A new study in the American College of Clinical Pharmacology found that patients on a low-salt diet (LSD) and one of three antihypertensive drug regimens saw a greater reduction in blood pressure (BP) compared to those on a non-low-salt diet (NLSD) and antihypertensive medications, although all groups saw significant reduction in BP.
Patients who received a novel high frequency form of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy experienced significantly greater, long-term relief for both chronic back and leg pain, when compared to a traditional low frequency form of SCS therapy.
Patients with greater variations in blood pressure over multiple office visits have a greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality, reports research in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
For nonideal candidates, resection linked to improved outcomes versus some alternatives
Procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes
Combination therapy linked to greater coronary plaque regression in Japanese patients
Differential placebo effects can alter estimates of the relative efficacies of active treatments
Individuals with diabetes had more than double the unadjusted mean direct expenditures over 10 years
Hospital-Acquired Conditions Initiative cut payment in 0.003 percent of discharges
Pediatricians enrolled in study that will track personal, professional experiences of early careers