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Clinician Perspective: Examining the Link Between Antipsychotics and Diabetes

Clinician Perspective: Examining the Link Between Antipsychotics and Diabetes

Endocrinologist Kevin M. Pantalone, DO, and psychiatrist Christian Kohler, MD, discuss the risk associated with the use of antipsychotic medications in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

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Clinician Perspective: Examining the Link Between Antipsychotics and Diabetes

Clinician Perspective: Examining the Link Between Antipsychotics and Diabetes

Endocrinologist Kevin M. Pantalone, DO, and psychiatrist Christian Kohler, MD, discuss the risk associated with the use of antipsychotic medications in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

How Many Chances Are Too Many? Treating Recurrent Infective Endocarditis in IV Drug Users

How Many Chances Are Too Many? Treating Recurrent Infective Endocarditis in IV Drug Users

How many second chances should a drug user get? As many as it takes for us — physicians, society, government, and the healthcare system — to get it right.

The Unintended Consequences of Cigarette Taxation

The Unintended Consequences of Cigarette Taxation

Although cigarette taxes were supposedly implemented to encourage smokers to quit, they can have a disproportionate effect on people of low-income status.

Breathing New Life Into COPD and Asthma Therapy With Statins

Breathing New Life Into COPD and Asthma Therapy With Statins

Statins have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, which could reduce exacerbations of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

AHA Examines CVD and Breast Cancer Relationship

AHA Examines CVD and Breast Cancer Relationship

The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement examining the relationship between cardiovascular disease and breast cancer.

The Mounting Evidence Against Electronic Cigarette Use

The Mounting Evidence Against Electronic Cigarette Use

Electronic cigarettes were once thought to be a helpful smoking cessation tool, but new evidence suggests they may be as if not more harmful than combustible cigarettes.

Semaglutide May Be Useful for Treating Obesity in People Without Diabetes

Semaglutide May Be Useful for Treating Obesity in People Without Diabetes

In combination with dietary and physical activity counseling, all semaglutide doses from 0.05-0.4 mg daily were tolerated and resulted in dose-related reductions in body weight among people with obesity without diabetes.

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea: An Expert Interview

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea: An Expert Interview

To examine the link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea, The Cardiology Advisor spoke with cardiologist Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA and sleep specialist Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, FAAN.

Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time

Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time

Using digital adherence devices to improve medication adherence in patients with atrial fibrillation may reduce the rate of ischemic strokes.

Beyond a Respiratory Disease: Cardiovascular Complications of Pneumonia

Beyond a Respiratory Disease: Cardiovascular Complications of Pneumonia

Pre-existing cardiovascular disease is the strongest risk factor for cardiovascular complications in patients with pneumonia.

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NSTEMI Risk for ICU Complications Predicted Using ACTION ICU Risk Score

NSTEMI Risk for ICU Complications Predicted Using ACTION ICU Risk Score

When patient risk was predicted using ACTION ICU model, the likelihood of a complication developing that required ICU care increased >10-fold from the lowest to the highest scores.

NSAID Use Mediates CVD Risk in Osteoarthritis

NSAID Use Mediates CVD Risk in Osteoarthritis

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use mediated a substantial amount of cardiovascular disease risk in osteoarthritis.

Plasma Methylglyoxal Levels Associated With CVD, Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes

Plasma Methylglyoxal Levels Associated With CVD, Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators sought to determine whether methylglyoxal levels are associated with cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes.

Many AKI Reports in FAERS Linked to Drugs Not Recognized as Nephrotoxic

Many AKI Reports in FAERS Linked to Drugs Not Recognized as Nephrotoxic

According to the authors, this is the first study to identify medications most commonly reported for a specific adverse reaction using this database.

Safety of DPP-IV Inhibitor, Cardiovascular Events After ACS in Type 2 Diabetes

Safety of DPP-IV Inhibitor, Cardiovascular Events After ACS in Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators examined the time to first event composing of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, or stroke.

Emotional Hyper-Reactivity and Cardiometabolic Risk in Remitted Bipolar Disorder

Emotional Hyper-Reactivity and Cardiometabolic Risk in Remitted Bipolar Disorder

Patients with remitted bipolar disorder and emotional hyper-reactivity also have significantly higher levels of low-grade inflammation, hypertension, and impaired glucose metabolism, indicating a higher risk for cardiometabolic dysfunction.

USPSTF Does Not Recommend Electrocardiography Screening in Low-Risk CVD

USPSTF Does Not Recommend Electrocardiography Screening in Low-Risk CVD

The United States Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography in asymptomatic individuals at low risk for cardiovascular disease events.

Cumulative Ritonavir-Boosted Darunavir Use May Be Associated With Increased CVD Risk

Cumulative Ritonavir-Boosted Darunavir Use May Be Associated With Increased CVD Risk

An increased risk for cardiovascular disease with ritonavir-boosted darunavir regimens for HIV was identified in a prospective multicenter study.

Revised Equation May Improve Accuracy of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Estimates

Revised Equation May Improve Accuracy of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Estimates

Multiple studies have indicated that the 2013 PCEs - published by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines - substantially misestimated CVD risk.

Alcohol Consumption Inversely Linked to Nonfatal Coronary Heart Disease

Alcohol Consumption Inversely Linked to Nonfatal Coronary Heart Disease

Alcohol consumption may be inversely related to nonfatal CHD risk but positively correlated with risks for other stroke subtypes.

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