Protein biomarker predicts development of heart failure

mdCurrent Conference Report: American College of Cardiology’s 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo A blood test for a unique carbohydrate-binding protein called galectin-3 is a reliable predictor of incident heart failure and also the response to heart failure treatment. In a study presented at the 61st annual scientific session of… 

Read more »
Posted in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment

Statin therapy has modest effect in preventing pneumonia

Statin therapy may modestly reduce the risk of pneumonia in healthy adults, researchers have found in a subanalysis of the JUPITER study. Key Point: This study offers support for the continued research of statin therapy in the prevention of infection, including lung infection. The use of statins, the first-line therapy… 

Read more »
Posted in Cardiovascular Disease, Infectious Disease, Pharmacology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment

Retinopathy may be risk factor for cerebrovascular disease

In women aged 65 years and older, retinopathy is a marker for cerebrovascular disease that manifests as deficits in global cognition, a recent study found. Key Point: Retinopathy as a marker of small vessel disease is a risk factor for cerebrovascular disease in women aged 65 years and older. Proactive… 

Read more »
Posted in Neurology, Neurology Featured 2, Ophthalmology | Tagged , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment

Oral medication regimen for pulmonary embolism effective at preventing venous thromboembolism, causes fewer major bleeds

mdCurrent Conference Report: American College of Cardiology’s 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo A new study looking at an all-oral medication regimen for treating pulmonary embolism (PE) finds it as effective as starting with injectable enoxaparin and then switching to warfarin. The one-agent regimen would permit most of the treatment… 

Read more »
Posted in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Pharmacology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment

Drugs that raise HDL confer no extra clinical benefit when added to a statin

coronary artery disease

mdCurrent Conference Report: American College of Cardiology’s 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo Adding a therapy that boosts the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in a patient already taking a statin is unlikely to produce a substantial clinical benefit, according to the results of a meta-regression analysis. Key Point:… 

Read more »
Posted in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Non-Communicable Disease, Pharmacology, Primary Care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment

New colorectal cancer screening guidance based on review of multiple guidelines

A comprehensive review of several medical groups’ guidelines for colorectal screening has resulted in a new guidance statement that includes a number of useful recommendations. Key Point: The ACP’s critical review of multiple guidelines offers guidance regarding colorectal cancer screening. In searching the National Guidelines Clearinghouse developed in the United… 

Read more »
Posted in Gastroenterology, Non-Communicable Disease, Primary Care | Tagged , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment

New diabetes pharmacology guidelines focus on individualized approach

According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 50.8 million Indians (7.1% of adults) suffer from diabetes, making India the country with the most diabetics worldwide. The IDF estimates that diabetes kills about 1 million residents of India each year. In a new joint position statement published by the American Diabetes… 

Read more »
Posted in Cardiovascular, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Non-Communicable Disease, Pharmacology, Primary Care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment
  • Follow mdCurrent Health for the latest health news!

    Email Newsletter