Study findings reveal the significant burden of disease among patients with antineutrophil-cytoplasm antibody associated vasculitis, with many individuals showing irreversible damage shortly after diagnosis.
Researchers say that physicians should address sexual issues in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a matter of course, after finding that over three-quarters of men with the condition have some level of erectile dysfunction.
The recommendation to delay noncardiac surgery for a year after receipt of a drug-eluting stent, compared with just 6 weeks for a bare-metal stent, may be too conservative, suggests research indicating that stent type does not influence the longer term risk for major adverse cardiac events.
Data from the Swiss population show that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are hospitalized experience poorer outcomes than patients without COPD, even if the condition was not the reason they were admitted.
Obese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are significantly less likely to die in hospital, or to be readmitted following an exacerbation than normal weight patients, show the results of Spanish research.