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Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Guest Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require anywhere from 12 hours (Alabama) to 50 hours (a few states) of CME per year.…

Comparing Incentive-Based Smoking Cessation Programs | News Brief

Smoking cessation programs that offer rewards appear to be more commonly accepted than those including refundable deposits, according to a study. Among patients assigned to reward-based programs, 90% accepted the assignment, compared with less than 15% of those assigned to deposit-based programs.…

Gender & AMI Recovery | News Brief

Women appear to have worse health than men after experiencing an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a study. Researchers found that women had significantly lower generic and disease-specific health status scores than men when assessed at baseline and at 1 and 12 months after an AMI.…

Incretin Therapy & Pancreatitis Risk | News Brief

Use of incretin-based drugs does not appear to increase risks for acute pancreatitis, according to researchers in Denmark. The investigators found that users of these therapies, which include dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor users or GLP-1 receptor agonists, had no higher risk of acute pancreatitis than those who used any anti-hyperglycemic drug.…

The High Healthcare Costs of Smoking | News Brief

Researchers in the United States estimate that nearly 9% of annual healthcare spending in 2010 could be attributed to cigarette smoking, amounting to as much as $170 billion. The study team found that more than 60% of the attributable spending was paid by public programs like Medicare and Medicaid.…

Depression & Low Back Pain | News Brief

Patients with symptoms of depression appear to have a higher risk of developing an episode of low back pain in the future, according to findings of a systematic review. The authors noted that risks for low back pain were higher among those with more severe levels of depression.…

How Common is Hypertensive Recidivism? | News Brief

Findings from a large study indicate that hypertensive recidivism appears to occur in nearly 25% of patients with previously well-controlled blood pressure. Patients with diabetes, high normal baseline blood pressure levels, and low adherence to antihypertensive medications had significantly higher rates of hypertension recidivism.…

Predicting Risk in ACS Patients | News Brief

Fasting triglyceride levels appear to help predict long- and short-term cardiovascular risk among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who are treated with statins, according to a study. When compared with ACS patients with the lowest triglyceride levels, those with the highest levels had a hazard ratio of 1.61 for experiencing long-term cardiovascular risks.…

Sickle Cell Disease & Sleep | News Brief

Patients with sickle cell disease who have shorter sleep duration, fragmented sleep, or inefficient sleep appear to have more days of greater pain severity, according to study findings. The authors noted that their results suggest that both the separate and combined effects of sleep duration and fragmentation should be considered in evaluating pain in adults with sickle cell disease.…

CME: Patient Preferences for Non-Insulin Diabetes Drugs

CME: Patient Preferences for Non-Insulin Diabetes Drugs | News Brief

Various factors can influence patient preferences for using non-insulin diabetes medications. Research suggests that important drivers of drug selections include treatment efficacy for glycemic control and weight loss as well as risks of hypoglycemia and other side effects.

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