Age at first childbirth is associated with the risk of diabetes in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in Diabetes Care.
For male veterans with epilepsy taking antiepileptic drugs, calcium and vitamin D supplementation improve bone mineral density, with added benefits seen with addition of risedronate, according to a study published in the November issue of Epilepsia.
A pre-hospital transfusion of plasma and red blood cells rather than saline after trauma is associated with a lower risk of death in the first six hours after admission as well as improved coagulation status, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's 2013 Scientific Sessions, held from Nov. 16 to 19 in Dallas, TX.
Presentation at the 2013 Southern Hospital Medicine Conference reviewed the clinical application of several key risk indices, including the Revised Cardiac Risk Index and the Vascular Study Group of New England Risk Index.
Recreational physical activity, at moderate and high levels, is associated with a significantly decreased risk of hypertension, according to a meta-analysis published online Sept. 30 in Hypertension.
Update on treatment planning, risk management, and ongoing monitoring for efficacy, safety, and adherence in patients treated with opioids for chronic, noncancer pain.