Specific metabolic parameters such as waist circumference and C-reactive protein are elevated, whereas high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels are reduced in the presence of high levels of depression and perceived stress, a study has reported.
A nondipping blood pressure (BP) pattern among normotensive chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients does not signal an increased risk of rapid decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate, according to a retrospective study.
A UK study has recently found that while adalimumab is clinically effective in uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), its cost-effectiveness compared with methotrexate alone in the UK setting is not demonstrated.
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.