A recent retrospective study from Singapore identified several factors associated with a higher risk of mortality following hip fracture, including male sex, older age, and a higher number of comorbidities.
In the primary care setting, adding liraglutide to intensive behavioural therapy (IBT) conferred greater weight loss than IBT alone among individuals with obesity, results from the phase IIIB SCALE* IBT study showed.
Damage to small blood vessels of the eye appears to be a significant marker for an increased risk of stroke in patients with diabetes, suggesting that the microvascular pathology inherent to diabetic retinopathy may have greater cardiovascular implications, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association’s (ASA) International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2020 in Los Angeles, US.
There is a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with psoriasis in Singapore, which is nearly threefold higher than the general population, results of a cross-sectional study have shown.
Use of rosiglitazone for the treatment of type 2 diabetes appears to elevate the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events, particularly heart failure, according to the results of an individual patient level data (IPD) meta-analysis.