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Technology-based Program Boosts Cardiac Rehab Referral

Philadelphia researchers established a system of alerts based on electronic medical records to identify patients who qualify for cardiac rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Simply changing cardiac referral processes to opt-out rather than opt-in significantly increased referral rates, according to the study presented at the American College of Cardiology's NCDR Annual Conference (NCDR.18) in Orlando.

Trogarzo Approved for Patients with Multidrug-Resistant HIV

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk), a new type of antiretroviral medication for adult patients living with HIV who have tried multiple HIV medications in the past and whose HIV infections cannot be successfully treated with other currently available therapies.

Trogarzo is administered intravenously once every 14 days by a trained medical professional and used in combination with other antiretroviral medications.

Childhood Obesity Can be Averted by Preventing 'Fatty Liver' in Fetus

An obese pregnant mother and exposure to a high fat, high sugar diet during pregnancy produces a "fatty liver" in the fetus, potentially predisposing children to obesity, metabolic and cardiovascular disorders later in life, according to a study published in The Journal of Physiology.  The understanding of cellular mechanisms involved in laying down fat in the liver of a fetus — leading to a "fatty liver" — is essential to developing strategies to combat childhood obesity.

Women Donate Kidney To A Man Than Receiving

Based on this study, researchers assessed a data, 36% of women donate a kidney to their husband in clinically suitable cases. That compares with just seven percent of clinically suitable men donating a kidney to their spouse, said the study by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations.

Ineffectiveness of Bag-Mask Ventilation for OHCA Patients

In a randomized trial of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), bag-mask ventilation (BMV) was associated with the same rate of 28-day functional survival as seen with endotracheal intubation (ETI) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but failed to meet the statistical criteria necessary to demonstrate noninferiority.