WHO Guideline Update Recommends Against 2 COVID-19 Monoclonal Treatments
September 26, 2022

WHO: Evidence is lacking for clinical effectiveness of Xevudy and Regen-Cov against the COVID-19 variants that are currently circulating.

SGLT2 Inhibitors May be "Optimal" Treatment for HFpEF, HFmrEF, a New Meta-analysis Suggests
September 26, 2022

SGLT-2 inhibitors and drugs to treat HFrEF were compared for efficacy in patients with HF with LVEF ≥40%.

ADA, EASD Release Update on Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes
September 23, 2022

The new consensus recommends holistic, person centered care focused on glycemic and weight management, CV risk reduction, and cardiorenal organ protection.

COVID-19 Update: US Vaccinations, Booster Doses, & Global Data as of September 23, 2022
September 23, 2022

Data from the CDC on US vaccination and booster shot rates and from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map on cases and deaths in the US and worldwide.

Adolescents with Severe Obesity Lost Weight and Sustained it After Bariatric Surgery, New Research Finds
September 23, 2022

Adolescents with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery before age 22 lost 31.1% body weight and kept it off over a decade later, showed new study.

T2D Patient Preference Survey Finds Low Side Effect Profile Outranks CVD Protection for Newer OADs
September 23, 2022

New survey findings suggest the need for more in-depth conversations with patients about benefits and harms of newer oral therapies for type 2 diabetes.

FreeStyle Libre 3 CGM Linked with Reduced Hospital Admissions in Patients with T2D
September 22, 2022

Hospital admissions among patients with T2D taking basal insulin only were reduced by 67% one year after beginning treatment with the CGM system.

Migraine with Aura Characterized as Independent Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation
September 22, 2022

Adults with migraine with aura were found at significantly greater risk for AF and those younger than age 55 years were particularly vulnerable, write Mayo Clinic investigators.

Patient Wait Time for a Family Practice Appointment: 15 Major US Cities Surveyed
September 22, 2022

Average patient wait time for a nonemergent appointment with an FP decreased between 2017 and 2020, according to a Merritt Hawkins survey. Is that a good sign?

Hypertension-related CVD Most Common ED Presentation in the US
September 21, 2022

Approximately one-third of CV-related ED visits are for hypertension-related conditions, including 13% for essential hypertension among women.