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According to a recent study, for patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who are older and have had disease duration of 2 to 5 years and worse physical function, this can negatively affect the person’s ability to keep a job [Rheumatology. 2014; DOI:10.1093/rheumatology/keu264].
However, the researchers found that employer awareness and helpfulness can have a positive influence on keeping the individual with PsA employed.
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According to a recent study, in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who have high-risk adenoma polyps removed after screening via colonoscopy, colonoscopic surveillance reduces CRC incidence and mortality [N Engl J Med. 2014; DOI:10.1056/NEJMoa1315870]. However, there is no reduction in patients who have low-risk adenoma polyps removed.
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San Francisco—In November 2013, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released new guidelines for treatment with lipids and recommended the use of statins for millions of more adults, including most patients with type 2 diabetes. This was the first update since the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) released its most recent Adult Treatment Panel guidelines in 2001, which were modified in 2004.
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- Improving Men’s Health, Quality of Life, and Cost Outcomes: Evolving Treatment Strategies for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Building Better COPD Management Programs: Incorporating HEDIS Measures and Clinical Data
- Assessing the Cost/Benefit of Oral MS Therapies on Patient Health and Resource Utilization
- Incorporating HEDIS Measures and Newer Therapies to Improve COPD Treatment Adherence and Outcomes
- Translating Guidelines and Evidence on Newer Anticoagulants to Improved Clinical and Cost Outcomes in AF-Related Stroke
- Opportunities to Reduce the Clinical and Economic Burden of Hyponatremia: Clinical and Pharmacoeconomic Guidance for Managed Care