Sorafenib, in combination with conventional transarterial chemoembolization (cTACE), does not significantly improve overall survival (OS) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients, relative to sorafenib alone, a recent study has found.
In patients with acute central retinal vein occlusion, a history of systemic hypertension and presenting with worse visual acuity and a relative afferent pupillary defect predict the development of neovascular glaucoma, a retrospective study has shown.
There appears to be a high incidence of arterial and venous thrombosis among patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV), particularly during the first year of diagnosis, according to a study.
Excessive drinking of coffee appears to moderately increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), suggests a study. However, genetic variants influencing metabolism do not influence this association.
A subgroup of patients with HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection who ceased their long-term nucleotide analogue treatment maintained virological suppression, pointing to a group of patients who may be suitable for treatment cessation, according to a recent study.
Use of mirabegron in the treatment of men with overactive bladder (OAB) appears to effectively alleviate urgency and storage symptoms, but not reduce the frequency of micturition episodes, according to data from the MIRACLE study.