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Cognitive declines tied to stress in older African Americans
levels of perceived stress appear to be associated with faster declines in two cognitive domains – episodic memory and visuospatial ability – among older African Americans without dementia, results from a longitudinal study of 467 participants suggest.“To our knowledge, this is the ......(full story)
Telomere length predicts FCR response in CLL patients
YORK – Telomere length reliably predicts response to fludarabine-cyclophosphamide-rituximab (FCR) treatment in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to an analysis of 278 samples from the ARCTIC and ADMIRE clinical trials of FCR in previously untreated CLL.The findings were particularly pronounced in ......(full story)
Heritability of colorectal cancer estimated at 40%
factors accounted for about 40% of variability in the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in an analysis of monozygotic and same-sex dizygotic twins from the Nordic Twin Study of Cancer to reported in the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2017 ......(full story)
Red flags for type 2 diabetes seen 25 years before diagnosis
DIEGO – Based on their analysis of a cohort of more than half a million people, Swedish researchers now believe that mildly elevated fasting plasma glucose and triglyceride levels could indicate an increased risk for type 2 diabetes a quarter-century before diagnosis.“Previous ......(full story)
Colonoscopy patients prefer propofol over fentanyl/midazolam
– As patient satisfaction becomes increasingly important for reimbursements, it might be a good idea to switch to propofol for colonoscopies.The reason is because patients prefer propofol over standard-of-care fentanyl/midazolam as their anesthetic for outpatient colonoscopies, according to a randomized, blinded trial ......(full story)
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