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For the most vulnerable, whose main goal is quality of life, not longevity, "it might be quite reasonable to withhold beta-blockers," said the authors of the observational study. Heartwire...
While there is a consensus that cocaine causes cardiotoxicity that is multifactorial in nature, is the role of beta-blockers in mitigating its effects any more clear? Medscape Pharmacists
Students who received prescriptions for beta-blockers during examination times had significantly increased risks for future suicidal attempts and other psychotropic prescriptions.
Nursing home residents who received beta blockers after an acute MI had a 26 percent relative reduction in 90-day mortality, according to a cohort study.
Nursing home residents with pre-existing cognitive or functional impairments were at a higher risk of functional decline after taking beta-blockers following acute myocardial infarction, study shows.
Many physicians are reluctant to prescribe beta-blockers to heart failure patients with concomitant COPD because of concerns regarding potential bronchoconstriction. Should they be more widely used? ...
Might the use of perioperative beta-blockers improve outcomes in noncardiac vascular and endovascular surgery? British Journal of Anaesthesia
Beta blockers are effective in reducing the risk of death in older nursing home residents after a heart attack, but may impair their ability to perform daily functions independently, according to a ne...
Beta-blockers are not recommended as the initial therapy for hypertension. Reports on associations between use of beta-blockers and stroke severity are inconclusive. We assessed associations between p...
Beta-blockers refer to a mixed group of drugs with diverse pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties. They have shown long-term beneficial effects on mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) wh...
While beta-blockers have been widely used for patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), some concerns have been raised that beta blockers do not have survival benefit in this population. We ...
Many of the studies associating digoxin use with increased mortality were conducted before beta-blockers became a standard therapy for heart failure (HF) patients. Our goal was to determine the effect...
TEM-1 beta-lactamases can accurately catalyze the hydrolysis of the beta-lactam rings in beta-lactam antibiotics, which make beta-lactam antibiotics lose its activity, and the prerequisite for the hyd...