Most patients with bipolar disorder are receiving treatment in line with current guidelines, Canadian researchers report, but the use of antidepressants during hypomanic episodes is a significant caveat.
Increased visit-to-visit blood pressure variability is associated with impaired cognition in elderly patients with risk factors for cardiovascular disease, shows a secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled trial.
Pulmonary rehabilitation can be effectively delivered in primary care to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, say the authors of one of the largest studies to date of pulmonary rehabilitation programmes.
Research shows that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease benefit the most from the addition of an inhaled corticosteroid to their bronchodilator therapy if they are receiving diuretics or show significant bronchodilator reversibility.
A US study has found that rates of bone mineral density testing in men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy are highest among those whose primary care physician is involved in their care.
A US study has found that nearly half of all patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease do not receive treatment in accordance with Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease guidelines.
More attention should be given to patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and concomitant asthma, after a study showed that nearly one-fifth of patients with COPD fall into this subtype.