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Month: January 2013

Statin Non-Adherence & Treatment Intensification

A review of more than 125,000 patients on stable statin therapy suggests that nearly half (44%) of those who had their treatment intensified were non-adherent to their treatment. When compared with adherent patients, those who...

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Migraine Prevalence, Celiac Disease, & IBD

When compared with healthy controls, patients with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity (GS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) appear to have a higher prevalence of migraine. Investigators from New York noted that migraine was...

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Cardiovascular Mortality in OSA Among the Elderly

Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that is not treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) appears to be associated with cardiovascular death in the elderly, according to Spanish research. When compared with a...

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Health Insurance Coverage & Diabetes Status

About 2 million adults under age 65 with diabetes had no health insurance in 2009, according to a national survey. When compared with people without diabetes, those with the disease were more likely to have Medicare, or two...

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Patient Satisfaction Surveys Are Bogus

Patient satisfaction surveys are flawed in many ways. Here are just a few: 1. Sampling is a huge problem. A description of why sampling is an issue can be found here. It’s a bit complex. To summarize, the validity of a survey is...

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