Charles C. Chante MD
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Revised guidelines raise lung cancer screening age
by Charles C. Chante MD - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
A proposed change to CHEST’s lung cancer screening guidelines calls for raising the upper age for recent cigaret smokers to 77 years of age from 74 years of age.
Evidence builds for long-term ineffectiveness of steroid shots for knee OA
by Charles C. Chante MD - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Real-world, nontribal research confirms the findings of a high-profile study released earlier in 2017.
Knee osteoarthritis linked to premature mortality
by Charles C. Chante MD - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Knee osteoarthritis was independently associated with increased risk of premature mortality in the largest-ever meta-analysis to examine the issue, as reported at the World Congress on Osteoarthritis.
Initial HCV test results false positive in almost half of population
by Charles C. Chante MD - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Nearly half of patients in the general population who test positive for hepatitis C virus do not have the disease.
Mortality rate was 10-fold higher in opioid use disorder patients
by Charles C. Chante MD - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Individuals with opioid use disorder had a 10-fold higher mortality rate than the general population in a general health care setting, according to a study of 2,576 patients.
Thyroid cancer incidence: It’s not all good news
by Charles C. Chante MD - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The incidence of thyroid cancer in the United States between 2000 and 2013 has dropped in white population while increasing in black and Hispanic population, as said during a press briefing at the annual meeting...
AACE: Updated lipid guidelines include ‘extreme risk’ category
by Charles C. Chante MD - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Updated lipid management guidelines include a category of “extreme risk” patients in whom LDL cholesterol should be lowered below 55 mg/dL, according to a summary by the American Association of Clinical...
Oral contraceptive use may confer long-term cancer protection
by Charles C. Chante MD - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
New findings from a cohort study with more than four decades of follow-up show that, while women who have ever used combined oral contraceptives see an increased risk of breast and cervical cancer, the risk disappears...
Clinicians persist in prescribing antibiotics for acne
by Charles C. Chante MD - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Prescribing systemic antibiotics for acne remains a common clinical practice, despite recommendations to reduce antibiotic use, according to an extensive database review.
Gluten-free diets related to high levels of arsenic, mercury
by Charles C. Chante MD - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Individuals who adopt a gluten-free diet are putting themselves at risk for uncommonly high levels of arsenic and mercury, according to the findings of a recent study published in Epidemiology.
Quality group endorses new contraception measures
by Charles C. Chante MD - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The National Quality Forum has endorsed for the first time a set of quality measures related to the prescribing of contraception.
Guideline: Prioritize non-drug therapies for low back pain
by Charles C. Chante MD - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Clinicians and patients should prioritize non-pharmacologic therapies for low back pain of any duration, according to an updated guideline from the American College of Physicians.
Intensified approach cut long-term heart failure risk in type 2 diabetes
by Charles C. Chante MD - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
A 70 percent reduction in the risk of hospitalization for heart failure was achieved in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus given an intensified treatment in a long-term follow up of the STENO-2 study.
Shingles vaccine deemed effective in people with autoimmune disease
by Charles C. Chante MD - December 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The herpes zoster vaccine reduces the risk of shingles in older adults with autoimmune disease, even if they are talking immune suppressants for their condition, but the protection begins to wane after about five...
Hope is on the horizon for novel antidepressants
by Charles C. Chante MD - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
There remains a great unmet need for more effective and rapidly acting treatments for major depressive disorder, and research is revealing that both new and existing drugs may help, according to one expert.
Marijuana abuse linked to increased mayocardial infarction risk
by Charles C. Chante MD - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Marijuana abuse was independently associated with an eye-opening doubled risk of acute MI in a large, retrospective, age-matched cohort study, as reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardio...
LDL levels below 10 mg/dl shown safe, effective
by Charles C. Chante MD - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The maxim that lower is better for LDL cholesterol continues to hold true, event at jaw-droppingly low levels of less than 10mg/DL, in a new analysis of data from the FOURIER trial.
Dysmenorrhea and ginger
by Charles C. Chante MD - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
p to 90 percent of reproductive women around the world describe experiencing painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea) at some point.
Strong evidence links obesity to gastrointestinal, breast cancers
by Charles C. Chante MD - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
There is strong evidence linking adiposity to esophageal adenocarcinoma, multiple myeloma, and cancer of the colon, rectum, biliary tract, pancreas, endometrium, kidney, and postmenopausal breast, according to the...
Later follow-up colonoscopy equals higher colorectalcancer risk
by Charles C. Chante MD - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Patients who undergo follow-up colonoscopy 10 months or more after a positive fecal immunochemical test are at higher risk for colorectal cancer and for more advanced disease at diagnosis...
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