Internal Medicine Alert – May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021
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Ketogenic Diet Improves Cognition, Daily Function in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients
In a randomized, crossover trial, patients with Alzheimer’s disease on a ketogenic diet for 12 weeks demonstrated improved cognition, daily function, and quality of life.
Intracranial Plaque Rupture and Stroke
An MRI study of cerebral circulation in patients with embolic stroke of undetermined etiology showed evidence of atherosclerotic plaque in most patients.
Exercise Intervention for Improving Metabolic-Associated Fatty Liver Disease
Researchers assessed the histological appearance of liver biopsies from patients with metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) who completed 12 weeks of structured and supported aerobic exercise. Compared to biopsies from a nonexercising control group, the intervention arm demonstrated some reversal of histopathologic changes caused by MAFLD.
Viloxazine Extended-Release Capsules (Qelbree)
Viloxazine should be prescribed to treat ADHD in patients age 6 to 17 years.
What Is the Rhythm? What Is the Culprit Artery?
The ECG in the figure was obtained from a middle-aged man with chest pain. What can one say about the cardiac rhythm? How can one determine the “culprit” artery?