Sulfonylurea Use: Cardiovascular Disease & Type 2 Diabetes

Research Paper Title Sulfonylurea Use and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: Prospective Cohort Study Among Women. Background Evidence is inconsistent for the association between sulfonylurea use and risk of cardiovascular disease among patients with diabetes. The researchers aimed to prospectively evaluate this association using the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), a well-established… Read More


Diabetes, MI & CHD

Research Paper Title Comparative Trends in the Incidence of Hospitalised Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Heart Disease in Adults With and Without Diabetes Mellitus in Western Australia From 1998 to 2010. Background The risk of myocardial infarction (MI) is elevated in people with diabetes mellitus (DM) compared with non-DM counterparts. The aim of this study was… Read More

What’s the Trend for Scottish CHD Mortality?

Research Paper Title Explaining Trends in Scottish Coronary Heart Disease Mortality between 2000 and 2010 using IMPACT SEC Model: Retrospective Analysis using Routine Data. Study Question To what extent has the recent decline in coronary heart  disease (CHD) mortality in Scotland been driven by treatments or changes in cardiovascular risk factors, and have all socioeconomic groups benefited equally?… Read More

Coronary Heart Disease & Job Insecurity: Is There A Link?

Research Paper Title Perceived Job Insecurity as a Risk Factor for Incident Coronary Heart Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Study Question Is self reported job insecurity associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease? Summary Answer Summary estimates across four published and 13 unpublished studies suggest a modest association between perceived job insecurity and… Read More

Diabetes: Trials & Outcomes Linked?

Statistically it has been suggested that 1 in 10 people will soon carry the label of ‘diabetes’, and the world badly needs new ways of reducing the long term risks of this condition, such as coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, blindness, and renal failure. It has been suggested that the human race should have learnt… Read More