Educational programs for patients with uncontrolled diabetes showed some success but overall had mixed results in three recent trials.
18 Oct 2011
COVID-19 pill study; new vaccine recommendation plus data on waning efficacy, low risk of postvaccine myocarditis; updates on experimental treatments
A peer-reviewed study showed molnupiravir reduced hospitalizations and deaths in high-risk patients, the CDC favored mRNA vaccines over J&J's, experts explained potential issues with waning efficacy data, and a study quantified the low risk of myocarditis after vaccination.
21 Dec 2021
Intensive hypertension treatment slightly reduced the risk of stroke in type 2 diabetics, but had no effect on mortality or myocardial infarction, a new review found.
14 Aug 2012
Cardiovascular events similar, adverse effects worse with chlorthalidone compared to hydrochlorothiazide
Chlorthalidone was associated with a significantly higher risk of hypokalemia, hyponatremia, acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, and abnormal weight gain.
25 Feb 2020
A 75-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus is evaluated in the emergency department for a draining chronic ulcer on the left foot, erythema, and fever. This week's MKSAP Quiz asks readers to determine appropriate management.
21 Jun 2011
Daily aspirin associated with reduced cancer deaths
14 Dec 2010
Efforts to improve peripheral artery disease (PAD) treatment in Hispanic/Latino populations are needed, including improved access to health care and more guideline-adherent treatment, according to the authors of a recent study.
11 Aug 2020
Recent studies focused on patients' status after hospitalization for COVID-19, one finding that outcomes with home oxygen were good, but others noting that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), readmissions, and new diagnoses of medical conditions were common.
6 Apr 2021
In a large, propensity-matched study, adult patients with type 2 diabetes who were newly prescribed a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor had a lower rate of incident gout than those newly prescribed a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist.
14 Jan 2020
A modeling study analyzed the long-term effects and costs of total knee replacement for patients who were ages 50 years or older and had end-stage knee osteoarthritis and a body mass index of 40 kg/m2 or greater.
23 Mar 2021