Chronic Disease

Reports of high-impact chronic disease studies by medical professionals

Triple combination antihypertension therapy improves blood pressure control for mild-to-moderate hypertension

1. In this randomized controlled trial, patients receiving triple combination antihypertension therapy (TCAT) were more likely to achieve their blood pressure target compared to...

Traumatic brain injury associated with higher rate of suicide

1. In this retrospective study, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was associated with a doubling in deaths by suicide, especially within the 6 months post-TBI.  2....

Bariatric surgery linked to significant reduction in microvascular complications of type 2 diabetes

1. Patients who received gastric bypass surgery had lower rates of diabetic neuropathy at follow up that remained stable throughout the study. 2. Bariatric surgery...

Women internists earn less than men whether they are generalists, hospitalists, or sub-specialists

1. The median annual salary gap between male and female respondents was $50 000. 2. Greater gender salary gaps occurred in subspecialists than for general...

Dengue serostatus impacts vaccine safety

1. Among dengue-seronegative individuals 2 to 16 years of age, there was a significantly increased risk of hospitalization and severe virologically confirmed dengue (VCD)...

Transplantation followed by antiviral therapy cured hepatitis C in 100 percent of patients receiving...

1. All 20 patients included in the study were cured of HCV following antiviral therapy. 2. Similar eGFR scores were found between nontransplant and transplant...

Idiopathic inflammatory myositis linked to statin exposure

1. In this case control study from Australia, patients with histologically confirmed idiopathic inflammatory myositis (IIM) were more likely to report exposure to statin...

Hospital admission linked to reduced quality and quantity of sleep

1. For patients admitted to hospital, the reported quantity and quality of sleep was reported to be worse compared to habitual at home sleep...

Pre-hospital plasma transfusion in patients at risk of hemorrhagic shock decreases mortality

1. In patients at risk of hemorrhagic shock, the pre-hospital administration of thawed plasma decreased mortality at 24 hours and 30 days and patients...

Fewer adverse myocardial events in depressed patients treated with antidepressants after acute coronary syndrome

1. In this prospective cohort study, depressed patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) who were treated with escitalopram were less likely to have Major...
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