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.
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.
The risk of respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization (RSVH) and respiratory-related illness hospitalization (RIH) does not significantly differ between the first and second year of life in paediatric patients with haemodynamically significant congenital heart disease (HSCHD), a new study shows.
The risk of cardiovascular morbidity is reduced in elderly patients who highly adhere to antihypertensive drug therapy, reports a new study. Furthermore, adherence to antihypertensives also lowers the risk of heart failure and stroke, but not myocardial infarction (MI), and extending to all-cause death.
While propensity score (PS) matching yielded no significant difference in the sustained virological response 24 weeks after therapy (SVR24) rates between telaprevir (TPV) with pegylated-interferon and ribavirin (PR) and boceprevir (BOC)/PR, PS matching is still a useful tool for eliminating the bias in nonrandomized studies and assessing treatment efficacy in real world settings, a new study shows.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with suboptimal methotrexate response may fare better with triple therapy treatment than with methotrexate-etanercept therapy, with a recent study showing that the former has superior durability.
WHO (2012) estimates that around 450 million people suffer from mental illness, with one–in–four families having at least one member with a mental illness at any point in time. According to the Malaysian Mental Health Association, mental illness is often misunderstood. For centuries, it has been seen as either possession by evil spirits, a moral weakness or punishment from a higher being. Those suffering from mental illness are commonly perceived to be restless, violent and unpredictable.
Associate Professor Ng Lee Ching, Director of the Environmental Health Institute (EHI) at the National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore, speaks about the role of primary care physicians and government agencies in preventing dengue epidemics.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 April 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.