A recent review article summarizes current nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches to hypertriglyceridemia, with particular focus on novel agents.
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It’s surprisingly common, yet both patients and clinicians tend to think there’s little that can be done. That used to be true — but not anymore.
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited genetic disorder characterized by significantly elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, affects an estimated 620,000 Americans and is generally underdiagnosed and undertreated.
What are the most addictive drugs? This question seems simple, but the answer depends on whom you ask.
This month’s case examines what could happen when a clinician diagnoses and prescribes based on complaints being relayed to her, without seeing, or even directly speaking to, the patient.
Increasing biotin levels by supplement or by ingesting more biotin-rich foods may result in important benefits.
Multiple studies show that just about any low-meat or no-meat diet reduces almost all controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
The physician explained everything to his defense attorney, including the fact that the patient was noncompliant with his medications and his medical appointments, and that it seemed pointless to prescribe yet another medication that wouldn’t be taken.
The hunt is on for a vaccine against deadly respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), but a poor understanding of the molecular mechanisms of infection and acquired immunity have slowed vaccine research and development.
It is essential to document warnings, especially significant ones, like this.