Internal Medicine Alert – March 30, 2023
March 30, 2023
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Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Linked to Slower Memory Decline
In a population-based, prospective cohort study of 29,000 Chinese adults, researchers found healthy lifestyle was associated with slower memory decline, even in the presence of the apolipoprotein E4 allele.
Self-Treatment of Recurrent Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Using a cell phone-based app, self-treatment of recurrent benign positional paroxysmal vertigo was feasible and effective in most patients.
Does COVID Vaccination Prevent Car Crashes?
In a large study, lack of COVID vaccination was associated with more incidents of car crash injuries.
Long-Term Maintenance Therapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
An extended six-year follow-up of the HOST-EXAM study revealed the consistent benefit of the primary endpoint of fewer major cardiovascular events and less bleeding with clopidogrel vs. low-dose aspirin monotherapy in post-percutaneous coronary intervention patients who were on dual antiplatelet therapy for one year.
Sparsentan Tablets (Filspari)
Sparsentan can be prescribed to alleviate proteinuria in adults with primary immunoglobulin A nephropathy who are at risk of rapid disease progression — generally, a urine protein-to-creatinine ratio 1.5 mg/g or higher.