Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • Endoscopic sinus surgery improved nasal obstruction, facial pain, headache, smell and postnasal discharge by 61-47%

  • Oral rivaroxaban 10 mg qd x 14 d superior to enoxaparin SC 30 mg q 12 he for prevention of VTE after TKR

  • USA has the highest health care expenditure (20% of GDP), yet it ranks 29th in infant mortality and 45th in life expectancy

  • CMV affects 60-99% of and appears to increase inflammation in blood vessels, causing high blood pressure

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  1. The results on Rivaroxaban are pretty impressive. Looks like a good study too (man, who mandates bilateral venograms these days?).

    Of course the fact that the study was paid for by the manufacturer does cast _some_ doubt on it :P

  2. Most (all?) studies with new medications are paid for by the manufacturer. That's common practice.