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Aspiration Noninferior to Stent Retriever for Clot Removal

Aspiration is as effective as the traditional stent retriever approach for clot removal in patients presenting with large-vessel occlusion stroke, according to a study published online March 9 in The Lancet.

More Vascular Risk Factors Tied to Worse Brain Health

A higher number of vascular risk factors is associated with poorer brain health across gray and white matter macrostructure and microstructure, according to a study published online March 11 in the European Heart Journal.

Younger Female Blood Donors Vulnerable to Iron Deficiency

Blood donation is associated with iron deficiency among both adolescent girls and younger adult women in the United States, according to a study recently published in Transfusion.

Practices for Reducing COPD Hospital Readmissions Explored

Communication, implementation of guidelines, and improved identification of risk factors may help reduce chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospital readmissions, according to a report published in the February issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Neighborhood-Level Socioeconomics Tied to MS Disability Progression

Lower neighborhood-level socioeconomic status is associated with a higher risk for disability progression in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a study recently published in Neurology.

Adenocarcinoma, High-Grade Dysplasia Up With Barrett Esophagus

The prevalence of high-grade dysplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma has significantly increased since 1995 in patients with Barrett esophagus, according to a study published in the February issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Influences on New NIH Policy for Age Limits in Research Explored

Authors of a paper recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society describe factors that influenced the new National Institute of Health policy that requires funded scholars to eliminate arbitrary age limits in their work.

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