Health

Medication adherence up with refill synchronization model

(HealthDay)—An appointment-based model (ABM) which synchronizes medication refills to improve medication adherence is associated with improvement in medication-taking behavior, according to a review published online May ...

Immunology

Ruling out penicillin allergy by testing inpatients saves money

(HealthDay)—Inpatient penicillin allergy testing is effective for ruling out penicillin allergy, and results in increased prescription of penicillin and cephalosporin, according to a review published online March 29 in ...

Cardiology

Surgical glue reinforcement OK for lap sleeve gastrectomy

(HealthDay)—Surgical glue is safe and cost-effective, compared to standard stapling, during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, according to a study published online March 21 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Better health for women involved in clinical trials

Women who participate in obstetric and gynaecology clinical trials experience improved health outcomes compared to those who are not involved in trials, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This ...

Diabetes

Metformin tied to better clinical outcomes in CKD, CHF, CLD

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), congestive heart failure (CHF), or chronic liver disease (CLD) with hepatic impairment, metformin use is associated with improvements in clinical outcomes, according ...

Genetics

Will unanticipated genetic mutations lead to subsequent disease?

A study published Nov. 9 in the journal Science Translational Medicine is the first to show that mutations in certain cancer and cardiovascular genes put individuals at an increased risk for dominantly inherited, actionable ...

Cardiology

Results from the PLATINUM DIVERSITY study presented

A dedicated stent study conducted exclusively in women and minority patients evaluated clinical outcomes within the era of contemporary PCI, comparing these results to a parallel cohort of white male patients. Although there ...

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