Coronary revascularization with bypass surgery proves to be superior to drug eluting stents in the long term in preventing all-cause mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and multivessel coronary disease (MVD), even 8 years after the procedure, the FREEDOM* Follow-On Study reveals.
Patients hospitalized for acute kidney injury (AKI) are at risk of developing a second episode of AKI, a study has found. Risk factors include older age, lower estimated glomerular filtration rate, proteinuria, heart failure and diabetes, among others.
Adding fenofibrate to allopurinol or febuxostat reduces uric acid levels in patients with gout without showing any significant change in renal or hepatic functions, a recent study has shown. This suggests that cotreatment of fenofibrate with xanthine oxidase inhibitors is a reasonable option for treating gout in patients who have high triglyceride levels.
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) at time of diagnosis worsens health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in comparison to the reference population, a Dutch study has found. Tender joints, enthesitis at clinical examination and back pain as indicators of pain affect HRQOL.
Surgery for glioma appears to improve complex attention, memory, learning and language, according to a recent Singapore meta-analysis. On the other hand, the procedure seems to result in a slight decline in executive function.
Patients with mild hypertension who are at low risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) do not appear to derive mortality or CVD benefit from antihypertensive treatments, raising questions on the need for treatment in this population, according to a recent study from England.
A personalized computerized neurofeedback intervention for training attention and memory shows potential in cognitive training for healthy elderly men, who improved in cognitive performance after the training, although no significant improvements were seen in the overall study population.
Higher exposure to ticagrelor following myocardial infarction does not appear to contribute to an increased risk of intracranial haemorrhage, which is associated with age and prior cardiovascular morbidities, according to a study.