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Diabetic patients in a decompensated state and who develop type 2 myocardial infarction (MI) have an increased risk for mortality and major adverse cardiac events (MACE), according to a new study. In addition, these patients are potentially at risk for undiagnosed coronary artery disease.
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Chocolate consumption is not associated with risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke or both combined in postmenopausal women free of pre-existing major chronic disease, a study suggests.
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Although many patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) use antihistamines, no high-level evidence exists to prove that nonsedating antihistamines reduce itch in patients with AD or provide benefit in controlling AD symptoms, except perhaps sleep and AD comorbidities such as allergic rhinitis, according to a study.

Product Highlight – Esbriet

12 Apr 2017
ESBRIET – Pirfenidone 267 mg hard cap – Roche
  • 48% relative risk reduction in mortality at 1 year with Esbriet vs placebo.(1-3)
  • Extend life expectancy by 3 years in a lifetime disease model compared to best supportive care.(4)
  • The only approved IPF treatment without a special warning or precaution in patients at higher CV risk or with known risk for bleeding.(1)
References:
  1. Esbriet Pack insert for Malaysia (MyEsbriet1016_CDS7.0).
  2. Integrated Summary of Efficacy 2014. Data on file.
  3. King Te et al. N Engl J Med 2014; 370: 2083-2092.
  4. Nathan et al. Thorax 2016; (5): 429-35.
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Most Read Articles
3 days ago
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appear to increase the risk of major bleeding, stroke or systemic embolism, and hospitalization among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), suggest the results of the RE-LY* trial. Moreover, there is no difference in the safety and efficacy of dabigatran etexilate (DE) 150 and 110 mg twice daily relative to warfarin.
Stephen Padilla, 6 days ago
Diabetic patients in a decompensated state and who develop type 2 myocardial infarction (MI) have an increased risk for mortality and major adverse cardiac events (MACE), according to a new study. In addition, these patients are potentially at risk for undiagnosed coronary artery disease.
14 Jul 2018
Chocolate consumption is not associated with risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke or both combined in postmenopausal women free of pre-existing major chronic disease, a study suggests.
Yesterday
Although many patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) use antihistamines, no high-level evidence exists to prove that nonsedating antihistamines reduce itch in patients with AD or provide benefit in controlling AD symptoms, except perhaps sleep and AD comorbidities such as allergic rhinitis, according to a study.