Early discharge appears to be safe and feasible in certain patients undergoing percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair, with predictors including male sex and procedural year, a recent study suggests.
A lack of training in the nonhormonal aspects of transgender care presents a major barrier to treating transgender patients, a recent study found.
Eyes with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are more likely to have peripheral retinal changes than control eyes, according to a cross-sectional evaluation of clinic-based patients enrolled in AREDS2* and a prospective study.
A percutaneous gastrostomy device, the AspireAssist System, in conjunction with lifestyle counselling is more effective in inducing weight loss in individuals with Class II and III obesity than lifestyle counselling alone, according to the PATHWAY* study.
The extent of paediatric-onset ulcerative colitis (UC) changes significantly over time, such that extraintestinal manifestation and higher paediatric UC activity index score at diagnosis may predict progression from limited to extensive disease during follow-up, according to a study.
There is probable underestimation of systemic sclerosis (SSc) in patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) by previous studies that used the original 1980 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria.
Diabetes was not a risk factor for total knee replacement (TKR) due to severe knee osteoarthritis, a Singapore study found.
Administering proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prior to endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for differentiated early gastric cancer with ulcer may effectively heal the ulcer lesion and shorten the mean procedure time, according to a study.
Adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MeDi) may benefit the elderly in terms of brain health, a recent Scottish study found.
There is an independent association between positive clinical trial results and financial ties of principal investigators, which may be suggestive of bias in the evidence base, according to the results of a cross-sectional study of randomized controlled trials (RCTs).