Menopausal symptoms, such as vasomotor, joint and urinary, are associated with obesity, a recent study has found. Hot flashes are particularly related to higher body mass index (BMI), urinary urgency and vaginal dryness.
Immediate treatment with intravenous loop diuretics in patients presenting at the emergency department for acute heart failure (AHF) appears to reduce in-hospital mortality, according to the REALITY-AHF* study.
Decentration of more than 0.6 mm from the kappa intercept during small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) may result in impaired visual outcomes after operation, a new retrospective noncomparative study shows.
Breastfeeding was associated with a lower risk of major cardiovascular disease (CVD) ─ with the longer the duration of breastfeeding, the lower the risk ─ besides its well-known health benefits for babies, revealed a large study on 300,000 Chinese women.
Clinical symptoms alone are not enough to predict the risk of chronic gastrointestinal ischaemia (CGI), a recent study has found. This suggests that radiologic evaluation of the mesenteric arteries is critical.
Sleep disorders commonly occur in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), particularly those with high disease activity, a study has found. Furthermore, treatment with antitumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF)-α improves sleep quality but not polysomnography parameters.
Statins appear to have a dose-dependent association with the risk of tuberculosis (TB), with a nationwide population-based study showing that statin users have 47 percent lower incidence of TB compared with nonusers.
At a recent lunch symposium during the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Hypertension, Dr Chow Yok Wai spoke on the importance of patient adherence in the management of hypertension, highlighting the role of combination therapy in improving treatment outcomes.
Individuals with high fasting plasma glucose (FPG) lost more weight than those who had low FPG in response to a high-fibre, low glycaemic load diet, suggesting that FPG could be used as a biomarker to predict dietary weight loss success and to guide selection of the most effective diet, in particular for those with prediabetes and diabetes, according to studies presented at ADA 2017.