Archivi tag: Patients

ASIA/BANGLADESH – The Catholic community offers itself in the care of Covid patients and notes the sacrifice of the first Catholic priest

Dhaka – Fr. Boniface Murmu, 66-year-old parish priest of the parish of Lohanipara in the diocese of Dinajpur is the first Catholic priest who died on July 10 from Covid-19, which hit Bangladesh hard. His figure, who gave himself to his neighbor in prayer and charity, has become a symbol in the fight against Covid,… Leggi tutto »

Telmisartan use and risk of dementia in type 2 diabetes patients with hypertension: A population-based cohort study

by Chi-Hung Liu, Pi-Shan Sung, Yan-Rong Li, Wen-Kuan Huang, Tay-Wey Lee, Chin-Chang Huang, Tsong-Hai Lee, Tien-Hsing Chen, Yi-Chia Wei Background Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) may have protective effects against dementia occurrence in patients with hypertension (HTN). However, whether telmisartan, an ARB with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPAR-γ)–modulating effects, has additional benefits compared to other ARBs… Leggi tutto »

Mortality and concurrent use of opioids and hypnotics in older patients: A retrospective cohort study

by Wayne A. Ray, Cecilia P. Chung, Katherine T. Murray, Beth A. Malow, James R. Daugherty, C. Michael Stein Background Benzodiazepine hypnotics and the related nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics (z-drugs) are among the most frequently prescribed medications for older adults. Both can depress respiration, which could have fatal cardiorespiratory effects, particularly among patients with concurrent opioid use.… Leggi tutto »