Chronic Disease

Reports of high-impact chronic disease studies by medical professionals

Elevated LDL cholesterol associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction and ASCVD in individuals...

1. In individuals aged 70-100 years, there was a significantly increased risk of myocardial infarction and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease for every 1.0 mmol/L increase...

LDL cholesterol-lowering therapies reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in older patients

 1. In patients aged ≥75 years, LDL cholesterol-lowering therapies reduced the risk for major vascular events, including cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, stroke, and coronary...

Drug-coated balloons are noninferior to drug-eluting stents for treatment of small vessel coronary artery...

1. The rate of clinical events and all-cause mortality was similar in patients with drug-coated balloon therapy compared to those with drug-eluting stent therapy. 2....

Post-acute home health care associated with improved symptoms and function in COVID-19 survivors

1. Patients were significantly less likely to experience symptoms such as pain, dyspnea, and anxiety after utilization of home health care. 2. A substantial reduction...

Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy improves survival in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer

1. First line treatment with pembrolizumab-chemotherapy showed significant improvement in progression-free survival compared to chemotherapy alone in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer and...

Oxygenated hypothermic perfusion reduces post-kidney transplant complications

1. Oxygenated hypothermic machine perfusion (HMPO2) of kidneys donated after circulatory death was associated with fewer severe complications and lower rates of graft failure...

Weekly selinexor, bortezomib, and dexamethasone demonstrates improved survival in treatment-refractory multiple myeloma

1. A once-per-week regime of selinexor, bortezomib and dexamethasone was associated with significantly improved progression-free survival versus current standard of care. 2. Although the once-per-week...

Improved contraception use with progestogen-only pill and rapid access vs emergency contraception

1. Compared to emergency contraception alone, continued use of effective contraception was 20.1% greater among women provided with a 3-month supply of progestogen-only pills...

Consumption of red meat associated with elevated risk of coronary heart disease

1. Consumption of both processed and unprocessed red meat was associated with an elevated risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). 2. Compared to red meat,...

Lower rates of statin use observed for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in LGB...

1. Statin use for primary intervention of cardiovascular disease is around 23% lower in lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals compared to the general population. 2....

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