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:...

Old Age and Cancer – the Focus of This Doctor

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Old age is the main focus of a geriatrician, a doctor who is board certified in medicine and in geriatrics. Patients faced with old age and cancer have a lot to deal with, especially managing drug intake. Holly Holmes, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine and a certified geriatrician at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, states her main focus is to help the senior cancer patient remain as functional and independent as possible. Being old in...