Chronic Disease

Reports of high-impact chronic disease studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Metabolic syndrome in pregnancy and risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes: A prospective...

While obesity has been shown to increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and preeclampsia (PE) in pregnancy, the association between metabolic...

MitraClip does not significantly improve outcomes in secondary mitral regurgitation: the MITRA-FR trial

1. Among patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and severe secondary mitral regurgitation on medical therapy, percutaneous mitral valve repair did...

Quick Take: Effects of fluoxetine on functional outcomes after acute stroke (FOCUS): a pragmatic,...

The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluoxetine is commonly used in treating depression and emotional lability after stroke. Results from previous small trials have...

Radical prostatectomy significantly improves survival in localized prostate cancer: the SPCG-4 trial

1. Among men under 75 years of age with localized prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy was associated with a significant survival benefit compared to watchful...

The COAPT: Transcatheter mitral valve repair lowers mortality in patients with heart failure and...

1. Patients with heart failure and severe secondary mitral valve regurgitation randomized to receive transcatheter mitral valve repair had decreased rates of all-cause mortality...

Increased risk for breast cancer after childbirth may last more than 20 years

1. The authors of the study concluded that parous women may have an elevated breast cancer risk for over 20 years following delivery.2. The...

Veteran Health hospitals consistently outperform non-Veteran Health hospitals in several measures of quality of...

1. The authors of this cross-sectional study found that Veteran Health (VA) hospitals provided the better care in most hospital referral regions compared to...

Biosimilar to infliximab shows equivalent safety and efficacy for treating Crohn’s disease

1. The biosimilar to infliximab, CT-P13 was shown in this study to have equivalent efficacy to the anti tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) monoclonal antibody for...

Modelling study suggests that statins may be overprescribed

1. This study showed that the net benefit of statins compared to risk varied considerably with respect to the age of the patient, patient...

Eczema more prevalent among older adults than previously thought

1. The results of this study suggested that the prevalence of atopic dermatitis increased with age among a U.K. adult primary care population.2. The...

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