Somatization is associated with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a study has found. Moreover, somatization consistently drives HRQoL in healthy controls (HC) to the exclusion of other psychosocial concerns.
Bright light therapy done at midday may be an effective and affordable adjunct to antimanic medication in patients with bipolar depression (BD), according to an expert who presented at APA 2021. This brings renewed attention to this natural, somatic treatment primarily used for seasonal depression.
Liver stiffness (LS) measured by either transient (TE) or magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is associated with advanced fibrosis and can independently predict outcomes in patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), suggests a study.
Among patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsy who underwent surgery, those with an incomplete resection of a magnetic resonance imaging‐defined cortical lesion are at risk of late seizure recurrence, as shown in a study.
A recent study has shown that expert surgeons are more efficient and focused in their movement during robot-assisted partial nephrectomy. In addition, automated performance metrics during key steps are associated with objective measures of tumour complexity and may predict clinical outcomes.
Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine is safe for use in individuals 18 years of age and older, but it will likely come with a warning label, says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Not only does the CGRP* inhibitor galcanezumab show sustained efficacy in migraine patients, long-term treatment does not come with excess cardiovascular (CV) risk, according to studies presented at the AAN 2021 Annual Meeting.
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.
Among atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with clinically defined heart failure, catheter ablation yields greater survival gains, freedom from AF recurrence, and quality of life boost than does drug therapy, according to the results of the CABANA AF* substudy.
Combination treatment with three or more antihypertensive drugs provides greater blood pressure (BP)-lowering effect than monotherapy, results of a study have shown. However, the net benefit may be lessened when side effects are considered.