Chronic Disease

Reports of high-impact chronic disease studies by medical professionals

Isolated left axis deviation may not necessitate further work up

1. Of pediatrics patients with left axis deviation (LAD) found incidentally on electrocardiogram (ECG), only 15% of patients had heart disease (HD) on further...

Patients with sleep apnea achieve similar outcomes when receiving care from a sleep specialist...

1. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients have similar outcomes regardless of sleep specialist or non-specialist care. 2. Systematic review data for access to care and...

Living kidney donation associated with some increased health risks

1. Living kidney donation was associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, lower estimated glomerular filtration rates, and increased relative risk of preeclampsia and end-stage...

Affordable Care Act linked to decreased out-of-pocket spending for healthcare

1. In this analysis of healthcare spending survey data from a nationally represented sample, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated...

Shorter duration of glecaprevir-pibrentasvir effective against hepatitis C virus: The ENDURANCE trials

1. Both 8 and 12-week regimens of glecaprevir-pibrentasvir were highly efficacious in producing sustained virologic response in patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV)...

Solanezumab does not change cognitive decline in mild Alzheimer’s disease

1. In patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease solanezumab, an antibody designed to facilitate clearance of amyloid-beta plaques, did not significantly reduce cognitive decline over...

Physician visual assessment of coronary stenosis severity overestimates quantitative coronary angiography

1. On average, in this cross-sectional study, physician visual assessment overestimated coronary stenosis severity as compared to quantitative coronary angiography. 2. There was wide variation...

Insufficient evidence to determine if marijuana use can affect cardiovascular risk

1. Evidence for effect of marijuana use on cardiovascular risk is insufficient. 2. A few studies suggests potential metabolic benefits from marijuana use, but require...

First trimester exposure to antithyroid drugs associated with increased risk of birth defects

1. First trimester exposure to anytithyroid drugs (ATDs) was associated with a greater risk of congenital malformations, especially for pregnant women who were given...

Shorter overall survival among patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance

1. Patients diagnosed with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and followed for multiple decades showed shorter overall survival rates compared to matched controls. 2....
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