated left axis deviation may not necessitate further work up

1. Of pediatrics patients with left axis deviation (LAD) found incidentally on electrocardiogram (ECG), only 15% of patients had heart disease (HD) on further...

Patients with sleep apnea achieve similar outcomes when receiving care from a sleep specialist...

1. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients have similar outcomes regardless of sleep specialist or non-specialist care. 2. Systematic review data for access to care and...

Living kidney donation associated with some increased health risks

1. Living kidney donation was associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, lower estimated glomerular filtration rates, and increased relative risk of preeclampsia and end-stage...

Affordable Care Act linked to decreased out-of-pocket spending for healthcare

1. In this analysis of healthcare spending survey data from a nationally represented sample, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated...

Viral respiratory infections associated with increased risk of acute myocardial infarction

1. In a self-controlled case series, patients were observed to have increased incidence of hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction (MI) within seven-days of...

Greater rates of mortality linked to infants at risk for maltreatment

Infants classified as very high risk for substantiated maltreatment had a higher relative risk of overall mortality, death through unintentional and inflicted injury, and...

HIV exposure and infection affect neurodevelopmental outcomes in young children

1. Children less than 8 years old infected with HIV and children who were HIV exposed-but-uninfected had poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes compared to unexposed children. 2....

Shorter duration of glecaprevir-pibrentasvir effective against hepatitis C virus: The ENDURANCE trials

1. Both 8 and 12-week regimens of glecaprevir-pibrentasvir were highly efficacious in producing sustained virologic response in patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV)...
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