Algorithm-driven digital program helped lower patients’ cholesterol, blood pressure

Using a remotely-delivered, algorithm-driven program for disease management, patients experienced significant improvement in cholesterol and blood pressure levels, according to late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The manuscript of this study is simultaneously published today in Circulation, the American Heart Association’s flagship journal. Failure to appropriately treat hypercholesterolemia (high […]

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Pre-recorded audio messages help improve outcomes for patients with heart failure

Patients who are hospitalized with heart failure can reduce their odds of requiring re-hospitalization, a heart transplant or death by repeatedly reviewing recorded audio messages about self-care at home, according to late breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. “My Recorded On-Demand Audio Discharge Instructions (MyROAD)” is a re-playable audio […]

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Artificial intelligence-based tool may help diagnose opioid addiction earlier

Researchers have used machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence, to develop a prediction model for the early diagnosis of opioid use disorder. The advance is described in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives. The model was generated from information in a commercial claim database from 2006 through 2018 of 10 million medical insurance claims from 550,000 […]

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