MedPage TodayQuestioning Aspirin’s Role After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Acute Coronary Syndrome

Most current guidelines recommend at least 12 months of dual anti-platelet therapy for ACS and post PCI. But is that the best approach in an aging population with inherent higher bleeding risk? Some are advocating very early cessation of aspirin as well as scaling down the P2Y12 inhibitor in the first few months post event.

American Medical AssociationEffects of Exercise on Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Biochemical Progression in Men With Localized Prostate Cancer Under Active Surveillance

In this clinical trial, the authors attempt to answer the question of whether a high-intensity interval training program can improve cardiorespiratory fitness and delay the biochemical progression of prostate cancer in patients who are undergoing active surveillance. One group was asked to complete 12 weeks of thrice-weekly, supervised aerobic sessions on a treadmill at 85% […]

MedPage TodayA COVID ‘Breathalyzer’: Not All Hot Air?

Since the onset of COVID-19, medical professionals have struggled to rapidly diagnose and determine whether someone has the respiratory illness. This issue is particularly acute in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) where doctors and nurses must triage patients based on the severity of their illnesses. Now, a “breathalyzer” test given to critically ill patients has […]