Commentaries: Reducing blood pressure below recommended targets significantly reduces CVD, mortality risk – Clinical Advisor (free registration required) And New Review Supports Aggressive BP Targets – MedPage Today (free registration required)
Ideal blood pressure targets are controversial and recommendations vary across hypertension guidelines. This new meta-analysis suggests the risk of cardiovascular disease would be lowest with a systolic blood pressure between 120-124 mmHg.
Commentary: New Guidance Focuses on Best Injection Practices for Diabetes – Medscape (free registration required)
Related guideline: New Insulin Delivery Recommendations – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)
3 – Review: Improving the Management of COPD in Women – Chest (free)
See also our coverage of World No Tobacco Day in our May 31 issue, see #1.
See also: DRC approves use of Ebola vaccine – CIDRAP (free) AND Ebola vaccine approved for use in ongoing outbreak – Nature News (free)
8 – Cancer drugs are getting better and dearer – The Economist (a few articles per month are free) (RT @pash22 see Tweet)
See more articles and commentaries about “financial toxicity” of cancer treatments in our April 27 issue, see #8.
Original article: Primary care REFerral for EchocaRdiogram (REFER) in heart failure: a diagnostic accuracy study (free)
Commentaries: Warfarin OK in Expectant Moms with Mechanical Heart Valve – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Anticoagulation in Pregnant Women With Mechanical Valves – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) (RT @keaglemd see Tweet)
In this meta-analysis, warfarin was associated with lower risk of adverse maternal outcomes, whereas LMWH was associated with lower risk of adverse fetal outcomes.