RESEARCH NEWS
Blacks Have Elevated HTN Risk Through Age 55 Years
 

Blacks have considerably increased risk for hypertension than whites through age 55 years, regardless of blood pressure levels through young adulthood, research in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests. The researchers found in black men, black women, white men, and white women, the cumulative incidence of hypertension by age 55 years was 75.5, 75.7, 54.5, and 40.0 percent, respectively. Among blacks and whites, a higher Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet adherence score correlated with lower risk.


Fri, 13 Jul 2018 BREAKING NEWS
11.2% of U.S. Adults Aged ≥45 Report Subjective Mental Decline
 

(HealthDay News) More than 11% of adults aged ≥45 years in the U.S. report subjective cognitive decline, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. “Adults should discuss confusion or memory loss with a health care professional who can assess cognitive decline and address possible treatments and issues related to chronic disease management, medical care, and caregiving,” the authors write.


Fri, 13 Jul 2018 FAMILY PRACTICE
Basal Insulin Analogs Don’t Cut Hypoglycemia-Linked ER Visits
 

Initiation of a basal insulin analog versus human neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin isn't associated with reduction in risk of hypoglycemia-related emergency department (ED) visits or hospital admissions, research in Journal of the American Medical Association suggests. Researchers found there were 39 hypoglycemia-related ED visits or hospital admissions among 1,928 patients who initiated insulin analogs, compared with 354 hypoglycemia-related ED visits or hospital admissions among 23,561 patients who initiated NPH insulin during a mean follow-up of 1.7 years.


Fri, 13 Jul 2018 BREAKING NEWS
Polio-Rhinovirus Promising for Malignant Glioma Patients
 

(HealthDay News) Intratumoral infusion of recombinant nonpathogenic polio-rhinovirus chimera (PVSRIPO) can be delivered safely and is tied to higher survival rates than those of historical controls, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Intratumoral infusion of PVSRIPO in patients with recurrent WHO grade IV malignant glioma confirmed the absence of neurovirulent potential,” the authors write.


Thu, 12 Jul 2018 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY
Advanced Prostate Cancer Variant More Common Than Thought
 

The incidence of treatment-emergent small-cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer (t-SCNC) is 17% among patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), and many t-SCNC biopsy specimens have androgen receptor (AR) amplification and protein expression, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Thu, 12 Jul 2018 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for ABI for PAD Screen in Asymptomatic
 

(HealthDay News) The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that there is currently insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening for peripheral artery disease (PAD) with the ankle branchial index (ABI) in asymptomatic adults. These findings form the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Thu, 12 Jul 2018 CARDIOLOGY