March 22, 2017
- One-Fifth of Resistant Hypertension Patients Took No BP Medications
Healthcare providers often assume that patients seeing a specialist about a procedure to improve their hypertension have exhausted all other options. That wasn’t the case, however, in a recent study finding that 20% of these patients weren’t following blood pressure medication regimens at all. Here are the details.
Misoprostol Lowers Cardiovascular Risks in Patients
Use of NSAIDs has been linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular issues, but a new study offers a possible mitigating factor. Researchers point out that veterans who took misoprostol for stomach ulcers while on NSAIDs had lower rates of cardiac events, stroke, and kidney failure. Find out why that might be.
- E-Prescribing Appears to Reduce ADEs for Patients on Diabetes Medications
Use of e-prescribing appears to be linked with lower rates of adverse drug effects in Medicare patients taking diabetes drugs. At what point did e-prescribing make a difference in how likely patients were to suffer hypoglycemia and end up seeking emergency care?
Mental Health Patients Have High Refusal, Drop-Out Rate for Drug Therapy Alone
“Just say no,” apparently also applies to psychotropic drugs prescribed for mental health issues. The catch is that this: Patients are more likely to accept the drugs, and continue to take them, if they are combined with talk therapy. Here are the details.