In immunocompetent patients admitted at a community hospital, comorbidities such as advanced gastric cancer and atrophic gastritis (AG), as well as treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPI), seem to aggravate the risk of developing oesophageal candidiasis (EC), a recent study has found.
The Danish OPUS early intervention services for first-episode psychosis have not only maintained its efficacy following implementation as a standard treatment but have paralleled or even exceeded many of the effects noted during the randomized trial of the intervention, reports a study.
The US Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 booster shots for eligible populations amid reports of waning immunity and breakthrough infections.
A total diet replacement programme produces greater weight loss among people with obesity as compared with support from a practice nurse, with the benefit persisting to at least 3 years, a study has found.
Interdisciplinary treatment for chronic pain lowers the rate of related sickness absences from work, a recent study has found. A history of such absences is the strongest predictor for the future need to skip work due to chronic pain-related symptoms.