Secondary Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Latent Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic heart disease affects more than 40.5 million people worldwide and results in 306,000 deaths annually. Echocardiographic screening detects rheumatic heart disease at an early, latent stage. Whether secondary antibiotic prophylaxis is effective in preventing progression of latent rheumatic heart disease is unknown. METHODSWe conducted a randomized, controlled trial of secondary antibiotic prophylaxis in Ugandan … Continue reading Secondary Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Latent Rheumatic Heart Disease

Serum Nonesterified #Fatty Acids and Incident #Stroke: The CHS

Significant associations between total nonesterified fatty acid (NEFA) concentrations and incident stroke have been reported in some prospective cohort studies. We evaluated the associations between incident stroke and serum concentrations of nonesterified saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and trans fatty acids. Methods and ResultsCHS (Cardiovascular Health Study) participants (N=2028) who were free of stroke at baseline (1996–1997) … Continue reading Serum Nonesterified #Fatty Acids and Incident #Stroke: The CHS