Chronic Disease

Reports of high-impact chronic disease studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Pre-eclampsia and risk of dementia later in life: nationwide cohort study

Pre-eclampsia is defined as new onset hypertension accompanied by signs of organ dysfunction in the setting of pregnancy. Unfortunately, the risks associated with pre-eclampsia...

Quick Take: β-Blocker use in pregnancy and the risk of congenital malformations: an international...

Beta-blocker medications are commonly used in managing high blood pressure in pregnancy. With an increased prevalence of obesity and related comorbidities in women of...

Quick Take: Use of radiography in patients diagnosed as having acute bronchiolitis in US...

Bronchiolitis occurs with the viral infection of the lower respiratory tract, carrying with it a significant health burden among young children. According to the...

Presence of antiphospholipid antibodies found to be an important independent risk factor for myocardial...

1. A positive association was found between the antiphospholipid antibody immunoglobulin G and first-time myocardial infarctions in study patients. 2. No relationships were observed between...

Pediatric emergency department visits for homelessness increase after shelter policy change

1. Pediatric emergency department (ED) visits related to homelessness increased by more than 4 times after a change in Massachusetts’ shelter policies qualified these...

Algorithm safely rules out pulmonary embolism in pregnant women

1. A diagnostic model based on D-dimer measurement, lower limb compression ultrasonography (CUS) and computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) accurately ruled out pulmonary embolism...

Intensive blood pressure lowering favored to not induce kidney disease, contrary to prior research

1. Patients managed with intensive blood pressure reduction were found to have significantly greater decreases in kidney damage biomarkers compared to standard blood pressure...

Adolescents, girls more vulnerable to persistent postconcussion symptoms

1. Postconcussion syndromes persisted at 12 months after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in 39% of children. 2. Adolescence, female sex, lower income, preinjury mood...

Gene therapy targets Duchenne muscular dystrophy in new trial [PreClinical]

1. Mutations in the gene encoding dystrophin, a large scaffolding protein that supports muscle cell structure, result in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). 2. A gene...

No benefit of myo-inositol on type 1 retinopathy of prematurity in preterm Infants

1. In this randomized controlled trial, both mortality and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) type 1 occurred more often in preterm infants treated with myo-inositol...

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