Association between #prediabetes and risk of all cause mortality and #cardiovascular disease: updated meta-analysis

To evaluate the associations between prediabetes and the risk of all cause mortality and incident cardiovascular disease in the general population and in patients with a history of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.. ..A total of 129 studies were included, involving 10 069 955 individuals for analysis. In the general population, prediabetes was associated with an increased risk of all cause mortality (relative risk 1.13, 95% confidence interval 1.10 … Continue reading Association between #prediabetes and risk of all cause mortality and #cardiovascular disease: updated meta-analysis

Initiating Pharmacologic Treatment in #Tobacco-Dependent Adults. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline

Current tobacco treatment guidelines have established the efficacy of available interventions, but they do not provide detailed guidance for common implementation questions frequently faced in the clinic. An evidence-based guideline was created that addresses several pharmacotherapy-initiation questions that routinely confront treatment teams.. ..The guideline panel formulated five strong recommendations and two conditional recommendations regarding pharmacotherapy choices. Strong recommendations include using #varenicline rather than a nicotine … Continue reading Initiating Pharmacologic Treatment in #Tobacco-Dependent Adults. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline