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Anxiety and depression can limit engagement with healthcare or treatment leading to later diagnosis, poor treatment adherence, and poor disease control with associated negative sequelae.
An analysis of patient data from the REGARDS cohort suggests the increase in relative risk observed with traditional risk factors, such as hypertension and diabetes, on risk of stroke decreases as patients age, but investigators point out this does not diminish the importance of addressing these risk factors.
In what investigators are calling the largest study of its kind ever conducted in the US, results of the 2-year study, which included more than 300 transgender or nonbinary youth, underline the positive benefits seen with receipt of gender-affirming hormone therapy among this patient population.
Improved patient-reported outcomes were observed in patients who used mind-body interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and yoga, and were effective for managing IBS and fibromyalgia.
A posthoc analysis of the VITAL study suggests the potential benefit of vitamin D supplementation could depend on a person's body mass index, with results indicating a decreased response to therapy as BMI category increased.
Comparing MTO scanning against adrenal vein sampling, investigators in the UK found the noninvasive diagnostic option could improve the identification of primary aldosteronism and candidates for adrenalectomy.
Understanding the risk factors, such as a gout diagnosis and long-term glucocorticoid use, can help inform patients and clinicians regarding the continued management of patients with rheumatic disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With public health efforts and therapeutic advancements the prognosis for this rare condition has progressed, but longer life expectancy has highlighted a multitude of areas that need attention in this population.