The accuracy of the perception of patients of the risk of fractures or the need to receive treatment appears to be minimally influenced by the framing of the estimated risks of fractures and benefits of treatments, a new study reports.
Use of dexamethasone 8 mg prior to surgical incision may benefit adults undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomies and thyroid surgery, as well as children having tonsillectomies, according to the results of a critical review.
There appears to be no association between Toxoplasma gondii and Parkinson’s disease, although exposure to T. gondii may have an effect on specific types of Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study.
Obese men with low-risk prostate cancer are highly likely to have unfavourable pathologic features, a recent study suggests.
A combination of the direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir (OBV/PTV/r) and dasabuvir (DSV) resulted in sustained virologic response at post-treatment week 12 (SVR12) in almost all Asian adult patients with genotype 1b (GT1b) chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection without cirrhosis, according to the ONYX-I* study presented at the recent Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver Annual Meeting (APASL 2017) held in Shanghai, China.
The prevalence of glaucoma is significantly associated with vigorous exercise performed daily among men in South Korea, according to a population-based, cross-sectional study.
The non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS may yield significantly higher rates of drug resistance compared with protease inhibitors and nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, a new study shows.
Elderly patients with acute kidney injury experience greater risks of kidney function deterioration, and levels of the urine kidney injury molecule 1 (uKIM-1) may accurately predict poor kidney prognosis, a new study reports.
Consuming high amounts of liquorice during pregnancy may have long-term harmful effects in foetal development, a recent Finnish study found.
Despite the near-consensus of existing publications, the use of reduced mismatch-negativity amplitudes to determine ultra-high risk groups for psychotic illnesses should still be subject for further scrutiny, a new study suggests.