Diabetes ups ischemic risks; and younger patients show signs of COPD

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

ENGAGE AF-TIMI: Insulin linked to greater risk for stroke, CV death, bleeding

By Doug Brunk

Use of novel oral anticoagulants may be preferred over vitamin K antagonists in patients with diabetes and AFib.

Other news:

Signs of COPD detected among smokers under 50 years
A Danish population survey finds a 15% incidence of COPD symptoms in smokers under age 50 years who were exposed to 10 or more pack-years.

Atopic dermatitis in egg-, milk-allergic kids may up anaphylaxis risk
Egg- and milk- allergic patients with atopic dermatitis had more incidents of anaphylaxis; no impact seen in cases of peanut allergies.

Supreme Court weighs ACA back pay case
Does the federal government owe insurers billions based on an Affordable Care Act provision?

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