Digital biomarkers collected by smartphones and wearable sensors may help detect behavioural and physiological changes signalling symptom burden in pancreatic cancer patients before and after surgery, according to a recent study.
Individuals who use anticoagulants appear to have decreased bone density and quality—an effect that is seen with direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) but more pronounced with warfarin, a study reports.
A recent study reports that it is feasible to discontinue immunosuppressive therapy in lupus nephritis patients who have been in remission for at least 3 years and on antimalarial therapy. In those who develop flares after withdrawal, remission can be recaptured with appropriate treatment.
In patients with inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), balloon pulmonary angioplasty seems to improve haemodynamics, but has no effect on oxygenation and desaturation, leading to residual symptoms, a recent study has found.
Undergoing a structured weight loss programme after ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) does not confer significant reduction in AF burden compared with usual care, according to the SORT-AF* study presented at EHRA 2021.
Clear communication with patients is necessary to prevent therapeutic errors when prescribing methotrexate (MTX) for the first time, according to a study. Older age, higher total dose, and longer treatment duration are predictive of the presence of clinical manifestations.
The anti-PD-1 antibody tislelizumab may help improve patient outcomes vs docetaxel as second- or third-line treatment for advanced or metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) regardless of histology or PD-L1 expression, interim findings from the phase III RATIONALE 303 study have shown.
In patients with coronary artery disease or undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, genotype-guided antiplatelet treatment may reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), stent thrombosis, and myocardial infarction (MI) without increasing the risk of bleeding over a long follow-up period, results of a recent study have shown.
Migraine and headache are common ailments of people living in the modern era. Dr Jon Marshall of The Singapore Headache and Migraine Clinic shares his insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage migraine and headache using non-pharmaceutical strategies, with a focus on the manual medicine approach.
The effect of cannabidiol (CBD) in the treatment of patients with Lennox–Gastaut syndrome may occur within 7 days of initiation, and most adverse events resolve within a 14-week period, a study reports.
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.