Prognostic value of #D-dimer for adverse outcomes in patients with infective #endocarditis: an observational study

Increased D-dimer levels have been shown to correlate with adverse outcomes in various clinical conditions. However, few studies with a large sample size have been performed thus far to evaluate the prognostic value of D-dimer in patients with infective endocarditis (IE). Methods613 patients with IE were included in the study and categorized into two groups …

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Associations Between #Fruit Intake and Risk of #Diabetes in the AusDiab Cohort

Fruit, but not fruit juice, intake is inversely associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, questions remain about the mechanisms by which fruits may confer protection. ObjectiveThe aims of this work were to examine associations between intake of fruit types and 1) measures of glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and 2) diabetes at follow-up. …

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