Tag: medication

1. Healthy lifestyle practices prevent premature death comparably between users and non-users of preventive medications Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) In the USA, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer are the two leading causes of death. Preventive medications have been shown to lower the risk of CVD and some forms of cancer, but...
1. For patients with medication overuse headache, withdrawal and preventive medication was more effective at reducing headache than other strategy alone. Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) Medication overuse headache (MOH) affects more than 60 million people globally and is considerably disabling. Although current guidelines recommend withdrawal of medication and preventive medication usage,...
1. In the nursing home setting, the Multidisciplinary Multistep Medication Review (3MR) was found to be nearly 10% more effective in discontinuing inappropriate prescription use. 2. At follow-up, there was no decline in clinical outcomes compared to baseline, suggesting that the 3MR may be useful for decreasing inappropriate prescription use...
Image: PD 1. Both ß-blockers (-0.92 mmHg, p<0.001) and nitrates (-0.63 mmHg, p=0.011) were associated with a significantly lower intraocular pressure. 2. Statins and aspirin were initially associated with lower intraocular pressure, but were found to be due to concurrent use of ß-blockers. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: In this study,...