By Desiree Cox, MBBS, PhD
A large multinational observational study of patients with hepatitis C reveals etiology does not play a major role in HCV survival rates and that early detection and access to treatment have a greater impact.
By Jeannette Wick
Despite the generally positive history of deep brain stimulation, patients often have preconceptions about the procedure, especially its risks.
By Jackie Syrop
New blood pressure treatment guidelines announced in February 2014 by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) may result in nearly 6 million American adults no longer requiring hypertension medications.
By W. Todd Penberthy, PhD
The ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline can be a powerful tool for making multifactorial measures of cardiovascular disease risk assessment, particularly in African American populations, but clinicians should be aware of its limitations.
By Rachel Lutz
The European Medicines Agency has announced it will evaluate all medications containing testosterone for cardiovascular risk.
For young men, but not women, symptoms of depression at age 20 years predict subsequent computer use, according to a study published in the March issue of Preventive Medicine.
Short-term intensive insulin therapy can improve β-cell function in type 2 diabetes mellitus in association with decreased glycemic variability, according to a study published in the April issue of Diabetes Care.
By Jeannette Wick
Researchers believe the less-invasive nature of transcatheter aortic-valve replacement systems allows patients to mobilize and recover in as little as one week, which contributes to the device's greater survival benefit compared to open-heart surgery.
Herbal Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F is effective for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis in disease-modifying antirheumatic drug-naive patients, according to a study published online April 14 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
Concomitant use of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or aspirin in patients with venous thromboembolism receiving anticoagulant therapy is tied to increased risk of bleeding, according to a study published online April 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine.