Treatment with tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) appears to reduce the risk of radiographic hand osteoarthritis progression in distal interphalangeal joints but not in proximal interphalangeal joints for up to 10 years, according to a study.
Laparoscopic adhesiolysis in carefully selected patients with chronic abdominal pain confers positive effect lasting beyond 15 years after surgery, according to a new study. However, various abdominal symptoms persist even as patients report pain relief.
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC)-associated intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) and vitamin K antagonists-ICH appear to have similar ICH volume, haematoma expansion, functional outcome and mortality, results of a recent meta-analysis have shown.
The total number of shockwave therapy significantly affects treatment efficacy, according to a recent study, which has shown improved sexual function in erectile dysfunction patients undergoing 12 vs 6 shockwave therapy sessions.
In paediatric patients with Crohn’s disease (CD), using biologics within 3 months of diagnosis may help delay progression to stricturing and/or penetrating disease but not prevent early surgery, according to a study.
A computer-assisted cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT) that combines internet-delivered skill-building modules with about 5 hours of therapeutic contact appears to be as good as a conventional course of CBT that provides over 8 additional hours of therapist contact in the treatment of major depressive disorder, a recent study has found.
It appears that STin2 VNTR (a variable number tandem repeat in intron 2) polymorphisms is related to poststroke neurological recovery following treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), suggests a recent study.
Compared to triple therapy, dual antithrombotic therapy yields reduced bleeding without excess ischaemic and thromboembolic cardiac events in patients with long-term indication to chronic oral anticoagulation following percutaneous coronary intervention, according to a new study.
Exposure to antibiotics during pregnancy, but not in infantile age, appears to carry an increased risk of developing very early onset (VEO) inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children, as reported in a study from Sweden.
Listening to upbeat music during an ECG treadmill stress test significantly prolongs exercise time, suggests a pilot study presented at the American College of Cardiology 2018 (ACC.18) Annual Scientific Session in Orlando, Florida, US.