Chronic Disease

Reports of high-impact chronic disease studies by medical professionals

Primary HPV testing may detect cervical neoplasms earlier and more accurately than cytology

1. In this Canadian, randomized controlled trial, the use of primary HPV testing compared with cytology resulted in a significantly lower likelihood of CIN3+...

Placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators significantly decreases following Department of Justice investigation

1. In this multicenter, longitudinal, serial cross-sectional analysis, there were 457 hospitals across 43 states that reached a monetary settlement with the Department of...

Quality improvement interventions increase adherence to performance measures for stroke in China

1. In this cluster-randomized clinical trial, quality improvement interventions led to slightly greater adherence of evidence-based, performance measures compared to care as usual for...

Regular marijuana use is associated with development of respiratory issues

1. Marijuana use is associated with increased cough and sputum production. 2. Limited data exists to assess the relationship between marijuana use and pulmonary function...

Women who experience hypertensive disorders during pregnancy are at high risk for developing high...

1. Women experiencing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) had higher rates of cardiovascular disease persisting following the pregnancy. 2. Women with HDP were at particular...

Enzalutamide reduces risk of metastatic prostate cancer in at-risk men

1. Prostate cancer patients with a rapidly risking prostate-specific antigen (PSA) despite chemical or physical castration had lower rates of metastasis when treated with...

Dupilumab reduces systemic glucocorticoid use in severe asthmatics

1. Glucocorticoid dependent severe asthmatics treated with dupilumab for 24 weeks used significantly lower doses of glucocorticoids while maintaining asthmatic control compared to placebo...

Reduced incidence of major cardiovascular events for at-risk patients adherent to Mediterranean diet

1. High risk cardiovascular patients adherent to a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts or extra virgin olive oil had a lower incidence of major...

Ambulatory surgery center and office-based setting results in similar outcomes for abortion

1. In this retrospective cohort study, there were no significant differences in abortion-related morbidity when the procedure occurred in an ambulatory surgical center (ASC)...

Fruquintinib increases overall survival in metastatic colorectal carcinoma

1. In this phase 3 randomized controlled trial, fruquintinib increased median overall survival and progression-free survival compared to placebo in patients with colorectal cancer...
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