Search results for "Adherence"
Improving medication adherence
Asking “How do you take your medicine?” instead of “Do you take your medicine?” is one way to learn more about a patient's ideas, philosophy, and understanding.
1 Sep 2022
Medication adherence affecting cardiovascular outcomes even in clinical trials
Two new analyses of recent cardiology trials highlighted the prevalence and potential adverse effects of nonadherence to medications.
16 Aug 2022
Lung cancer screening limited by poor adherence to follow-up
Patients eligible for lung cancer screening according to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria were more likely to undergo screening if they were older, female, or a current smoker. Less than a quarter of them repeated screening in a year.
11 Oct 2022
Managing medication adherence
That most nonadherent patients are willfully rejecting doctors' orders might seem shocking. But physicians have to accept it in order to encourage patients to accept their advice. Digital health tools may offer potential aids in solving matters of adherence.
1 Mar 2017
Disparities exist in adherence to lung cancer screening follow-up, study finds
Campaigns for improvement should target primary care clinicians to increase awareness of the benefits of lung cancer screening, the authors noted.
17 Aug 2021
Adding an antihypertensive to existing regimens associated with greater BP reduction than maximizing dose, with some caveats in adherence
A retrospective study of older veterans with hypertension found that while adding a medication reduced systolic blood pressure by an extra point, patients who received a dose increase instead of a new drug were more likely to maintain the regimen.
5 Oct 2021
Polypill strategy may help improve outcomes, adherence in underserved populations
The researchers said that the observed reductions in systolic blood pressure and LDL cholesterol level were clinically and statistically significant and, if sustained, would lead to an estimated 25% reduction in cardiovascular event incidence.
24 Sep 2019
ACG updates, reaffirms guidelines on evaluation, management of patients with celiac disease
The diagnostic approach to celiac disease in adults using serological and histologic data remains unchanged from the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 2013 clinical guidelines.
17 Jan 2023
ACP issues new osteoporosis guidance
The new clinical guideline from the College updates its 2017 recommendations on pharmacologic treatment of primary osteoporosis or low bone mass to prevent fractures in adults.
3 Jan 2023
MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up visit for asthma
A 54-year-old man with a 5-year history of persistent asthma is evaluated during a follow-up visit. He has had one exacerbation within the last year, which was treated with glucocorticoids. What is the most appropriate management?
1 Nov 2022