Extended-duration enoxaparin appears to be more effective than inpatient-only subcutaneous heparin in the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) following radical cystectomy, reducing the rate of thromboembolic events without increasing the risk of bleeding, according to a study.
Use of pressure therapy may be beneficial in the management of hypertrophic scars (HS) from burn injuries, producing improvements in global scar score, pigmentation and redness, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
B cell depletion therapy has decreased the high levels of circulating follicular Th (TFH) cells in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS), improving the objective clinical disease activity measures, according to a study.
Dysfunction in olfaction and gustation are symptoms that multiple sclerosis patients experience and may be used to track the progression of the disease, a new study reports, adding that this may be a result of damage in the central nervous system caused by the said condition.
An elevated concentration of urinary prostasin (u-prostasin) in humans serves as a specific marker for primary aldosteronism, which involves the classical model of epithelial Na channel activation, according to a recent study.
Prognosis for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common primary brain tumour in adults, remains grim, but adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy are associated with improved patient survival, according to a Singapore study.
Beta-blocker dose, predischarge heart rate have no effect on outcomes in hospitalized AF, HF patients
There appears to be no association between beta-blocker dose or predischarge heart rate and mortality among heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) patients recently discharged from hospital, a study suggests.
About four in five older patients treated with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) survive at least 2 years, but the mortality risk increases significantly with age, a study finds.
Abstaining from alcohol for 1 week may result in an improvement in hepatic insulin sensitivity and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in nonobese Japanese men with mildly elevated FPG and alcohol intake frequency of more than 3 days per week, a small study suggests.
Sentinel lymph node biopsy has a high diagnostic value in early stage oral squamous cell carcinoma, making it a viable and attractive alternative to elective neck dissection, a new meta-analysis reveals.