Dengue patients aged 60 years and above or those with multiple comorbidities particularly diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and asthma, have an elevated risk for severe organ involvement, according to a Singapore study.
Low body mass index (BMI) and persistence of symptoms appear to influence antibiotic use among Singaporeans, a recent study demonstrated.
The rates of acute gastroenteritis have reduced in primary care in the UK following the introduction of oral rotavirus vaccination in infants, a recent study found.
A combination of ciprofloxacin and fluocinolone is more effective at treating acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes (AOMT) in children than either agent alone, according to two recent studies.
Individuals with central obesity have a higher risk for Barrett’s oesophagus, while those with a Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection have a lower risk, a study from Taiwan shows.
Researchers from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) have recently identified potential non-neurologic complications associated with Zika virus infection in a mouse model. [EBioMedicine 2016;14:112-122]