When treating any condition, there is always a risk of unwanted side effects. But when it comes to treatments for schizophrenia and the use of antipsychotic medication, research is increasingly showing that treatment may elevate the risk of metabolic syndromes and heart disease.
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Building on previous algorithms, the 2017 edition includes an updated section on lifestyle therapy as well as a discussion of all classes of obesity, antihyperglycemic, lipid-lowering, and hypertensive medications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through December 2016.
The American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) have issued a new scientific statement entitled “Treatment of Hypertension in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease.” This article features an interview with Clive Rosendorff, MD, PhD, DScMed, chair of the writing committee, who discusses what’s new in the guideline, and addresses areas of controversy.
Why is oral psoriasis so rarely diagnosed?
Prior to initiating therapy for vasospastic angina, clinicians should advise patients to modify their risk factors.
Experts advise that new consumer-targeted cancer-screening apps may put patients at risk.
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a long-standing complication of diabetes caused by accumulating injury to the glomerular microvasculature of the kidneys. DN is frequently asymptomatic, particularly in early stages, but can be detected using annual kidney-function and albuminuria tests.
To put the scourge of conventional cigarettes in context, smoking kills 15 times more Americans per year than opioids.
The most recent guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapy for hyperuricemia.
In January, 2016, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology (AAACE/ACE) released their 2016 Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management Algorithm, which serves as an update to the earlier 2013 algorithm.