Chronic Disease

Reports of high-impact chronic disease studies by medical professionals

Early in-bed cycling and electrical stimulation no different than standard rehabilitation for global muscle...

1. There was no difference in muscle strength at discharge between intensive care unit (ICU) patients who underwent in-bed cycling and electrical stimulation compared...

Patisiran is effective in treatment of hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis.

1. Patisiran, an RNA interference agent, improved neuropathy symptoms and motor function in patients with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis after 18 months of use. 2. Types...

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...

Paradigm shift in cancer treatment to targeted therapies

1. HER2 targeted breast cancer treatment has significantly improved prognosis. 2. Novel immune checkpoint therapies have resulted in considerable clinical response for a variety...

ADHD modestly associated with higher frequency of digital media use among teens

1. In this prospective cohort trial, teens with significant ADHD symptoms were slightly more likely to be associated with a higher frequency of digital...

Alteplase unlikely to reduce disability after mild stroke without disabling deficits

1. In this randomized controlled trial, administration of alteplase within 3 hours of mild stoke did not lead to a reduction in disability at...

Active EKG monitoring screening leads to earlier diagnosis and treatment for atrial fibrillation compared...

1. In this randomized controlled trial, patients who received immediate atrial fibrillation (AF) monitoring with a new, wearable EKG were more likely to have...

Cross-sex hormone therapy raises risk for vascular events in transgender women

1. Transgender women had higher rates of venous thrombotic events (VTE) with cross-sex hormones. 2. Similar rates of ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction were found...

Newer and older insulin formulations offer similar glucose-lowering effect

1. Basal insulin analogues do not differ significantly in providing glucose control. 2. Some insulin formulations may have more favorable effects on patient weight compared...

Using HCV-infected kidneys greatly reduces wait time for transplantation and improves survival for patients...

1. Use of HCV-infected kidneys increased patients’ quality-adjusted life expectancy. 2. Lower costs were associated with HCV-infected kidneys compared to transplanting HCV-uninfected kidneys to HCV-positive...
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