Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A novel tuberculosis regimen shortens treatment course for patients

Tuberculosis (TB) is a deadly infection that occurs in every part of the world. The standard treatment for TB, a six-month multidrug regimen, has not changed in more than 40 years. Patients can find it difficult to complete ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Renal denervation effective in patients with untreated hypertension

Three months after undergoing renal denervation (RDN)—a procedure that delivers energy to overactive nerves leading to the kidney to decrease their activity—patients with untreated high blood pressure had statistically ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health coaches improve inhaler use in COPD patients

(HealthDay)—Lay health coaches may improve inhaler technique and adherence for low-income patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in the January/February issue of the Annals ...

Cardiology

Smartphone app reminds heart patients to take their pills

Heart patients using a smartphone app reminder are more likely to take their medication than those who receive written instructions, according to a study presented at the 45th Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2019).

Medications

Study finds patient messages help predict medication adherence

Around two-thirds of patients treated for breast cancer will have had hormone-sensitive tumors and, after their initial treatment, will be advised to undergo hormone therapy for five to 10 years to prevent recurrence.

Ophthalmology

EHR-linked reminder system for glaucoma meds perceived useful

(HealthDay)—Patients with glaucoma generally find an electronic health record (EHR)-linked reminder system for glaucoma medications useful, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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