Chronic Disease

Reports of high-impact chronic disease studies by medical professionals

Testosterone replacement may improve anemia in older men with low testosterone

1. In this non-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, men 65 years or older who had unexplained anemia with low serum testosterone had an increase in...

Testosterone administration may increase bone mineral density in older men with low testosterone

1. This placebo-controlled, double-blind trial showed that in older men (³65 years old) with low measured testosterone, one year of testosterone administration increased volumetric...

The Internet may be an effective tool for treating chronic knee pain

1. Significantly greater pain improvement was observed in patients in the intervention group compared to the control. 2. Patients in the pain-control intervention group demonstrated...

Maintenance program associated with reduced weight regain after weight loss

1. After 56 weeks of a weight maintenance intervention program, researchers found that mean weight regain in the intervention group (0.75 kg) was lower...

Sublingual grass pollen immunotherapy not effective for moderate-severe seasonal allergic rhinitis

1. For patients with moderate to severe seasonal allergic rhinitis, 2 years of sublingual grass pollen immunotherapy was not significantly different than placebo at...

Bariatric surgery superior to medical therapy for diabetes at five-years: The STAMPEDE trial

1. Bariatric surgery significantly reduced and sustained glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels compared to medical therapy at five-year follow-up. 2. Both gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy...

JAK 1 and 2 inhibitor superior to adalimumab in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: The...

1. Baricitinib, an oral, once-daily inhibitor of JAK1 and JAK2, has shown promise in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 2. In this randomized controlled...

Polygenic index of waist-hip ratio associated with cardiovascular disease

1. Investigating a polygenic index of 48 single nucleotide polymorphisms for Waist-Hip Ratio adjusted for BMI, this study showed an association with increased biomarkers...

Computerized support tool improved screening rates for type 2 diabetes among high-risk children

1. Based on this randomized clinical trial, a computerized clinical decision support system that integrated guideline recommendations type 2 diabetes screening in high risk...

Several nonpharmacologic therapies associated with benefits for chronic low back pain

1. In this systematic review, researchers found associations with short-term pain benefits on a small to moderate level for exercise, psychological therapies, multidisciplinary rehabilitation,...
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