Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) appears to provide a lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development and longer survival in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) than entecavir, particularly among treatment-naïve patients and those with underlying cirrhosis, reveals a study.
While any colorectal cancer (CRC) screening strategy proves more cost-effective compared with no screening, double immunochemical faecal occult blood test appears to be the most economical, according to a study from China.
During inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment, there appears to be a substantial elevation in total cholesterol levels that occurs with exposure to corticosteroids and tofacitinib but not with antitumour necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNFα) agents, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are likely to have cardiac sympathetic/parasympathetic imbalance, regardless of the presence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and other potential confounding factors, a study has found.
Among women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and/or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures, embryo transfer at the blastocyst stage and corticosteroid use prior to ART appear to improve chances of a live birth, a study has found.
Users of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) who tested negative for COVID-19 show higher salivary angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) expression, reports a study. In addition, PPI use seems to heighten the risk of death in COVID-19 patients, particularly African Americans.