More patients initiating or escalating anti-hypertensive treatment achieved their blood pressure (BP) goals when taking a once-daily pill containing low doses of three antihypertensive medications (telmisartan, amlodipine, and chlorthalidone) compared with those on usual care, according to the TRIUMPH* study conducted in Sri Lanka.
The use of fingolimod was associated with a lower rate of relapse and less accumulation of lesions on MRI compared with interferon beta-1a in paediatric patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), the phase III PARADIGMS study has shown.
Blood pressure lowering medications and statins do not prevent cognitive and functional decline in elderly patients, according to results of the HOPE-3 trial* presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA 2016) held recently in New Orleans, Louisiana, US.
Roshini Claire Anthony spoke with Adjunct Associate Professor Gamaliel Tan, head and senior orthopaedic consultant at Ng Teng Fong Hospital in Singapore, on how GPs can help diagnose and treat lower back pain.
Changes in cardiometabolic factors such as body mass index (BMI), glucose levels, and blood pressure (BP) may signify dementia risk up to 14 years pre-diagnosis, with management of these risk factors potentially preventing dementia, according to a French population-based study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2018).