Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.
Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Atrial Fibrillation abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Atrial Fibrillation. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Atrial Fibrillation. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.
We will continue to update you with the latest scientific and clinical developments through the Medifocus Digest Alert on Atrial Fibrillation every 3 months. Thank you for your ongoing subscription to this publication.
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|Authors:||Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB|
|Institution:||University of Iowa, Iowa City.|
|Journal:||JAMA. 2018 Aug 7;320(5):478-484. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.10321.|
|Authors:||Jonas DE, Kahwati LC, Yun JDY, Middleton JC, Coker-Schwimmer M, Asher GN|
|Institution:||RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center. at Chapel Hill. Practice Center. at Chapel Hill. Practice Center. at Chapel Hill. Practice Center. at Chapel Hill. at Chapel Hill.|
|Journal:||JAMA. 2018 Aug 7;320(5):485-498. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.4190.|
|Authors:||Yubing W, Yanping X, Zhiyu L, Weijie C, Li S, Huaan D, Peilin X, Zengzhang L, Yuehui Y|
|Institution:||Department of Cardiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing Cardiac Arrhythmia Service Center, Chongqing.; Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Sichuan, China.|
|Journal:||Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(29):e11520. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000011520.|
|Authors:||Mendoza-Sanchez J, Silva F, Rangel L, Jaramillo L, Mendoza L, Garzon J, Quiroga A|
|Institution:||Grupo de Ciencias Neurovasculares, Instituto Neurologico, Hospital Internacional, Fundacion Cardiovascular de Colombia, Floridablanca, Santander, Colombia.; Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia.|
|Journal:||PLoS One. 2018 May 3;13(5):e0196361. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196361. eCollection 2018.|
|Authors:||Lip GYH, Pan X, Kamble S, Kawabata H, Mardekian J, Masseria C, Phatak H|
|Institution:||University of Birmingham Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom. University, Aalborg, Denmark. (BMS), Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America. (BMS), Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America. (BMS), Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America. United States of America. United States of America. (BMS), Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America.|
|Journal:||PLoS One. 2018 Apr 30;13(4):e0195950. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195950. eCollection 2018.|
|Authors:||Turakhia MP, Shafrin J, Bognar K, Trocio J, Abdulsattar Y, Wiederkehr D, Goldman DP|
|Institution:||Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America. California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America.|
|Journal:||PLoS One. 2018 Apr 12;13(4):e0195088. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195088. eCollection 2018.|
|Authors:||McHorney CA, Crivera C, Laliberte F, Germain G, Wynant W, Lefebvre P|
|Institution:||Evidera, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America.|
|Journal:||PLoS One. 2018 Apr 5;13(4):e0194099. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194099. eCollection 2018.|
|Authors:||Paciullo F, Proietti M, Bianconi V, Nobili A, Pirro M, Mannucci PM, Lip GYH, Lupattelli G|
|Institution:||Unit of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, Piazzale Menghini, Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, 06132, Perugia, Italy. University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.|
|Journal:||Drugs Aging. 2018 Apr;35(4):365-373. doi: 10.1007/s40266-018-0532-8.|
|Authors:||Bernaitis N, Ching CK, Badrick T, Anoopkumar-Dukie S|
|Institution:||Menzies Health Institute and Quality Use of Medicines Network, Queensland, Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld, Australia; School of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld, Australia. Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld, Australia; School of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld, Australia. Electronic address: email@example.com.|
|Journal:||Heart Lung Circ. 2018 Jun;27(6):756-759. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.11.009. Epub 2017 Nov 28.|
|Authors:||Weir MR, Haskell L, Berger JS, Ashton V, Laliberte F, Crivera C, Brown K, Lefebvre P, Schein J|
|Journal:||Clin Nephrol. 2018 May;89(5):314-329. doi: 10.5414/CN109281.|
|Authors:||Al-Kawaz M, Omran SS, Parikh NS, Elkind MSV, Soliman EZ, Kamel H|
|Institution:||Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Unit, Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, New York, New York; Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.; Department of Neurology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.; Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.|
|Journal:||J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018 Apr;27(4):839-844. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2017.10.025. Epub 2017 Dec 6.|
|Authors:||Sobue Y, Watanabe E, Lip GYH, Koshikawa M, Ichikawa T, Kawai M, Harada M, Inamasu J, Ozaki Y|
|Institution:||Department of Cardiology, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, 1-98 Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake-cho, Toyoake, Aichi, 470-1192, Japan. email@example.com.; City Hospital, University of Birmingham Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Birmingham, England, UK.; Department of Neurosurgery, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake, Japan.|
|Journal:||Heart Vessels. 2018 Apr;33(4):403-412. doi: 10.1007/s00380-017-1073-5. Epub 2017 Oct 24.|
|Authors:||Beshir SA, Aziz Z, Yap LB, Chee KH, Lo YL|
|Institution:||Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia. Malaysia.|
|Journal:||J Clin Pharm Ther. 2018 Apr;43(2):209-219. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12634. Epub 2017 Oct 13.|
|Authors:||Femia G, Fetahovic T, Shetty P, Lee A|
|Institution:||Department of Cardiology, The Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong, NSW, Australia. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Journal:||Heart Lung Circ. 2018 Jul;27(7):798-803. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.06.726. Epub 2017 Jul 17.|
|Authors:||Del Brutto OH, Costa AF, Cano JA, Penaherrera E, Plaza KJ, Ledesma EA, Tettamanti D, Zambrano M|
|Institution:||School of Medicine, Universidad Espiritu Santo - Ecuador, Km 2.5 via Puntilla-Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador. email@example.com. Puntilla-Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador. Puntilla-Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador. Puntilla-Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador. Puntilla-Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador.|
|Journal:||Aging Clin Exp Res. 2018 May;30(5):539-542. doi: 10.1007/s40520-017-0810-z. Epub 2017 Jul 31.|
|Authors:||Yang S, Mei B, Feng K, Lin W, Chen G, Liang M, Zhang X, Wu Z|
|Institution:||The Second Cardiac Surgery Department of First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.; The Cardiac Surgery Department of First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.|
|Journal:||Heart Lung Circ. 2018 May;27(5):621-628. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.04.016. Epub 2017 May 24.|
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