Family history of diabetes appears to pose an increased risk of colorectal cancer in men, and this association may be partly mediated by altered sex hormones and adiponectin, according to a recent study.
Nearly half of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients on vitamin K antagonist (VKA) with prior time in therapeutic range (TTR) ≥70 percent had TTR <70 percent during the following year, reports a recent study. Additionally, there is limited long-term prognostic value for prior TTR ≥70 percent.
Isolated or combined blood pressure (BP) elevations identified by office or ambulatory measurements are associated with a greater risk of new-onset metabolic syndrome (MetS), suggests a recent study. On the other hand, only white-coat hypertension (WCH) is linked to an increased risk of incident MetS whenever BP phenotypes are identified by office or home measurement.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) appear to be at greater risk of developing hyperuricaemia or gout in the first year after diagnosis of OSA, regardless of body mass index, according to a study.
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with prasugrel contraindications tend to have worse in-hospital and postdischarge prognosis, according to a recent study, which reports that ticagrelor may be an effective alternative.
Patients with chronic kidney disease appear to be at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) compared with the general population, with predictors including poor baseline glycaemic control and family history of diabetes mellitus, a study has found.
Epicardial relative to endocardial left atrial appendage exclusion (LAAE) significantly reduces systolic blood pressure (SBP) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and hypertension both at 3 and 12 months, according to a study.
A significant association exists between fluoroquinolone exposure and aortic aneurysm and dissection (AA/AD), suggests a recent study. Duration of fluoroquinolone use and length of the hazard period modify this risk.
Substituting diets high in carbohydrates with those high in monounsaturated fatty acids in the context of low saturated fatty acids do not appear to yield favourable effects on blood pressure, according to a meta-analysis.
Among obese and overweight adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, women appear to be less likely than men to develop mild cognitive impairment, independent of traditional risk factors, a recent study has shown.