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Cognitive impairment common after stroke

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association called for collaboration among primary care physicians, subspecialist doctors, and other health professionals to identify and manage cognitive problems after stroke.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/05/09/4.htm
9 May 2023

Take TIAs as seriously as a stroke

Internal medicine physicians play a critical role in educating patients about the seriousness of transient ischemic attacks and preventing their recurrence.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2023/05/take-tias-as-seriously-as-a-stroke.htm
1 May 2023

Only half of patients with mood problems after stroke receive mental health care

Factors associated with receiving post-stroke mental health care included pre-stroke mental health care, younger age at stroke, and female gender, a retrospective study in Australia found.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/04/04/4.htm
4 Apr 2023

Amiodarone increases bleeding compared with flecainide or sotalol in patients on anticoagulant therapy

A retrospective analysis of Medicare patients who started an anticoagulant and then amiodarone found that they had a 44% increased risk for bleeding-related hospitalization compared to those on other antiarrhythmics and that this risk was higher with rivaroxaban than apixaban.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/05/23/1.htm
23 May 2023

Pinning down Parkinson's disease

The diagnosis requires constant questioning, as one expert at the 2022 International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders explained.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2023/05/pinning-down-parkinsons-disease.htm
1 May 2023

Closing the gap on osteoporosis

A new clinical guideline from ACP focuses on pharmacologic treatment of primary osteoporosis or low bone mass to prevent fractures in adults.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2023/05/closing-the-gap-on-osteoporosis.htm
1 May 2023

Identify ischemic risks in stroke, TIA patients in latest Curbsiders podcast

Chris Favilla, MD, a stroke neurologist at the University of Pennsylvania, walks listeners through the inner workings of the brain.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2019/08/06/6.htm
6 Aug 2019

Stepping up to treat osteoporosis

This month's issue addresses osteoporosis, transient ischemic attacks, and another edition of I.M. Ready columns for early career physicians.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2023/05/stepping-up-to-treat-osteoporosis.htm
1 May 2023

Large review compares benefits, harms of drugs to treat type 2 diabetes

High-certainty evidence indicated that sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists reduce all-cause death, while finerenone probably also reduced mortality based on moderate-certainty evidence.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/04/18/4.htm
18 Apr 2023

Separate industry-funded studies find benefit to bempedoic acid as preventive medication, CRP as biomarker

Bempedoic acid reduced cardiovascular (CV) events among patients unwilling or unable to take statins, a trial found, while a review showed that high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) was a stronger predictor for risk of future CV events and death than cholesterol in patients on statins.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/03/14/4.htm
14 Mar 2023

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