Use of antipsychotics results in an elevated risk of acute respiratory failure (ARF) in adult patients, results of a recent study have shown. This risk is dose-dependent and significantly greater with current use of antipsychotics agents at doses of 1 defined daily dose and above.
People who drink alcohol at a high frequency are more likely to develop albuminuria due to their salt intake, a recent study has found. Dietary salt restrictions of these people may have a renoprotective effect.
Chronic pain patients show high degrees of interest in nonpharmacological, behavioural interventions to their condition, a recent study has found. This interest is even greater among patients whose doctors recommended these treatments.
A new gadolinium-based contrast agent, gadopiclenol, at clinical and supraclinical doses does not result in prolonged QT interval and has an acceptable safety profile among healthy volunteers, a recent study has found.
A new study has shown that using the Kane toric formula significantly enhances the prediction of postoperative astigmatic outcome in comparison to other modern toric intraocular lens (IOL) formulas analysed.
The use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II type-1 receptor blockers (ARBs) seem to protect against confusion in patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with hypertension, a recent Japan study has found.
Cupping seems to help ease short-term pain intensity and disability, reports a recent meta-analysis, although further studies are needed due to high clinical heterogeneity and risks of bias in the existing literature.
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.
The substitution of isoleucine to leucine at amino acid 97 (I97L) in the core region of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) seems to reduce its potency, decreasing the efficiency of both infection and the synthesis of the virus’ covalently closed circular (ccc) DNA, reports a new study presented at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD 2020).