Two new analyses of recent cardiology trials highlighted the prevalence and potential adverse effects of nonadherence to medications.
16 Aug 2022
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
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
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 cohort study in the United Kingdom found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations were less common in patients with type 2 diabetes and COPD taking glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists or sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors versus sulfonylureas.
8 Nov 2022
A 54-year-old man with a 5-year history of persistent asthma is evaluated during a follow-up visit. He has had one exacerbation within the last year, which was treated with glucocorticoids. What is the most appropriate management?
1 Nov 2022
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
A randomized double-blind trial compared the angiotensin-receptor blocker with placebo in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and found no difference in six-minute walk distance over six months.
11 Oct 2022
Patients in patient-centered medical homes may have better medication adherence than those in other practices, study finds
One year after starting treatment, absolute rates of adherence were 2.2% higher among medical home patients than control patients.
15 Nov 2016