The AMIS (Acute Myocardial Infarction in Switzerland) Plus prospective cohort study compared treatment and in-hospital outcomes between men and women with acute coronary syndrome (N = 26,452) admitted to Swiss hospitals between 1997 and 2007. The study reached several important conclusions: women had different baseline characteristics than men at admission, were treated with different drug regimens, and were significantly less likely to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention. After adjusting for these differences, researchers found no significant difference in the rates of in-hospital mortality between men and women, except for women aged 51 to 60 years, who were more likely to die in-hospital.
A Haitian nurse offered advice: "Keep your textbook nearby".
Experts examine conflicting evidence regarding the continuation of disease-modifying therapy in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.
New recommendations from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices reveal that health care providers have the intranasally-administered live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) among their arsenal of available vaccines for the 2018-2019 flu season.
Drug therapy is recognized as an effective way to lower lipids and control hypertension, and for its effect on reducing the incidence of myocardial infarction. However, the impact of personal habits, such as eating, drinking, smoking, and exercise, on the incidence of coronary heart disease without reliance on prescription medications and their potential side effects may be less well established.
Psychiatrist Steven Roy Daviss, MD provides a detailed review of the elements in the National Drug Control Strategy.
In a late-breaking presentation at ASGCT 2022, investigators shared preclinical results of a gene-editing strategy that seeks to reactivate developmentally silenced fetal hemoglobin (HbF, α2γ2) in order to replace defective sickle hemoglobin (HbS, α2βS2).
As clinicians, we are increasingly accustomed to using EMRs in the hospital, as well as practice management and billing systems in the office.
Colorectal cancer patients who had wild-type (normal) KRAS gene status, but mutations in the BRAF, had a poor prognosis in spite of treatment with cetuximab.
How does today’s connected, "always on" world translate to your medical practice?
(1) Inflammatory diseases raise risk of venous thromboembolism; (2) antiphospholipid antibodies play a role in MI; (3) persistent hyperuricemia predicts mortality.
From 2010 to 2017, there was an increase of over 30% in the number of commercially insured children being diagnosed with ADHD.
What happened in the latest episode of HBO's In Treatment, and how does it apply to real-life therapy?
A 61 year old male is seen by you for a 3 day history of progressive burning and tingling in the right mid-back area. He reports this morning his wife reports the development of a rash in the area of his symptoms. Examination reveals several grouped pustulovesicular lesions in a right T10 distribution. He denies ever having chickenpox as a child.
The prevalence of obesity and heart failure has been increasing. A report linking the 2 found an increased risk of heart failure of 5% for men and 7% for women for each increment of 1 in body mass index (BMI).