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Metals may surprise as sources of contact dermatitis
by Charles C. Chante MD - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Clinicians faced with baffling contact dermatitis patients should expand their view of potential causes to include metals anywhere in the body.
Evidence for medical marijuana is largely up in smoke CHARLES C. CHANTE, MD
by Charles C. Chante MD - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite the popularity of medical marijuana, robust evidence for its use is limited or nonexistent for most medical conditions.
Many years on metformin linked to anemia risk
by Charles C. Chante MD - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
People with type 2 diabetes who take metformin for many years are more likely to develop anemia than are those who do not, according to the results of a large analysis of data from an observational, population-based...
CDC: 40% of cancers linked to being overweight or obese
by Charles C. Chante MD - August 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Being overweight or obese significantly increased the risk of developing at least 13 types of cancer, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Febuxostat prevented early gout flares
by Charles C. Chante MD - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The urate-lowering therapy febuxostat reduced the number of disease flares that the people with early gout experienced, relative to placebo, in a double-blind study.
Breakfast and weight loss
by Charles C. Chante MD - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Eating breakfast is sometimes promulgated as a component of an effective weight-loss strategy.
Most cigarette smokers try to quit without evidence-based techniques
by Charles C. Chante MD - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
More than half of cigarette smokers have received advice to quit from a health care professional, but less than a third used medication or counselling in their cessation attempt, according to investigators.
Early mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s increased demential risk
by Charles C. Chante MD - July 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Developing persistent mild cognitive impairment soon after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease significantly increased the risk of subsequent dementia, according to a cohort study that examined the natural...
New topical agents for acne are rolling out
by Charles C. Chante MD - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of adapalene gel 0.1 percent as an over-the-counter treatment for acne is a potential game changer that could lead to revision of guideline-recommended treatment...
Time to take the fear out of hormone therapy
by Charles C. Chante MD - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The lack of regulation and monitoring, together with lax labeling requirements, are areas of concern.
Time to take the fear out of hormone therapy
by Charles C. Chante MD - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s time to be clear about the benefits of hormone therapy for many women in midlife.
Are those hemorrhoids? get to know the anorectal imitators
by Charles C. Chante MD - July 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Medically, treatment consists of increased water intake, incorporation of more fiber in the diet, undertaking warm baths a couple times a day, and application of a pea-sized amount of topical 2 percent diltiazem...
Are those hemorrhoids? Get to know the anorectal imitators
by Charles C. Chante MD - June 24, 2018 - 12:00am
A colorectal surgeon sees a steady parade of primary care referrals for surgical evaluation of haemorrhoids.
Oral bioidentical combo improved quality of life, vasomotor symptoms
by Charles C. Chante MD - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am
An oral estradiol/ progesterone formulation significantly improved menopause-related quality of life, compared with placebo, for up to one year after beginning treatment, according to a new study.
Statin use increased the risk of herpes zoster
by Charles C. Chante MD - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Exposure to statins can significantly increase the odds of developing herpes zoster, a study showed.
Ciprofloxacin cured Gyrase A wild-type Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections
by Charles C. Chante MD - June 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Ciprofloxacin cured 100 percent of Gyrase A wild-type Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections, and physicians prescribed it significantly more frequently when they received electronic reminders of test results and recommendations,...
Coronary calcium boosted young adults’ heart disease risk
by Charles C. Chante MD - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Younger adults who have any calcium deposited in their coronary arteries, even a small amount, are at increased risk for adverse coronary heart disease outcomes and death, finds an analysis of the Coronary Artery...
Life-long risk reduction could cut late dementia by a third
by Charles C. Chante MD - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Tackling poor childhood education is a daunting task and requires commitment from both public and private sectors, the report noted, but its importance cannot be overstated.
Life-long risk reduction could cut late dementia by a third
by Charles C. Chante MD - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
As many as a third of dementia cases could be prevented worldwide if society could adopt a life course-focused approach of supporting brain health with mostly common sense measures.
Small brain infarcts’ cognitive impact equals that of large infarct
by Charles C. Chante MD - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Small infarct like brain lesions have long been ignored in both research and clinical setting, but on-going analysis of an observational cohort shows that they can be as cognitively damaging as large infarcts.
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