Chronic Disease

Reports of high-impact chronic disease studies by medical professionals

“Weekend Warrior” physical activity patterns linked to lower mortality

1. In this analysis of questionnaire data from surveillance studies in England and Scotland, the pattern of physical activity consisting of one to two...

Breast cancer screening associated with substantial overdiagnosis in Danish study

1. In this retrospective cohort, breast cancer screening was not associated with a reduction in advanced tumors. 2. Breast cancer screening was associated with higher...

Pay-for-performance programs may be linked to process-of-care improvements in ambulatory settings

1. In ambulatory settings, pay-for-performance (P4P) programs may be correlated with improvements in processes of care. 2. Neither hospital nor ambulatory settings have shown uniform...

Ticagrelor and clopidogrel similar in preventing cardiovascular events in PAD: The EUCLID trial

1. In patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), there were no significant differences between ticagrelor and clopidogrel therapy in terms of the risk of...

Fish oil and aspirin did not reduce arteriovenous fistula failure: The FAVOURED trail

1. In this multi-center, international, randomized, controlled trial, use of fish oil supplementatio at the time of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation was not associated...

Bundled payment system for joint replacement may reduce costs

1. In this cross-sectional study conducted at a large health care system in San Antonio, TX, bundled payments for joint replacement procedures were associated...

Metformin associated with reduced mortality in kidney disease, congestive heart failure, and chronic liver...

1. Metformin use is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or chronic liver disease with hepatic...

Patients with psoriasis associated with increased systemic arterial and subcutaneous adipose inflammation

1. In a retrospective cohort study of 12 patients with psoriasis, 8F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) demonstrated significantly increased arterial inflammation...


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Diabetes and ischemic heart disease account for highest personal health care spending in U.S.

1. Among 155 conditions, diabetes accounted for the highest health care spending in the U.S. in 2013, followed by ischemic heart disease, and low back...

No significant difference found at 5-year follow-up between bilateral and single CABG: The ART...

1. At 5-years of follow-up, there were no significant differences in the rates of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes when comparing patients treated with bilateral...
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