Chronic Disease

Reports of high-impact chronic disease studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Efficacy of short-term treatment of internet and computer game addiction

Internet gaming disorder, listed in the DSM-5, is characterized by preoccupation, withdrawal, tolerance and continued use despite negative consequences. The behavior that characterizes Internet...

Polygenic risk and lifestyle factors independently influence dementia risk

1. In this retrospective cohort study, patients with high polygenic risk scores and unhealthy lifestyle factors were more likely to be diagnosed with dementia...

Flexible ICU family visits not effective at reducing delirium incidence

1. In this randomized controlled trial, there was no difference in the incidence of delirium between flexible family visitation and standard, restricted family visitation.2....

Strong family relationships associated with improved asthma symptoms in dangerous neighborhoods

1. In this cross sectional study, children with asthma living in dangerous neighborhoods were less likely to have asthma symptoms if they had strong...

Quick Take: Association between androgen deprivation therapy use and diagnosis of dementia in men...

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is used in the treatment of prostate cancer, either alone or in combination with other treatment modalities. ADT, however, is...

Quick Take: Risankizumab compared with adalimumab in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis (IMMvent)

In this randomized controlled trial, 605 patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis were assigned to receive 150 mg risankizumab subcutaneously at weeks 0 and...

Recombinant zoster vaccine reduced incidence of herpes zoster in autologous stem cell transplant recipients

1. In this randomized controlled trial, autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients who received 2 recombinant zoster vaccine doses had reduced incidence of herpes...

Recombinant zoster vaccine reduced incidence of herpes zoster in autologous stem cell transplant recipients

 1. In this randomized controlled trial, autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients who received 2 recombinant zoster vaccine doses had reduced incidence of herpes...

Trends in systemic lupus erythematosus pregnancy outcomes in the United States

1. In this retrospective cohort study, the authors observed that the greater decline in in-hospital maternal mortality was found for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...

Quick Take: Effect of 1-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Followed by Clopidogrel vs 12-Month Dual...

While dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is the standard of care post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using drug-eluting stents (DES), the optimal duration of therapy remains...
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