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Cardiology and cardiovascular disease

Clinical profile and management of rivaroxaban in patients with atrial fibrillation in routine practice in Spain: data from six nationwide studies

Authors: Manuel Anguita MD, Mariano de la Figuera MD, Alejandro I Pérez Cabeza MD, Carmen Suarez Fernández MD

This work analyzed the clinical profile and management of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation taking rivaroxaban in routine practice in Spain.


Therapeutic management of hyperlipoproteinemia (a)

Authors: Constantine E Kosmas MD, PhD, Andreas Sourlas, Gordon Mallarkey PhD, Delia Silverio MD, Domingo Y Ynoa MD, Peter D Montan MD, Eliscer Guzman MD, Mario J Garcia MD

This review presents and discusses the current clinical and scientific data pertaining to the therapeutic options for the management of hyperlipoproteinemia (a).


The benefits of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy with RLP068 in the management of diabetic foot ulcers

Authors: Nicolò Martinelli MD, Vincenzo Curci MD, Antonella Quarantiello MD, Gennaro Saldalamacchia MD

This article is the first part of a literature review concerning diabetic foot ulcers and the use of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy. The article reports previously published evidence and presents four, unpublished, clinical cases treated in the real-life setting.


Medication adherence and treatment-resistant hypertension: a review

Authors: Mohammed Awais Hameed MB, ChB, Indranil Dasgupta DM

This article reviews medication nonadherence
in chronic health conditions with particular reference to
treatment-resistant hypertension.


Influence of the duration of hospital length of stay on frequency of prophylaxis and risk for venous thromboembolism among patients hospitalized for acute medical illnesses in the USA

Authors: Alpesh Amin MD, MBA, W Richey Neuman MD, MPH, Melissa Lingohr-Smith PhD, Brandy Menges PhD, Jay Lin PhD, MBA

This article evaluates whether the duration of hospital stay influences venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis patterns and VTE risk during hospitalization and post-discharge among patients hospitalized for acute illnesses in the USA.