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By Joe Weatherly FM/Hospitalist-CoFounder of QuestioningMedicine and PCRAP contributor.
Carl Llor, Oleguer Plana-Ripoll, Ana Moragas, Carolina Bayona, Rosa Morros, Helena Pera, Marc Miravitlles
BACKGROUND: A recent clinical trial could not find differences between anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics and placebo in shortening the duration of symptoms in acute bronchitis. OBJECTIVES: To investigate if C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations at presentation are predictive of symptom resolution in these patients. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of the data from a placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial carried out in primary care...
October 2014: Family Practice
Mark L Hatzenbuehler, Katie A McLaughlin, Natalie Slopen
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence from general population studies suggests that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults are more likely to experience adverse cardiovascular outcomes relative to heterosexuals. No studies have examined whether sexual orientation disparities exist in biomarkers of early cardiovascular disease risk. PURPOSE: To determine whether sexual orientation disparities in biomarkers of early cardiovascular risk are present among young adults. METHODS: Data come from Wave IV (2008-2009) of the National Longitudinal Study for Adolescent Health (N=12,451), a prospective nationally representative study of U...
June 2013: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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