By Jeannette Wick
Despite these improvements in medical technology, diabetic nephropathy remains unpredictable and life-threatening. Identifying high-risk patients at an early stage could help clinicians take appropriate steps to reduce risk.
Both high levels of physical activity and low levels of leisure time sitting may be necessary to reduce the risk of obesity, according to research published online July 31 in Diabetologia.
Each additional chronic condition among older people diminishes life expectancy, according to a study published in the August issue of Medical Care.
Decision aids are underutilized for advanced care planning and their effectiveness is not well documented, according to a review published online July 29 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Polymyalgia rheumatica is associated with an increased risk of vascular events, according to research published online July 28 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.
There is considerable interindividual variation in the magnitude of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and apolipoprotein B reductions achieved with statin therapy, which affects cardiovascular disease risk, according to a study published in the August 5 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Providers and hospitals are making slow progress toward achieving meaningful use stage 2, according to an article published July 10 in Medical Economics.
Athletes participating in long-distance races more frequently experience serious events related to heat stroke than serious cardiac adverse events, according to a study published in the August 5 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
For menopausal women, hormone therapy does not affect progression of atherosclerosis, according to a study published online July 29 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Medicare support for graduate medical education should be restructured and based on its value and contribution to the nation's health needs, according to a report published July 29 by the Institute of Medicine.