The impact of financial incentives to enhance smoking cessation in low-income smokers is unknown. A randomized trial of 805 low-income smokers has indicated that financial incentives of up to $1,650 were more effective in promoting abstinence at 7-days as well as 3, 6, and 18 months.
The efficacy of a theory-based weight loss intervention delivered through a variety of social media tools such as Facebook and text messaging has not been assessed. A randomized study of obese college students aged 18-35 years has indicated that social and mobile technologies did not enhance sustained weight reductions over a period of 24 months.
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The addition of cyclosporine A to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) did not confer protective effects against reperfusion injury, which may occur during the process of myocardial salvage, the CYCLE trial showed.
The FDA approved the Amplia and Compia MRI Quad cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) SureScan devices for heart failure patients. Both devices are the first CRT-Ds approved that will be safe with subsequent MRI scanning throughout the body.
Nicole Lou Reporter, MedPage Today/CRTonline.org
by Nicole Lou Reporter, MedPage Today/CRTonline.org
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