Science and Technology Journal Articles

 
 

  • Prolonged and Pronounced LDL Cholesterol Lowering A recent study confirms the notion that longer-term PCSK9 inhibitor use is safe and effective and is associated with better cardiovascular outcomes.
  • Rescue Treatment of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting An estimated 30% of surgical patients suffer from postoperative nausea and vomiting, even with prophylactic antiemetics. This review examines current best options for PONV rescue treatment.
  • A Novel Technique to Identify Intimate Partner Violence A newly developed algorithm may help detect cases of intimate partner violence in an ED setting.
  • Placebo's Invisible Brother: The Nocebo Effect The placebo effect is well-researched, but what do we really know about the nocebo effect? This scoping review aimed to identify existing studies and gaps in current knowledge.
  • Self-Collected Saliva Samples for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 This study assessed the utility and diagnostic accuracy of a self-collected saliva sample type in detection of SARS-CoV-2. How did it compare to use of the standard nasopharyngeal swab?
  • Patient-reported Outcomes in Real-world Patients With HCV This study aimed to describe the real-world patient-reported outcomes of patients with HCV as compared with those reported by HCV patients who were enrolled in clinical trials. How do they differ?
  • Digital Health Applications in Oncology Advances in digital technologies have provided significant benefits in the delivery of health care. How might these innovative tools apply to the field of oncology?
  • Nelonemdaz in AIS With Endovascular Reperfusion This phase II trial of nelonemdaz, a novel multitarget neuroprotectant, showed promise in patients with acute ischemic stroke receiving endovascular reperfusion therapy.
  • Apixaban Use in Obese Patients This review summarizes available data on the benefits and risks of apixaban in obese patients. Is dose adjustment necessary in these patients?
  • Adjuvant Ibandronate in Postmenopausal ER+ Breast Cancer Data from the TEAM-IIB trial provides insight into the effects of ibandronate treatment combined with endocrine therapy among this subgroup of breast cancer patients.
  • Oncology Drug Prescribing: The Influences of Greed and Fear To what extent are oncology drug prescribing decisions influenced by the pharmaceutical industry? This editorial explores the issue.
  • Rest-activity Rhythms and Cognition, Dementia in Older Women Might accelerometry-based rest-activity measures be useful as predictive markers of future cognitive decline and cognitive impairment in older women?
  • It's Time to Embed HrQoL Across the HIV Care Cascade The time has come to evolve the HIV care cascade to ensure good health-related quality of life for people living with HIV. This article proposes next steps to achieve this goal.
  • New Onset/Exacerbations of Psoriasis After COVID-19 Vaccines Might COVID-19 vaccination be a triggering factor for psoriasis? This paper reveals that both new-onset psoriasis and psoriasis flares have been reported following COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Dysmenorrhea Across the Lifespan: A Biopsychosocial Perspective Dysmenorrhea has largely been dismissed and undertreated. This review focuses on biopsychosocial factors associated with dysmenorrhea and its relationship to comorbid pain conditions.
  • Antithrombotic Treatment After Stenting for ACS With AF A new paper debates the pros and cons of the default 1 week duration of triple antithrombotic therapy after stenting for acute coronary syndrome with atrial fibrillation.
  • Cumulative Blood Pressure Measurement for CVD Prediction Does cumulative systolic blood pressure load, calculated from serial blood pressure measurements, provide better prediction of major cardiovascular events?
  • N-acetyl-GED-0507-34-LEVO Gel in Moderate-to Severe Facial Acne This study demonstrates the the effectiveness and safety of a novel topical therapeutic agent for acne vulgaris which targets the nuclear receptor, PPARy, involved in sebum production.
  • Over-the-counter Hearing Aids: Necessary Next Steps While the release of OTC hearing aids may make them more affordable and accessible, this editorial underscores the crucial need for legislation which provides for accompanying professional services.
  • Levothyroxine and Hemoglobin in Subclinical Hypothyroidism A new study finds levothyroxine treatment does not affect hemoglobin levels among older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism.