In patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), vitamin D deficiency is associated with more active and severe disease at baseline and is a predictor of disability and radiographic progression, suggests a study.
Prasugrel appears to do better than ticagrelor in attenuating the combined 1-year risk of death, myocardial infarction (MI), and stroke without increasing bleeding risk in patients with non-ST-segment elevation (NSTE) acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a recent study has shown.
Body mass index (BMI) values that are above average and the development of overweight from childhood to adulthood are risk factors for gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia, but normalizing BMI from childhood to conception reduces such risks, according to a study.
Accelerometer-assessed moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at baseline shows an inverse relationship with incident diabetes among individuals aged ≥50 years, a recent study involving a US Hispanic/Latino population has found.
Following treatment with nivolumab, a programmed death (PD)-1 inhibitor, the expression of inflammatory markers seems to correlate with better survival and treatment response in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients, a recent study has shown. This suggests that antitumour inflammatory mechanisms play a role in the action of nivolumab.
Patients with acute ischaemic stroke undergoing endovascular treatment are at heightened risk of poor functional outcome and symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage (sICH) in the presence of hyperglycaemia at admission, a study has found.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.