Tag: sex/gender difference

‘Striking’ Difference in Adverse Events in Women With Watchman LAAO

Women have more in-hospital complications than men and double the risk for major adverse events after left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with the Watchman device,...

Sex Differences in Pediatric B-ALL Outcomes Persist

Even in the age of intensive therapy and extensive risk stratification, there are small but significant differences in outcomes between boys and girls with B-lineage...

Sex Differences in COPD Symptoms Predict Cardiac Comorbidity

Sex-specific differences in the severity of symptoms and prevalence of comorbidities in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may point to different criteria for...

Strategies to Turn the Tide on Racial and Gender Inequity

Working to mitigate racial and gender inequity in hospital medicine may seem like a daunting task, but every physician can play a role in turning...

Transgender Resident Speaks Up on Coming Out in Medicine

Evelyn Carroll, MD, had planned on coming out as a transgender woman to her colleagues at the Mayo Clinic for the better part of a...

Men and Women Differ on Masks During, After COVID-19: Survey

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Answers ranged from “while recommended by public health experts” to “never”...

Progesterone Effective in Speeding Recovery From TBI?

Progesterone may have a protective effect against the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in female athletes when the injury takes place during the...

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Most Sensitive in Men, Middle Aged

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tests to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are most sensitive among people...

Curious Variation in AF Incidence, Mortality Across Europe

The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and its related mortality have been holding fairly steady in Europe overall during the past 3 decades, but a...

Sex Differences Found in Post-CABG Mortality

A new study shows sex differences in mortality rates among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The researchers found that 7 years after a...

FDA, Researchers Still in the Weeds on Cannabis, CBD, and Gender

The results of the election still remain murky, but with an additional five states legalizing medicinal or recreational cannabis use last month voters have sent a...

Women With Heterozygous FH Less Likely to Receive Treatment

There are gender differences among patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) in terms of when the disease is diagnosed, how it is treated, and the...

Mega Vitamin D Harms Bone in Women, Not Men, Without Osteoporosis

“More is not necessarily better” when it comes to vitamin D supplements for women with adequate serum levels, new research suggests. In a study of...

CVT Incidence Three Times Higher Than Previously Reported

The US incidence of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), an uncommon but important cause of stroke, is more than three times greater than previously reported, new...

Artery-to-Vein Surgery Improves Dialysis Access

A simple reversal of the way a long-standing surgical procedure is performed to create an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access significantly improves the fistula’s function...

Female Benefit With CABG Vanishes by 10 Years

The beneficial effect on all-cause mortality of coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG) observed at 4 and 5 years in women with complex coronary disease...

‘Worldwide Prevalence’ of OCD Higher in Women vs Men

Women have a higher lifetime risk than men for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a new meta-analysis suggests. Investigators analyzed 34 studies from around the world and...

Prior Beta Blockers Predict Extra HF Burden in Women With ACS

Beta blockers taken for hypertension may predispose women to worse outcomes, compared with men, when they later present with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), a registry...

Women Thrive on Baroreflex Activation for Heart Failure

The striking gains in functional capacity and quality of life conferred by baroreflex activation therapy in patients with heart failure, as shown in the pivotal...