For patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, intensive blood pressure reduction has similar outcomes compared with standard treatment.
Aspirin significantly reduces the risk of a recurrent stroke 6 weeks after a transient ischemic attack or minor stroke.
Patients with psoriasis are more likely to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm, with the likelihood increasing with more severe psoriasis.
The most severe cases of psoriasis can increase vascular inflammation levels by as much as 41%.
Clinicians should clearly explain the risks and benefits to patients beginning statin therapy.
A patient's gender does not affect the efficacy of statin therapy for major vascular events.
Women with both diabetes and elevated estradiol levels were 14 times more likely to develop new-onset dementia.
Macitentan is the first oral pulmonary arterial hypertension drug approved with an indication to delay disease progression and reduce hospitalizations.
Successful DVT prophylaxis with pharmacologic agents and adjunctive treatment modalities depends on both consistency and accuracy.
The FDA warns that drospirenone-containing combination oral contraceptives may increase the risk for blood clots as much as three-fold compared with other oral contraceptives.
High trans fat intake increased ischemic stroke risk among a large cohort of postmenopausal women, but taking aspirin appears to lessen the risk.
American Regent has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of Phenylephrine HCl Injection, USP, 1% (10mg/mL), 5mL vials.
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet is associated with lower burden of white matter hyperintensity volume, a marker of small-vessel brain damage.
Severe anemia a strong predictor of death after stroke, but even slight anemia increases the risk, data presented at the American Heart Association's 2012 International Stroke Conference indicates.
Patients with atrial fibrillation treated with rivaroxaban had a lower risk for intracranial hemorrhage than those treated with warfarin.
Patients with both diabetes and depression had a two-fold risk for developing dementia compared with patients who only had diabetes.
A nurse practitioner offers an easy tip to help increase patient adherence to antihypertensive medication by enabling them to visualize their condition.
Which serologic measure of inflammation is the most cost-effective and reliable when monitoring inflammatory disease?
Since 50% of patients admitted to the ED with deep vein thrombosis, should it be common practice to do a chest CT prior to discharge?
An elderly man complains of feeling cold all the time, even though the weather is warm.
People age 65 years and older have a one-in-five chance of developing either symptomatic or asymptomatic peripheral artery disease. Updated management guidelines suggest lowering the age for ankle-brachial index diagnostic testing from 70 years to 65 years.
After a high-impact fall, a middle-aged firefighter presents with ecchymosis and fixed flexion in the right arm and hand.
If a patient has a nonfunctional arteriovenous (AV) shunt in one arm and a functional shunt used for dialysis in the other, does the avoidance of an IV access in the arm with the nonfunctional shunt still apply?
For patients with cardiovascular disease, current guidelines recommend NSAIDs for pain relief only in patients for whom there are no alternatives and only at the lowest doses and durations necessary.
Suddenly unable to remember the year or the president's name, an otherwise healthy man is admitted for observation.
Did a drug reaction cause bilateral lower-extermity edema in a patient with pityriasis rubra pilaris?
Men who are 6 ft tall or taller and have a BMI >30 are more prone to venous thromboembolism (VTE) than their shorter, lighter counterparts.
Patient reported functional capacity does not accurately reflect exercise determined capacity, data presented during a poster presentation at the American Academy of Physician Assistants' 39th Annual Meeting indicates.
Using a thiazolidinedione drug in combination with a statin may decrease systemic inflammation and reduce the incidence of new-onset diabetes among patients with metabolic syndrome.
A large, ethnically diverse study has linked the regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with erectile dysfunction beyond what would be expected due to age and comorbidity.