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Top 5 Most-Read Conference Articles in 2018

Samantha DiGrande

In 2018, The American Journal of Managed Care® team traveled all over the country to provide conference coverage for some of the biggest meetings in the industry. Here are the top 5 most-read conference pieces from this year.

5. 5 Things About ADHD in Older Adults You May Not Know
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a recognized disorder in adults and children, affecting about 8% of children and 4.4% of adults. Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD, discussed what is known about ADHD when it affects older adults, especially those nearing retirement age or those who are already retired at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD).

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4. Large Claims Study on DOACs Finds Less Major Bleeding, Stroke With Apixaban
An analysis of claims data from 180 million people—half of the US population—found that the direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) apixaban (Eliquis, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer) had lower rates of major bleeding and stroke/systematic embolism in a series of head-to-head comparisons among apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban. The results were presented at the 67th Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

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3. Psychologist Barkley Says Life Expectancy Slashed in Worst Cases for Those With ADHD
Using a large database created by a center for actuarial studies, a psychologist and researcher is hypothesizing that people with the worst cases of ADHD will see a 25-year reduction in life expectancy, according to a presentation made at the annual meeting of APSARD.

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2. Deciding When to Use PARP Inhibitors, and Which One
Understanding the set of decisions that surround poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors was the theme of a continuing education session during the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 2018 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. The session looked to help oncologists understand the decision-making process for selecting treatments for recurrent ovarian cancer.

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1. Praluent Cuts Deaths by 29% for Those With Highest Cholesterol Levels, ODYSSEY Finds
Findings of the 18,924-patient ODYSSEY Outcomes trial, presented at ACC's 67th Scientific Session, gave Sanofi–Regeneron’s alirocumab a benefit not seen in 2017 in FOURIER, the cardiovascular outcomes trial for Amgen’s evolucumab (Repatha), the only other proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitor with FDA approval.

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