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Omega-3 fatty acids (FAs) can produce several beneficial effects and are commonly used for the treatment of migraine symptoms. Although current therapeutic measures for migraine included pharmacological therapies, dietary supplements, and herbal ingredients, dietary patterns, acupuncture, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, and psychotherapy, omega-3 FAs therapeutic role seems to be obtained through the inhibition or reduction of the release of inflammatory cytokines. The present review aims to provide updated information about the effects of omega-3 FAs in migraine treatment, investigating their clinical effects alone or in combination with other substances.

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Particularly at transitions of care points information concerning current medication tends to be incomplete. A medication chart that contains all essential information on current therapy is likely to be a helpful tool for patients and healthcare providers. We aimed to investigate any type of benefits associated with medication charts provided at transition points.

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Sarcoidosis is a complex disease with heterogeneous clinical presentations that can affect virtually any organ. Although the lung is typically the most common organ involved, combined pulmonary and cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) account for most of the morbidity and mortality associated with this disease. Pulmonary sarcoidosis can be asymptomatic or result in impairment in quality of life and end-stage, severe, and/or life-threatening disease. The latter outcome is seen almost exclusively in those with fibrotic pulmonary sarcoidosis, which accounts for 10% to 20% of pulmonary sarcoidosis patients. CS is problematic to diagnose and may cause significant morbidity and death from heart failure or ventricular arrhythmias. The diagnosis of CS usually requires surrogate cardiac imaging biomarkers, as endomyocardial biopsy has relatively low yield, even with directed electrophysiological mapping. Treatment of CS is often multifactorial, involving a combination of antigranulomatous therapy and pharmacotherapy for cardiac arrhythmias and/or heart failure in addition to device placement and cardiac transplantation.

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The physical and mental health risks of COVID-19 become higher as people are asked to stay home for an indefinite period. The objective was to investigate the link between the four-factor structure model of coping and mental health among those living in lockdown.

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Eight former ANA presidents urge nurses to consider nursing’s values when they vote.

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of MitraClip implantation versus guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) in patients with secondary mitral regurgitation (SMR) according to baseline functional status as assessed by the widely used New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification.

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The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic utility of baseline functional status and its impact on the outcomes of transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) in patients with heart failure (HF) with secondary mitral regurgitation (SMR).

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The authors report the CLASP (Edwards PASCAL Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair System Study) expanded experience, 1-year outcomes, and analysis by functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) and degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR).

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The aim of this study was to assess the impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) on mortality and efficacy in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) undergoing MitraClip implantation.

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The aim of this study was to examine the initial experience with a novel transseptal transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system.