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Sertraline and naltrexone for treating co-occuring depression and alcohol dependance

Am J Psychiatry. 2010 Jun;167(6):620-2.

Empirical evidence has only weakly supported antidepressant treatment for patients with co-occurring depression and alcohol dependence, said the authors of this study.

 

Nutritional intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2010;341:c3337
The authors of this study sought to determine the extent to which intensive dietary intervention can influence glycaemic control and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes who are hyperglycaemic despite optimised drug treatment.

 

Obesity linked to psoriatic arthritis

Razieh Soltani-Arabshahi, Bob Wong, et al; Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(7):721-726

The authors’ objective was to study whether obesity increases the risk of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), given that obesity is a risk factor for psoriasis and is associated with more severe disease.

 

Improvements in blood pressure control

Brent M Egan, Yumin Zhao, R Neal Axon; JAMA. 2010;303(20):2043-2050

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and treatment and control of hypertension reduces risk, wrote the authors.

 

Support for low birth-weight infants

Finer et al; for the SUPPORT Study Group

 
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