Esophagogastric varices are independent risk factors for poor prognosis and poor liver functional reserves in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, a new study reports.
Intermediate uveitis runs a long-term course that includes frequent complications and necessitates systemic treatment, although most patients still have good long-term visual outcomes, according to a study.
Propranolol eye micro-drops, while well tolerated, may have limited efficacy in preterm infants with stage 2 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to the results of a pilot trial.
Compared to the usual intraoperative allogeneic transfusion of red blood cells, longer storage times of the red blood cells for allogeneic transfusion is not associated with increased postoperative atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery, a new study shows.
Small lifestyle changes may positively affect health, consumer costs and greenhouse gas emissions, a new study reports. Indeed, increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables as well as replacing short car trips with bicycle rides have been shown to be beneficial.
Patients with haemoptysis can be safely and effectively treated for long term with super selective bronchial artery embolisation using platinum coils instead of particles, a new study reports.
Relatives of children with Crohn’s disease do not show distinct dysbiosis associated with the disease
Despite apparent alterations, the composition of the gut microbiota of relatives of children with Crohn’s disease do not show the distinct patterns of dysbiosis that these patients have, a new study shows.
Although both faecal and urinary incontinence predict lower health-related quality of life (QoL) in adults with spina bifida, each type is independent and affects QoL differently, a recent study has found. For instance, health-related QoL is lower with an increasing amount of urinary incontinence, but the impact of faecal incontinence on health-related QoL is more uniform regardless of frequency or amount.
Preparation quality for colonoscopy is worse in individuals with diabetes than those without, a recent study has found. In addition, diabetic patients also experience longer cecal intubation and total procedure time.
Placement of cervical pessary in women with short cervices and singleton pregnancies does not lower the risk of having preterm births, according to the results of a meta-analysis.