Tag: prevention

1. Rimegepant significantly reduced the mean number of migraine days per month between the last 4 weeks of treatment and the observation period compared to placebo (-4.3 days vs. -3.5 days). 2. Patients in both groups were equally likely to have an adverse event and most events were mild-moderate in...
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement for the Periodicity Schedule, a document that addresses updated preventative pediatric healthcare recommendations. Statement Rundown: The Periodicity Schedule is revised annually to reflect the consensus of the AAP and Bright Futures workgroup and is designed for the care of...
1. This multinational cohort study showed that leisure time activity was associated with lower cancer risk in 13 adult cancers. 2. Physical activity was associated with a higher risk of malignant melanoma and prostate cancer. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: It is well known that physical activity lowers one’s cardiovascular...
1. Patients at risk for depression showed reduced incidence of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) while using a self-guided web-based therapeutic module compared to those receiving usual care. 2. Patients in the intervention group had improved scores on many depression and anxiety scales compared to the usual care group. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. From a microsimulation decision analysis, aspirin as primary prevention for cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer showed a positive lifetime benefit in patients of both sexes and baseline risk group aged 40 to 60. 2. The risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke was highest in patients aged 70...
1. A computer simulation shows that the use of statins for primary prevention in those older than 75 years of age may reduce coronary heart disease-related morbidity and mortality. 2. The net cost benefit of all primary prevention strategies in the elderly were highly dependent on the assumptions made regarding...
Image: PD Normal Mammogram 1. New technological developments for five different cancers found not to impact mortality trends favorably  2. For cancers observed in this study, mortality trends decreased from 1970-2005 – most likely associated with overall improvements in healthcare  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: With increasing healthcare costs associated with...