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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Prompted by almost-epidemic rates of diabetes in the United States and globally, the American Diabetes Association recently convened a consensus panel to examine diabetic kidney disease, one of the most frequent complications associated with diabetes.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Type 2 diabetes occurs at roughly the same prevalence in men and women. Despite the similar prevalence in the sexes, women who develop diabetes feel the effect of its complications disproportionately.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By Andrew Smith
Analysis of a dozen phase III trials indicates that patients with atrial fibrillation face significantly less risk of major, fatal, and intracranial bleeding if they take target-specific oral anticoagulants rather than vitamin K antagonists.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Calculation and interpretation of the anion gap is extremely useful in the evaluation and treatment of the patient with metabolic acidosis. In this installment, we look at case examples involving patients with multiple sclerosis and urosepsis; COPD, diabetes, and renal failure; and type 1 diabetes.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Twice-yearly visits to the doctor can help keep hypertension under control better than only seeing the doctor once a year, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in Circulation.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The presence of myocardial infarction without substantial coronary artery disease is not familial, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, held from Oct. 18 to 22 in San Diego.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
A state law that requires plaintiffs to release relevant protected health information before proceeding with allegations of medical liability has been upheld by a federal appeals court, according to the American Medical Association.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
High-intensity statin therapy can alter the progressive nature of diabetic atherosclerosis, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in Diabetes Care.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every 8 minutes in the United States, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in Pediatrics.
Monday, October 20, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Study results show that patients suffering from active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at risk for poor prognoses following an initial myocardial infarction.
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