Resumption of warfarin at discharge following hospitalization for lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is not associated with either 90-day or 6-month mortality, reports a study, adding that death in LGIB is primarily caused by age and comorbidities.
Recipient factors such as advanced age, diabetes, haemodialysis status and ventilator use may help identify patients at risk of poor outcomes following liver transplantation, according to a recent US study.
Surgical resection (SR) as a first-line treatment for small perivascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) provides better long-term tumour control than radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a recent study has shown.
The addition of bezafibrate to ursodeoxycholic acid improves biochemical responses over ursodeoxycholic acid alone in patients with primary biliary cholangitis, according to results of the BEZURSO* trial.
Increased levels of plasma proneurotensin (pro-NT) can predict the presence or severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adults, a recent study has shown. Moreover, NT may specifically promote hepatic fat accumulation in dysmetabolic individuals through mechanisms possibly related to increased insulin resistance.
Heeding the advice to eat more vegetables has led to an increase in consumption above the Australian Dietary recommendation of ~375 g/day among overweight participants, a recent study has shown. Tomatoes are a common choice regardless of the time of year, but selections change over time.
Although many patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) use antihistamines, no high-level evidence exists to prove that nonsedating antihistamines reduce itch in patients with AD or provide benefit in controlling AD symptoms, except perhaps sleep and AD comorbidities such as allergic rhinitis, according to a study.