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Roshini Claire Anthony, 6 days ago

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Overall survival (OS) and head and neck cancer (HNC)-specific survival vary among HNC sites, according to a study. In particular, cigarette smoking is a prognostic factor of OS and HNC-specific survival in patients with cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx, whereas alcohol consumption is a prognostic factor of both survival outcomes in patients with cancer of the larynx.
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The additional use of intermittent low-energy diet (LED) or daily meal replacements after a mean 10-percent weight loss and 1-year maintenance effectively maintains weight loss in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis for 3 years, according to a recent study.
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Autistic traits, drive to systemize common in autism, borderline personality disorder

13 Sep 2017
Parent of autistic kids need to reach out for support

Both autism spectrum condition (ASC) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) patients manifest autistic traits and drive to systemize, a new study has shown.

The study involved 624 ASC and 23 BPD patients; an additional 16 patients with both ASC and BPD were also recruited. All participants were made to accomplish the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ), Empathy Quotient (EQ) and Systemizing Quotient-Revised (SQ-R) questionnaires. There were 2,081 neurotypical controls (NC).

According to analysis of variance (ANOVA), AQ scores were significantly different among all four groups, (p<0.001), with NCs having the lowest, followed by the BPD, ASC and ASC+BPD groups. The difference in scores between NCs and BPD reached statistical significance, while the scores between BPD and ASC were only marginally different (p=0.047).

Scores in patients with ASC and BPD were significantly higher than those with ASC (p=0.001).

ANOVA also showed that EQ scores were significantly different among all groups (p<0.001), with both NC and BPD patients scoring significantly higher than either ASC or ASC+BPD patients (p<0.001 for all). EQ scores were comparable between NC and BPD patients, and between ASC and ASC+BPD patients.

In terms of SQ-R, both BPD (p=0.016) and ASC (p<0.001) patients scored significantly higher than NCs. ANOVA also found that scores were normally distributed and were significantly different among the groups (p<0.001). In posthoc analyses, the ASC+BPD group did not show significantly different scores compared with any other group.

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Roshini Claire Anthony, 6 days ago

The addition of the glucagon-like peptide-1 analogue semaglutide to standard of care resulted in sustained reduction in weight and waist circumference in individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) with high cardiovascular risk, according to the phase III SUSTAIN 6* trial presented at EASD 2017.

Yesterday
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18 Sep 2017
The additional use of intermittent low-energy diet (LED) or daily meal replacements after a mean 10-percent weight loss and 1-year maintenance effectively maintains weight loss in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis for 3 years, according to a recent study.
Yesterday
Adiponectin, but not leptin, is significantly correlated with proteinuria and its severity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) nephritis, reveals a new cross-sectional study.