Today's Health News

ASN: Encephalopathy Up in CKD Patients on Higher-Dose Baclofen

Risk for hospitalization with encephalopathy higher for baclofen starting dose of ≥20 versus <20 mg/day

Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Efforts to Reduce

Estimates show 30 percent or more of imaging exams across United States and Canada unnecessary

More Hospital Days Seen With Antipsychotic Use in Alzheimer Disease

Number of hospital days up by more than 50 percent in AD patients initiating antipsychotic medication

AHA: Cannabis Use Disorder Tied to Arrhythmia Hospitalization

And, marijuana use associated with increased odds of young-onset stroke in individuals aged 18 to 44

MENACTRIMS Guidelines for Multiple Sclerosis Updated

IFN-beta, glatiramer acetate, teriflunomide, dimethyl fumarate can be started in treatment-naive patients

Many Multiple Sclerosis Patients Considering Stem Cell Transplant

However, many are not well-informed regarding stem cell transplants

Insomnia Symptoms Associated With Increased Risk of CVD

Adults with individual symptoms, all three symptoms have increased risk of CVD, IHD, ischemic stroke

Medical Practices Burdened by Regulatory Requirements

Vast majority of survey respondents believe regulatory burden is increasing

Number of Cancer Patients Using Gabapentinoids Up Since 2005

Authors say more long-term studies of risks, efficacy of gabapentinoids needed

Intensive BP Control in Elderly With HTN May Aid Brain Health

Authors say benefit in functional outcomes might be seen with longer follow-up