Monthly Archives: November 2017

Workplace Bullying, Violence Tied to T2D Risk

Related depression and anxiety might contribute to diabetes risk by Jeff Minerd Jeff Minerd, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today November 13, 2017 Action Points Bullying and violence in the workplace were linked with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. The study suggests that research is warranted on bullying and violence prevention policies with workplaces as… Read more »

Heart Attack Fells AHA President During Annual Meeting

The AHA reports that he received a stent and is doing well by Larry Husten, CardioBrief November 13, 2017 ANAHEIM — The president of the American Heart Association, John Warner, MD, 52, had a “mild heart attack” on Monday morning, according to the AHA. Warner received a stent at an undisclosed hospital. The AHA said… Read more »

AHA: 130/80 mm Hg Is New National BP Target

Multisociety guidelines released accounting for SPRINT data by Crystal Phend Crystal Phend, Senior Associate Editor, MedPage Today November 13, 2017 This article is a collaboration between MedPage Today® and: American College of Cardiology ANAHEIM — After years of contention among professional societies over raising blood pressure targets, national guidelines have reduced the goal from 140/90… Read more »

Do Acne Treatments Promote Antibiotic Resistance?

Few studies to confirm risk, but guidelines discourage monotherapy with antimicrobials by John Jesitus, Dermatology Times November 12, 2017 The most striking finding from a recent review of the impact of acne-related antibiotic use on microbial resistance is a lack of high-quality studies upon which to base recommendations. However, authors conclude, the few studies available… Read more »

Ambulatory Patient Safety Hinges on Addressing Clinician Stress

More needs to be done to improve outpatient safety, ACP says by Debra Shute,, HealthLeaders Media November 12, 2017 The American College of Physicians (ACP) has called for healthcare organizations and other stakeholders to address physician burnout and stress, among other measures, as a means to improve patient safety in ambulatory settings. “Burnout and stress… Read more »

Breathing Bad Air May Boost Bone Fracture Risk

Two large studies link air pollution exposure to osteoporosis by Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer November 11, 2017 Action Points • Poor air quality may be a modifiable risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures, especially among people living in low-income communities. • Note that the studies are just the latest in a growing body of research linking… Read more »

Gout Worsens Its Comorbidities

New study evaluates how disease and its treatments affect other common conditions by Gregory M. Weiss MD, Rheumatology Network November 11, 2017 Gout and the medications used for its treatment worsen the comorbidities as well as patients’ perceptions of their quality of life. Gout leads many patients to report feeling a sense of “body failure”… Read more »

Technology Helps Keep Arthritis Patients on Track

Juvenile and adult patients benefit from digital tools by John Gever, Managing Editor, MedPage Today  November 10, 2017 SAN DIEGO — Two studies presented here at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting showed that online technologies were able to improve self-management in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and rheumatoid arthritis. For JIA, teens… Read more »

Start with OTC Pain Killers to Curb Opioid Abuse? (Tech Times)

ER study has broad implications by MedPage Today Staff November 08, 2017 A combination of nonprescription pain relievers worked as well as opioids for controlling pain in the emergency department, Tech Times reported. Patients who received ibuprofen and acetaminophen rated their pain relief as at least as good as that of patients who received one… Read more »

Lifestyle Changes, Meds May Prevent Diabetes in Those at Risk

But effects decline with time by Kristen Monaco, Staff Writer, MedPage Today November 08, 2017 Action Points • Diabetes may be effectively prevented by lifestyle modification (LSM) and medication interventions in patients at risk for the disease. • Note that the LSM interventions were sustained for several years although their effects declined with time, suggesting that interventions… Read more »