In overweight and obese adults, consumption of milk, water, sugar-sweetened soft drinks and noncalorie soft drinks appears to have comparable effects on the markers of type 2 diabetes, a recent study has shown.
The combination of low-dose rivaroxaban and aspirin reduces the incidence of major adverse limb events (MALE) in patients with stable lower-extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD), a sub-study of the COMPASS* trial has shown.
Patients who lose ≥8 percent of their excess weight via a 1-month-long surgeon-recommended low-calorie diet prior to undergoing primary vertical sleeve gastrectomy (SG) or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) have a greater rate of excess weight loss up to 1 year following the procedure, a recent study found.
Initial response to therapy plays a predictive role in psoriatic arthritis, such that disease activity levels 3 months after treatment initiation may be used to evaluate the potential for achieving therapeutic targets at later time points, as reported in a recent study.
The approved psoriasis therapy ustekinumab also reduces aortic vascular inflammation, along with improved psoriasis severity, compared with placebo in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis, according to the VIP-U* study presented at the 2018 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, US.
Use of abiraterone acetate plus prednisolone/prednisone (AAP) in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) appears to yield more favourable survival gains in patients with metastatic hormone-naïve prostate cancer (mHNPC) as compared with add-on docetaxel, according to recent data from the STOPCAP* systematic review and network meta-analysis.
Compared to triple therapy, dual antithrombotic therapy yields reduced bleeding without excess ischaemic and thromboembolic cardiac events in patients with long-term indication to chronic oral anticoagulation following percutaneous coronary intervention, according to a new study.
Exposure to antibiotics during pregnancy, but not in infantile age, appears to carry an increased risk of developing very early onset (VEO) inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children, as reported in a study from Sweden.
Listening to upbeat music during an ECG treadmill stress test significantly prolongs exercise time, suggests a pilot study presented at the American College of Cardiology 2018 (ACC.18) Annual Scientific Session in Orlando, Florida, US.