A diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome in children has high validity, and the prevalence tends to peak at age 2 years, a new Danish study has found. Paediatric GBS also appears to commonly follow infections, and pain in the lower extremities is a common presentation.
Extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are associated with body mass index (BMI) in the lower or upper quartile, lower haemoglobin level, and higher C-reactive protein (CRP) level, among others, a recent study has shown.
Detection of circulating tumour cells appears to increase the risk of biochemical recurrence in patients with prostate cancer, suggesting that such detection precedes prostate-specific antigen (PSA) risk following surgery in cases of prostate cancer recurrence, reveals a recent study.
Timing of appropriate therapy is important in the management of patients with severe bacterial infections, that is any delay should be avoided to reduce mortality in this population, according to a study.
More lenient harm minimization policies appear to be less effective at cutting alcohol-related problems during young adulthood compared with stricter, zero-tolerance measures, a recent study has found.
Using aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular (CV) diseases appears to confer increased harm and lack of survival benefit, yielding a modest decrease in major adverse CV events but a concomitant elevation in major bleeding, according to a study.
Use of cannabis is moderately associated with physical violence, and this association remains significant regardless of study design and adjustment for confounding factors, such as socioeconomic factors and other substance use, suggests a study.
Use of corticosteroid is not associated with improved outcomes in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients admitted to the hospital with acute exacerbation (AE), reveals a recent study. In addition, corticosteroids may even contribute to reduced overall survival following exacerbation.
Acne is a common skin problem seen in primary care. Dr Wong
Soon Tee of Assurance Skin Clinic at Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore
shares his insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage acne in the primary care
The perception that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) cause multiple serious adverse effects (AEs) is supported by many internists, who then recommend treatment cessation even in patients at high risk for upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), reveals a study.