Tag: sex/gender difference

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...