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Data from routine clinical care shows people with HIV have an increased risk of dementia and that it’s diagnosed at a younger age

The risk of dementia in older age is increased by 58% for people living with HIV compared to their HIV-negative peers, according to US research published in the online edition of AIDS. The average age at dementia diagnosis was much younger for people with HIV: 67 years compared to 78 years for people without HIV.… Read More »

Clinical trial mediterranean diet

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in clinifal maps and institutional affiliations. Information from the National Library of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Mediterranean J Cardiol. No study has yet compared men and women metabolic response to diet MedDiet in clinical controlled metabolic context in… Read More »

EDs should tailor clinical decision support to avoid antibiotic overprescribing, data suggests

A unique set of factors of the emergency department makes standard Clinical Decision Support (CDS) systems not as effective in helping to reduce antibiotic overprescribing in that environment, according to findings from the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health concern, accounting for 2.8… Read More »

Minorities Are Underrepresented in COVID-19 Clinical Trials

While clinical trials are currently underway to find treatment and vaccines for COVID-19, a new article published in The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that these trials lack sufficient representation of Black and indigenous people and people of color despite higher rates of coronavirus infection, COVID-19 hospitalization and death among these individuals, reports the… Read More »

Promising treatment to slow kidney disease doesn’t prove out in clinical trial

Historically, half or more of people with type 1 diabetes develop kidney disease, which frequently progresses to kidney failure requiring hemodialysis or a kidney transplant for survival. The high rate of this diabetic complication has dropped slightly in recent years, with the advent of better ways to control blood glucose (sugar) levels and improved blood… Read More »