Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB), but not diet soft drink, appears to increase the level of uric acid in the blood among adults, suggests a recent study, noting the need to strengthen existing recommendations to reduce SSB intake.
The degree of the acute decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) following treatment with luseogliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, varies widely among patients with type 2 diabetes, a recent study has found.
Severely ill patients with COVID-19 have low levels of several nutrients, with vitamin D and selenium being the most prevalent, a study has found. This suggests the possibility that nutritional deficiencies may increase susceptibility to the disease.
Self-reported flares are common and generally managed by analgesics in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study. In addition, they are substantiated higher activity measures, independently associated with pain and patient-reported swollen joints, and linked to treatment intensification.
Coadministration of DHA and vitamin E supplements results in increased sperm motility, but no significant changes have been observed in sperm morphology and vitality in asthenozoospermic men, a study has shown.
In the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with overactive bladder (OAB), mirabegron and solifenacin yield similar response rates, with the latter producing a greater decrease in urinary symptom severity but exerting a less favourable effect on constipation, a study has found.
In patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) receiving angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, high dosing confers benefits for the risk of death or hospitalization that are similar to that obtained with lower dosing, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.