General dental practitioners who are less trained and less confident in administering local anaesthesia are more likely to inappropriately prescribe antibiotics not in accordance to guidelines, a recent study has found.
Children whose mothers had taken fish oil supplements during the second half of pregnancy appeared to have better problem-solving skills and attention focus at age 10 vs those whose mothers had consumed folic acid alone or no supplements at all in a study presented at WCPGHAN 2021.
Use of systemic sirolimus therapy (SST) provides a survival benefit in infants and children with moderate-to-severe pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) that persists even after adjusting the analysis for survival bias, a study has found.
Moderate aortic stenosis (AS) has been linked to a significantly higher risk of mortality in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF; HFrEF), reveals a study. Aortic valve replacement (AVR), especially transcatheter AVR during follow-up, appears to improve survival in patients with HFrEF and moderate AS.
Laparoscopic antireflux surgery is a safe procedure overall, especially in young patients with no severe comorbidities, a recent study has found. High-volume centres, likely because of the experience of their surgical teams, also deliver better results.
In patients with cirrhosis, use of antiplatelets appears to contribute to increased risk of bleeding and decompensation events, according to a study. Meanwhile, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with significant early bleeding only, whereas anticoagulants have a null effect on both outcomes.
Year 6 and 7 cumulative data from the Mirena Extension Trial suggest that the efficacy and safety of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) as a contraceptive method is maintained over this time frame.
In a webinar held on 27 March 2021, paediatric
endocrinology nurses Karen Blair,
Kate Davies, and Siti Zarina Yaakop shared
insights and clinical experience based
on their frontline roles in caring for patients
with central precocious puberty (CPP)
and supporting their family members.