Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is treated principally by bronchodilators and drugs that reduce the frequency and severity of acute exacerbations. We have no agents that have been shown to prolong life other than extended oxygen therapy in those COPD patients who have long-term hypoxemia. Revefenacin is a new long-acting anticholinergic agent. A study recently published in Respiratory Research demonstrates its safety and efficacy.
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Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. The study findings were published in the journal Menopause .
Palliative care at the time of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) can reduce the psychological distress caused by the transplant interventions, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study found that patients who received palliative care while hospitalized for HSCT experienced a "remarkable and sustained improvement" in depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms 6 months following their transplant.
Despite lower rates of traumatic brain injuries in baseball and softball, there is poor compliance overall with helmet use and return-to-play guidelines following a concussion across all levels of play, according to a new systematic review.
The drive to be perfect in body, mind and career among today's college students has significantly increased compared with prior generations, which may be taking a toll on young people's mental health, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
Joint awareness in everyday life is a crucial criterion in measuring patient-reported outcomes (PRO). The purpose of this study was to validate the German version of the "Forgotten Joint Score" (FJS) in patients after surgical treatment of tibial plateau fractures.
In a new study published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology, scientists identified a novel, more sensitive screening test to recognize Pompe disease. The test will allow clinicians to differentiate Pompe disease and autophagic myopathies from other neuromuscular disorders more accurately.
A new study provides insights on the mechanisms that allow an individual's immune system to accept, rather than reject, a donor kidney. The study findings were published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology ( JASN ), point to markers that could be monitored to assess and track the health of organs following transplantation .
New use of long-term inhaled bronchodilators is associated with an early increase in the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
For over a million American individuals with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are literally a matter of life and death. And while there is no cure, a Cornell University-led research team has developed a device that could revolutionize the management of the disease.
According to a study published in the journal Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, palliative radiotherapy is slightly less effective but much less toxic than palliative chemoradiotherapy for dysphagia in patients with advanced esophageal cancer.