Positive airway pressure-adherent patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and obstructive sleep apnea had fewer health care visits, including ED and hospital visits, than nonadherent patients, according to a new industry-funded study.
18 Jul 2023
Asking “How do you take your medicine?” instead of “Do you take your medicine?” is one way to learn more about a patient's ideas, philosophy, and understanding.
1 Sep 2022
Two new analyses of recent cardiology trials highlighted the prevalence and potential adverse effects of nonadherence to medications.
16 Aug 2022
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is uncommon but also underdiagnosed: Patients may not seek care for their symptoms, and physicians may not be aware of the condition.
1 Sep 2023
Campaigns for improvement should target primary care clinicians to increase awareness of the benefits of lung cancer screening, the authors noted.
17 Aug 2021
Adding an antihypertensive to existing regimens associated with greater BP reduction than maximizing dose, with some caveats in adherence
A retrospective study of older veterans with hypertension found that while adding a medication reduced systolic blood pressure by an extra point, patients who received a dose increase instead of a new drug were more likely to maintain the regimen.
5 Oct 2021
A trial in Germany found that primary care practices where patients and physicians received information on guideline recommendations and antibiotic resistance and physicians received feedback were less likely to use antibiotics for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs).
7 Nov 2023
Patients eligible for lung cancer screening according to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria were more likely to undergo screening if they were older, female, or a current smoker. Less than a quarter of them repeated screening in a year.
11 Oct 2022
Older adults with mild cognitive impairment randomly assigned to a 24-week home-based program of tai chi that involved cognitively demanding activities had greater improvement on cognition measures than those assigned to standard tai chi or stretching.
31 Oct 2023
The researchers said that the observed reductions in systolic blood pressure and LDL cholesterol level were clinically and statistically significant and, if sustained, would lead to an estimated 25% reduction in cardiovascular event incidence.
24 Sep 2019