Among patients with hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) released from quarantine, there remain high positive rates of viral shedding, but the duration is not consistent among HFMD patients caused by different serotypes, as indicated by the results of a recent study.
Survivors of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) are commonly readmitted for recurrent UTI, usually related to other medical conditions that require urinary interventions, a recent study has found.
While effective public health messaging may help combat vaccine hesitancy among the general public, alternative policy solutions are needed for a significant minority with strongly held beliefs, a recent study has found.
Mortality from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is higher among liver transplant (LT) recipients, particularly those who are older and have comorbidities, a recent study has shown. Conversely, the use of tacrolimus appears protective against COVID-19 deaths.
Haemodialysis (HD) patients are at higher risk of contracting infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, for their antibodies are lower and the titre declines faster than in the general population, according to a study.
While early-phase clinical trials may demonstrate substantial levels of overall response rates in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), high heterogeneity of evidence prevents the accurate assessment of clinical benefit before patient participation, reports a recent meta-analysis.
The COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford was 79 percent effective overall in preventing symptomatic infections – higher than observed in previous clinical trials of the vaccine – at the interim analysis of a US phase III trial.
Migraine and headache are common ailments of people living in the modern era. Dr Jon Marshall of The Singapore Headache and Migraine Clinic shares his insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage migraine and headache using non-pharmaceutical strategies, with a focus on the manual medicine approach.