Antibody in lymphocyte supernatant assay for TB unaffected by HIV status, smear status, CD4+ T-cell count
The antibody in lymphocyte supernatant assay is a viable immunologic biomarker for detecting tuberculosis, a new study reports. Additionally, responses of the patients to such antibody were independent of HIV status or bacillary burden.
There are generally small and inconsistent associations between fecundability and dairy intake, according to the results of two preconception cohort studies.
The risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be fourfold higher among patients with infectious enteritis than among those without the infection, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis. Additionally, the risk is particularly greater for women with severe enteritis, individuals with psychological distress and antibiotic users during enteritis.
Office workers who have sedentary lifestyles may show lower values of pulsatile blood flow values and longer neck/shoulder pain duration, a new study reports. Additionally, ischaemia shoulder pain is associated with faulty microcirculation in the neck/shoulder region.
Environmental BPA exposure tied to increased levels of follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone
In Chinese males who engage in smoking, environmental exposure to bisphenol A is correlated with elevated levels of luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone in the serum, a new study reports.
Smoking and age seem to have influence on patient response to first-line therapy of hidradenitis suppurativa, according to an institutional retrospective cohort study.
Obesity does not appear to negatively affect posture during dynamic movements, such as level overground walking, in young adults, a new study reports.
Ibrutinib may afford better overall response rate (ORR), progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (R/R CLL) compared with ofatumumab, the idelalisib-ofatumumab combination and physician’s choice, according to a systematic literature review.
Foecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) done through the lower gastrointestinal (LGI) delivery route appears to be the most effective way for the prevention of recurrence/relapse of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), suggests a study.
Botulinum toxin is as good as surgery for treating acute-onset, comitant esotropia at 6 months in children, with the advantage of reducing general anaesthesia duration and healthcare costs, according to a small study.