Discontinuing the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in the treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia appears to be feasible in real-life clinical practice in the context of close molecular monitoring, a study reports.
There appears to be no evidence proving that devices with atrial fibrillation (AF) detection measure blood pressure (BP) more accurately than other devices, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis. Moreover, validation is needed in more home or ambulatory automated BP monitors in patients with AF.
Women with poor diet quality during pregnancy are likely to give birth to infants with higher birthweight and or are large-for-gestational age, a study reports. The risk of excess foetal growth may be attenuated by substitution of empty calories with whole grains.
Young people who engage in “dual-harm” behaviour appear to have difficulties in self-control and are immersed in violence from a young age, a study has found. A treatment- rather than punishment-oriented approach is recommended to meet these individuals’ needs.
Baseline nonalcoholic fatty liver disease activity score (NAS), concentration of triglycerides and decreasing alanine aminotransferase levels all predicted the response of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients to obeticholic acid (OCA), a recent study has shown.
Use of standard-dose aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appears to confer protection against the risk of endometrial cancer in overweight and obese women, according to a meta-analysis.
Less than 15 percent of Singaporean adolescents get the recommended 8–10 hours of sleep on a school night, reports a recent study, noting that such short sleep duration is linked to symptoms of depression, overweight or obesity, and poorer self-rated health.
Obstructive sleep apnoea may increase the risk of male-pattern baldness in men with a family history of hair loss, and this association appears to be mediated by low serum transferrin saturation levels related to hypoxia, a study suggests.