Bariatric surgery may be an option for severely obese patients for whom lifestyle changes are not enough. Internists can set up expectations that may improve postsurgical outcomes.
1 Jan 2016
Patients older than age 75 who have atrial fibrillation benefited from vitamin K antagonist therapy, although their risks for stroke and bleeding were higher than in younger patients, a recent study found.
9 Dec 2014
Little evidence supports nutritional supplements for protection against cardiovascular disease, death
A large review found some evidence of benefit from reduced salt intake and polyunsaturated fatty acid consumption, but most of the studied vitamins, supplements, and dietary strategies did not have evidence support.
9 Jul 2019
Ten medical myths persist despite all the evidence.
1 Jun 2019
Vitamin D supplementation with or without calcium does not reduce falls by a significant amount, according to a new meta-analysis.
29 Apr 2014
At least two million people each year in the United States are infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of these infections.
1 Apr 2017
Higher vitamin D levels appear to be associated with reduced disease activity and a slower rate of disease progression in multiple sclerosis patients treated with interferon beta-1b, according to a study.
28 Jan 2014
Long-term use of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine-2-receptor antagonists (H2RAs) may be associated with vitamin B12 deficiency, according to a new study.
17 Dec 2013
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which accounts for 30% to 40% of chronic liver disease in the U.S. today, is the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome and is associated with sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
1 Jul 2016
A 61-year-old woman undergoes routine evaluation. She reports no recent changes in her medications. She has a history of idiopathic deep venous thrombosis. Her only medication is warfarin, initiated 2 months ago. Following a physical exam and international normalized ratio (INR) measurement of 7.2, what is the most appropriate management?
28 Jul 2020