Carotid Stenting Linked to High Real-World Mortality | Medpage Today

Carotid Stenting Linked to High Real-World Mortality | Medpage Today.

One-third of Medicare patients died in the 2 years after the procedure.

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CRP Meta-Analysis

C-Reactive Protein as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Strong evidence indicates that CRP is associated with CHD events. Moderate, consistent evidence suggests that adding CRP to risk prediction models among initially intermediate-risk persons improves risk stratification. However, sufficient evidence that reducing CRP levels prevents CHD events is lacking.

Marijuana Health Risks

Medical News: Health Risks of Marijuana Still Not Nailed Down – in Psychiatry, Addictions from MedPage Today

Car wrecks may be the most significant and well-documented adverse health effect of smoking marijuana, as clear evidence that it causes schizophrenia or other health problems is largely missing, a literature review showed.

Overall, “the public health burden of cannabis use is probably modest compared with that of alcohol, tobacco, and other illicit drugs,” Australian researchers reported in the Oct. 17 issue of The Lancet.