Exposure to higher levels of criteria air pollutants carries an increased risk of gestational hypertension but a lower risk of pre-eclampsia, whereas greater exposure to volatile organic compounds poses a heightened risk of pre-eclampsia and has no effect on gestational hypertension, according to a recent study.
Plasma creatinine kinase activity, measure during early pregnancy, influences blood pressure during pregnancy and contributes to severe gestational hypertension diagnosed before 34 weeks of gestation, according to a recent study. There is no association between creatinine kinase and other hypertensive disorders during pregnancy.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) appears to be associated with increased depression, anxiety and perceived stress, with stress potentially mediating the observed relationship with depression and anxiety, according to a study.
Beta-blockers could reduce mortality risk in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and moderate or moderately-severe renal dysfunction without causing harm, according to the BB-META-HF* trial presented at ESC 2019.
Implementation of the collaborative care in a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) clinic has led to improvements in nonbiologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (nb-DMARDs) optimization, adherence to safety recommendations on nb-DMARD monitoring and detection of adverse drug events in RA patients, according to a Singapore study.