Home 2018 December

Monthly Archives: December 2018

A nurse-led primary care intervention can increase the number of new diagnoses of liver disease

Nurse-Led Program in Primary Care Can Up Detection of Liver Dz

More incident cases identified in intervention arm with nurse-led primary care-based liver clinics
For nonindigenous people with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Australia

Incidence of End-Stage Kidney Disease Up in Australia

Incidence increased for nonindigenous people with type 2 diabetes; greatest increase for under 50s, over 80s
Catheter ablation is better than drug therapy for the treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure

Catheter Ablation Tops Drug Therapy for A-Fib in Heart Failure

Meta-analysis shows 6.95 percent increase in LVEF with ablation
For average-risk patients

Long-Term Reduction in CRC Risk After Negative Colonoscopy

At 10-year rescreening interval, risks for colorectal cancer and related deaths significantly reduced
Three novel loci have been identified for polycystic ovary syndrome

Three Novel Loci Associated With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome ID’d

Genetic links with obesity, T2DM, lipids suggest shared genetic architecture for PCOS, metabolic traits
The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists has updated its guidance on the management of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia as well as chronic hypertension in pregnant women; the two practice bulletins were published in the January issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia

Second bulletin provides recommendations for management of chronic hypertension in pregnancy
For patients with knee osteoarthritis and at least 12 months of follow-up

Effect Sizes Uncertain for Meds Versus Placebo in Knee OA

Meta-analysis: large uncertainty versus placebo for all medications for pain relief
For adults with type 2 diabetes initiating second-line antidiabetic medications (ADM)

Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk

Cardiovascular risk increased with sulfonylureas and basal insulin versus newer classes of ADM
New clinical practice guidelines for the management of malignant pleural effusions were published in the January issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

New Guidelines Address Care for Malignant Pleural Effusions

Recs call for ultrasounds, advise against therapeutic pleural interventions in asymptomatic patients
Sodium intake is associated with the long-term risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation

High Sodium Intake Associated With New Atrial Fibrillation

Cumulative proportional probability for AF events greatest for those in the highest quartile of salt intake