The FDA has approved a new indication for Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum; Auxilium) for the treatment of Peyronie's disease, a curvature deformity of the penis due to the presence of a plaque.
Baseline serum magnesium levels do not independently predict post-discharge outcomes in patients hospitalized for heart failure.
In men, leptin is associated with Barrett's esophagus, especially in those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
A diabetes-related genetic risk score is associated with a history of gestational diabetes, but it does not predict progression to type 2 diabetes in women with or without prior gestational diabetes.
For extremely obese women, predictors of cesarean delivery (CD) include body mass index (BMI), as well as maternal age, parity, and cervical dilation at the time of admission.
A combination of factors, including public health programs and clinical interventions designed to reduce cardiovascular risks, has contributed to the decline in stroke mortality in the United States.
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) seems to be a marker of ill health and not a causal factor.
Sustained elimination of measles, rubella, and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) has continued through 2011 in the United States, with most of the few cases seen linked to importation.
Eye care utilization is low among primarily low-income, African-American patients with diabetes seen at a county hospital clinic, particularly among younger patients.
Concerns surround implementation of the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).