January 30, 2023
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Low-Fat vs. Mediterranean Diet for Secondary Prevention
A study of stable coronary heart disease patients comparing the Mediterranean diet to a low-fat diet over a seven-year follow-up showed the Mediterranean diet was superior at preventing major cardiovascular events.
Is It Better to Up-Titrate Medications Faster in Acute Heart Failure Patients?
Early intensive up-titration of guideline-recommended therapy in patients admitted for heart failure reduced 180-day readmission and all-cause mortality rates at the cost of more adverse events (but not serious or fatal ones).
New Therapy for Resistant Hypertension
Aprocitentan demonstrated efficacy for additional therapy beyond standard multidrug treatment in resistant hypertension.
Current and Future Options for Male Contraception
The following is a summary of the existing male contraceptive options and an overview of future ones.
Tocilizumab Injection (Actemra)
The FDA has approved tocilizumab injection to treat COVID-19 among hospitalized adult patients who are receiving systemic corticosteroids and require supplemental oxygen.