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Combo Treatment Could Delay Kidney Failure for Years in Nondiabetic CKD

13 days ago   |   By MedPageToday

Combining the powers of SGLT2 and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor therapy could substantially reduce the risk of kidney failure or death for patients with albuminuric, nondiabetic chronic kidney disease...
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Benzodiazepines linked to increased risk for drug overdose among young people

Benzodiazepines linked to increased risk for drug overdose among young people

14 days ago   |   By Healio

Benzodiazepines, compared with alternative pharmacologic treatments for common sleep disorders, were linked to an increased risk for drug overdoses among young people, researchers reported in JAMA Network Open.
Benzodiazepines are prescribed for the treatment of adolescent sleep disorders. However, overdoses occur, often in combination with opioids, Greta A. Bushnell, PhD, of the center for pharmacoepidemiology and treatment sciences at Rutgers Institute for Health in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and colleagues wrote.
Bushnell and colleagues sought to evaluate whether benzodiazepine...
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Aspirin does not reduce fracture risk, may increase serious fall risk

Aspirin does not reduce fracture risk, may increase serious fall risk

14 days ago   |   By Healio

For healthy older patients, an aspirin a day does not reduce fracture risk and might increase the risk for serious falls, according to researchers.
“Falls and fractures are frequent and deleterious to the health of older people,” Anna L. Barker, PhD, of the school of public health and preventive medicine at Monash University in Australia, and colleagues wrote in their article, published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Aspirin has previously been said to help protect bone fragility and slow bone loss, they wrote. So, the researchers conducted a substudy of the ASPREE randomized clinical
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Asthma exacerbation risk persists despite maintenance adherence, disease...

Asthma exacerbation risk persists despite maintenance adherence, disease severity

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Patients with asthma faced high risks for exacerbations despite their maintenance medication or disease severity, reported researchers at the American College... Read more ...

PCV13 Tied to Fewer Pneumonia Hospitalizations in Older Adults

PCV13 Tied to Fewer Pneumonia Hospitalizations in Older Adults

The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine may have averted 35,000 hospitalized pneumonia cases among Medicare Part A/B recipients in recent years, a cohort study... Read more ...

Video: Communication, personal connections crucial to post-pandemic practices

Video: Communication, personal connections crucial to post-pandemic practices

In this video, Pamela Wall, PhD, PMHNP, FAANP, clinical associate professor at the University of New Hampshire Department of Nursing, discussed the importance of maintaining... Read more ...

Physical activity ‘particularly important' to reduce CVD risk among AYA...

Physical activity ‘particularly important' to reduce CVD risk among AYA cancer survivors

Certain sociodemographic and modifiable risk factors appeared associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors... Read more ...

Race may affect breast cancer outcomes among women with similar genetic...

Race may affect breast cancer outcomes among women with similar genetic recurrence scores

SAN ANTONIO - Outcomes among women with breast cancer who have similar 21-gene recurrence scores may vary by race, according to study results presented at San Antonio Breast... Read more ...

Alzheimer's Network for Treatment and Diagnostics created to collect...

Alzheimer's Network for Treatment and Diagnostics created to collect real-world data

The Alzheimer's Association is among a group of professional societies and research institutions that have launched the Alzheimer's Network for Treatment and Diagnostics to... Read more ...

Drug Overdose Deaths in Pregnancy Rose 81% in Recent Years

Drug Overdose Deaths in Pregnancy Rose 81% in Recent Years

Drug overdose deaths in pregnancy or the postpartum period increased sharply in the U.S. in recent years, with the rise most pronounced at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in... Read more ...

A Mom And Dad Have Weekly Meetings To Strategize How To Parent Their Teen

A Mom And Dad Have Weekly Meetings To Strategize How To Parent Their Teen

Navigating the wild world of raising a teenager is no joke. Parents are met with young adults who have opinions, voices, and a lot more power than they once had when they were... Read more ...

Narrower Impella Indication; Better TAVR in 90-Year-Olds; Statin Prescribing...

Narrower Impella Indication; Better TAVR in 90-Year-Olds; Statin Prescribing Nudge

Vaccination against the flu showed mixed results for cardiovascular prevention in a large international trial. Dietary supplements with the strongest evidence for... Read more ...

Sentinel lymph node biopsy may help guide treatment decisions in stage II...

Sentinel lymph node biopsy may help guide treatment decisions in stage II melanoma

Sentinel lymph node biopsy was effective as a prognostic and staging tool in stage IIB/C melanoma, according to a study. “Pembrolizumab , an antibody against programmed cell... Read more ...