A retrospective cohort study recently evaluated warfarin prescription, quality of international normalized ratio (INR) monitoring and of INR control in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) at the VA
What is the association between exercise capacity and the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs)?
Antipsychotics play a major role in the treatment of schizophrenia, but their efficacy and tolerability in individual patients varies widely.
With chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence increasing among aging HIV-infected patients, a recent study sought to determine how that relates to frailty in veterans treated at the VA.
The prevalence of asthma nearly tripled during an eight-year period in VA patients who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new study.
Results of research on the relationship between both current and lifetime asthma and mental illness among veterans in the United States were published recently in the Journal of Asthma.
A free online certificate course on diabetes made available at the VA and DoD earlier this year already has had more than 550 enrollments and awarded 15 certificates.
Veterans, especially those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, are about 40% more likely to experience severe pain than nonveterans, according to a new study.
BETHESDA, MD – While vaccination is the most important preventive strategy against influenza, post-vaccination antibody responses are often inadequate, especially among HIV-infected persons, according to a new study. The report, published recently in the journal Vaccine, pointed out that vitamin D… Read More
In the not-too-distant past, influenza vaccines could only be obtained in clinics or physicians’ offices. That changed over a 14 year period from 1996 to 2010 when 41 states changed statutes to allow pharmacists to provide immunizations.
How beneficial is early initiation of influenza antiviral treatment administered to pregnant women hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza?
Veterans who misuse opioid painkillers have a very high risk of also beginning to use heroin, according to a new study.
Is problem drinking among young military servicemembers a life sentence for ill health?
Military trainees are at high risk for skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) but, while Staphylococcus aureus is associated with purulent SSTI, it is unclear to what degree this pathogen causes nonpurulent cellulitis.
Participation in smoking cessation programs depends on striking while the iron is … warm.
For years, multiple veterans’ groups have contended that burn-pit exposure in Iraq and Afghanistan increased the risk of long-term health problems.
Within individual patients, blood pressure (BP) fluctuates dynamically over time, and previous clinical studies have suggested an adverse link between greater visit-to-visit variability in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and various outcomes, according to a new study.