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August 11th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: August 11th

This week’s topics include the effects of intensive glucose control on ischemic heart disease and a meta-analysis of the effects of thrombolysis with alteplase for acute ischemic stroke.


August 5th, 2014

Large Analysis Supports Thrombolysis for Stroke

Although thrombolysis for ischemic stroke has been widely recognized as beneficial, its use has been limited because of concerns about its effects in patients treated after 3 hours, in older patients, and in patients with mild and with severe strokes. Now a meta-analysis published in the Lancet offers evidence that the use of thrombolysis should be […]


August 28th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: August 28th

This week’s topics include studies on biolimus-eluting stents vs. bare-metal stents, risk markers to improve CV event prediction, common carotid intima-media thickness and CV risk prediction, aspirin with alteplase for acute ischemic stroke, and lipid-lowering therapy (and its benefits and harms) in patients with CKD.