Charles C. Chante MD
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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...
Home-based cognitive-behavioral therapy aids irritable bowel syndrome
by Charles C. Chante MD - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
A 10-week program of home-based cognitive-behavioral therapy led to significantly better improvements in irritable bowel syndrome than did a control education program in a prospective, randomized, single-center trial...
Back off on screening colonoscopy after nonadvanced adenomas
by Charles C. Chante MD - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Evidence supports “backing off” from screening colonoscopies every five years for patients who had one or two nonadvanced adenomas removed during a prior colonoscopy, as reported at the World Congress...
Survey finds chronic rhinosinusitis common, burdensome
by Charles C. Chante MD - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Results from a large cross-sectional survey of adults who meet diagnostic symptom criteria for chronic rhinosinusitis reveal that most report suffering significant symptoms, high rates of physician visits, and dissatisfaction...
Rheumatoid arthritis increased risk of COPD
by Charles C. Chante MD - October 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis had an increased risk of hospitalizations for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, compared with the general population, in a Canadian retrospective, population-based cohort...
Naproxen supported over low-dose colchicines for gout
by Charles C. Chante MD - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Naproxen may be considered the first-choice treatment for patients with acute gout in primary care, based on the results of the CONTACT (Colchicine or Naproxen Treatment for Acute Gout) trial.
Rectal, colon cancer incidence rising in younger adults
by Charles C. Chante MD - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The proportion of rectal cancer cases diagnosed in people younger than 55 years doubled over the past two decades, according to a report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
ACIP updates adult vaccinations guidance
by Charles C. Chante MD - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Live attenuated influenza virus vaccine should not be used on any patients during the 2016-2017 influenza season, according to 2017 adult Recommended Immunization Schedule released by the Centers for Disease Control...
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...
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