TAVR slightly ups long-term stroke risk
The long-term risk of stroke seems to be higher in patients after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), though some uncertainty remains whether such an effect is caused by predisposing risk factors or not, a recent study has found.
Allopurinol lowers hepatotoxicity risk in thiopurine users
Use of allopurinol results in a 58-percent reduced risk of hepatotoxicity among thiopurine users, while myelotoxicity rates are not affected, according to a study. Moreover, thiopurine persistence is extended by 2.1 years in allopurinol users.
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