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.
Both auscultation with a stethoscope and umbilical cord palpitation are accurate methods of estimating heart rate (HR) in newborns at risk for resuscitation, but the former may have a slight edge, a recent study has shown.
No substantial difference in infection risk is seen between biologics and nonbiologics among children with psoriasis, reveals a recent study. There is also no robust difference between systemic treatment and phototherapy.
Midpregnancy maternal body mass index (BMI) and glycaemia show an independent and additive association with direct adiposity measures in children aged 10–14 years, suggests a study. The combination of maternal obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) correlates with the highest risk of childhood adiposity.
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.