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2009-05-22 08:12:07

A new drug combination may keep grafts working better for dialysis patients and boost their chances at a healthier life. For the first time, a combination of aspirin and the anti-platelet drug dipyridamole have been shown to significantly increase a dialysis patient's risk of dialysis access failure. According to a study by the Dialysis Access Consortium (DAC), the combination treatment of both drugs decreased the useful life of a graft before it became blocked the first time by 18 percent,...

2009-05-13 11:32:33

An analysis of previous studies indicates that among patients with peripheral artery disease, aspirin use is associated with a statistically nonsignificant decrease in the risk of a group of combined cardiovascular events (nonfatal heart attack, nonfatal stroke, and cardiovascular death), but is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of one of these events, nonfatal stroke, although the findings may be limited by the lack of a large study population, according to an article in...

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2008-08-28 07:40:00

Researchers are beginning to question if using a blood pressure medicine alolng with a widely used blood thinner does in fact benefit patients. Two studies released on Wednesday call into question this common practice. The first study shows that patients who received the blood pressure drug telmisartan were no less likely to have another stroke compared to those taking a placebo. According to a second study, doctors discovered that aspirin combined with the anti-platelet drug dipyridamole...

2008-08-13 18:00:12

By Sotgia, Barbara Sciagra, Roberto; Olivotto, Iacopo; Casolo, Giancarlo; Rega, Luigi; Betti, Irene; Pupi, Alberto; Camici, Paolo G; Cecchi, Franco To clarify the spatial relationship between coronary microvascular dysfunction and rnyocardial fibrosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), we compared the measurement of hyperemic myocardial blood flow (hMBF) by PET with the extent of delayed contrast enhancement (DCE) detected by MRI. Methods: In 34 patients with HCM, PET was performed using...

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2008-03-12 19:30:00

Stroke patients who use ibuprofen for arthritis pain or other conditions while taking aspirin to reduce the risk of a second stroke undermine aspirin's ability to act as an anti-platelet agent, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown. In a cohort of patients seen by physicians at two offices of the Dent Neurologic Institute, 28 patients were identified as taking both aspirin and ibuprofen (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID) daily and all were found to have no...


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