American Journal of Medicine, internal medicine, medicine, health, healthy lifestyles, cancer, heart disease, drugs
nurse speaking to a couple

Nurse Practitioners & Physicians as Effective as Physicians in Early Diabetes Care (video)

Who should care for patients in the first five years of a diabetes diagnosis? New research in the American Journal of Medicine reveals that nurse practitioners, physician assistants and doctors are comparable in their management of diabetes during the first five years. You can read “Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and “Physicians Are Comparable in Managing […]

Read more
leafy-green-vegetables-stock

Cardiologists Receive Little Nutrition Education in Med School (video)

Writing in the American Journal of Medicine, Devries et al reported that “a large proportion of cardiovascular specialists have received minimal medical education and training in nutrition, and current trainees continue to experience significant education and training gaps.” In the video, AJM Editor-in-Chief Joseph S. Alpert, MD, suggests that nutrition education might be more important […]

Read more
Joseph S. Alpert, MD

The Fourth Edition of the Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction

Recently, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the European Society of Cardiology, and the World Heart Federation simultaneously published the fourth document in the universal definition of myocardial infarction series.1 The first document proposing a universal definition was published in 2000 in the European Heart Journal and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The […]

Read more
A rattlesnake bite wound hours after the incident. There is swelling of the digit and palm with hemorrhagic bullous formation circumferentially around the finger. Erythema is present in the affected digit. The patient reported pain. Presentations like this may lead to unnecessary use of antibiotics. In this case, no antibiotics were administered and no infection developed.

Prophylactic Antibiotics Are Not Needed Following Rattlesnake Bites (video)

Antibiotics are sometimes administered to victims of rattlesnake bites in the hope of preventing infections. Experts in the field recommend that prophylactic antibiotics not be used because secondary infections are rare. Current recommendations are based on a small number of studies conducted in the United States. We decided to reexamine the issue by taking advantage […]

Read more
doctor shaking hands with female patient

Coaching Patients Saves Lives and Money (video)

The Coaching On Achieving Cardiovascular Health (COACH) Program has been proven to improve biomedical and lifestyle cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term impact of The COACH Program on overall survival, hospital utilization, and costs from the perspective of a private health insurer (payor), in patients with […]

Read more
group-fitness-class-stock

Benefits of Aerobic Training on Arterial Stiffness (video)

Once again, a study confirms the positive impact of exercise on our lives. In this study, patients with metabolic syndrome participated in heart-rate targeted exercise training and experienced multiple health benefits. You can read “Aerobic Training Effect on Arterial Stiffness in Metabolic Syndrome” by Slivovskaja et al in the February 2018 issue of the American […]

Read more
plate with image of scale

Association of Long-Term Diet Quality with Hippocampal Volume: Longitudinal Cohort Study

Diet quality is associated with brain aging outcomes. However, few studies have explored in humans the brain structures potentially affected by long-term diet quality. We examined whether cumulative average of the Alternative Healthy Eating Index 2010 (AHEI-2010) score during adult life (an 11-year exposure period) is associated with hippocampal volume. METHODS Analyses were based on […]

Read more

The Burden of Modifiable Risk Factors in Newly Defined Categories of Blood Pressure

The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline introduced new categories of high blood pressure. The vast majority of individuals in these newly defined categories are recommended for nonpharmacological intervention rather than antihypertensive therapy. This study sought to determine the burden of potentially modifiable risk factors of hypertension among untreated adults in the newly […]

Read more
doctor-cardiogram-stock

Sustained Socioeconomic Inequalities in Hospital Admissions for Cardiovascular Events Among People with Diabetes in England

This study aimed to determine changes in absolute and relative socioeconomic inequalities in hospital admissions for major cardiovascular causes among patients with diabetes in England. Methods We identified all patients with diabetes aged ≥45 years admitted to the hospital in England between 2004-2005 and 2014-2015 for acute myocardial infarction, stroke, percutaneous coronary intervention, or coronary […]

Read more
nurse showing an elderly woman something on a tablet in office

Trends in 30-Day Readmission Rates for Medicare and Non-Medicare Patients in the Era of the Affordable Care Act

Temporal changes in the readmission rates for patient groups and conditions that were not directly under the purview of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) can help assess whether efforts to lower readmissions extended beyond targeted patients and conditions. Methods Using the Nationwide Readmissions Database (2010-2015), we assessed trends in all-cause readmission rates for 1 […]

Read more
UA-42320404-1