Statins in heart failure: The paradox between large randomized clinical trials and real life.

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Paloma Gastelurrutia, a researcher at Germans Trias i Pujol Health Research Institute, in Barcelona, Spain, discusses her article appearing in the June 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which compares the results of clinical trial studies and long term follow-up with real-life cohorts of patients using statins. Large clinical trials did not show success with statins, but cohort studies revealed more optimistic results. Available at:...

Crystalluria and its possible significance. A patient-control study.

submitted by: rabie
The significance of crystalluria in the diagnosis and prognosis of urolithiasis remains a controversial subject in the current urological literature. In this study, in addition to the standard urolithiasis clinical and biochemical work-up, routine urine microscopy was performed to study crystals in 1 fresh and 2 stored morning urine samples from 140 urinary stone patients and 42 controls. Crystalluria was more frequently detected in patients (9.3% of the fresh samples) than in controls...
Authors: Abdel-halim r E