A high urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio at baseline is associated with a higher risk of a first coronary heart disease (CHD) event in blacks compared with whites, with no racial differences in the risk of a recurrent CHD event.
The top five concerns of medical practice executives all relate to financial management, with dealing with increasing operating costs reported as the most difficult daily challenge.
Increased urinary phthalates are associated with increased insulin resistance in adolescents; and higher bisphenol A (BPA) levels are associated with obesity and abnormal waist circumference-to-height ratio in children.
Desmopressin orally disintegrating tablets are effective and well-tolerated for nocturia among women and men at doses of 25 and 50 µg per day, respectively.
The expanding scope of pharmacists' practice will potentially improve patient care but has implications for physicians.
Themes and messages relating to the role of patients in informed care decisions, knowledge generation, and value improvement were discussed at the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Workshop Proceedings.
Among American Urological Association (AUA) members, self-reported adherence to the Best Practice Statement on the use of thromboprophylaxis in patients undergoing urological procedures is low.
Health care providers and patients shape the care experience, and strategies to improve care interactions should also help patients ensure that their needs are met.
A new approach is needed for resolving the physician online identity crisis, according to a viewpoint piece published in the Aug. 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Since the introduction of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening there has been a large reduction in advanced-stage cancers but only a modest drop in cancers with a high Gleason score, suggesting that patients with lower-grade disease do not progress to higher grade over time and may benefit from active surveillance.