A single dose of oral azithromycin with or without amoxicillin falls short of reducing the risk of maternal peripartum or neonatal infection among women experiencing prolonged labour or rupture of membranes at term, a study has found.
A single dose of nirsevimab significantly reduced the incidence of medically attended respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-confirmed lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in healthy infants during their first RSV season, according to the MELODY* study presented at IDWeek 2021.
Patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) treated with dapagliflozin experienced improvements in symptoms and physical limitations, according to results of the PRESERVED-HF study presented at HFSA 2021.
Tocilizumab does not seem to prevent the progression of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to critical disease but may still be valuable in severely ill patients when used during the early inflammatory stages, a recent study has found.
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with cilostazol performs better than either aspirin or clopidogrel alone at reducing the risk of recurrent stroke or vascular events without increasing the incidence of bleeding for patients with ischaemic stroke and intracranial arterial stenosis, according to the results of the CSPS.com* trial.
Consumption of wheat bran (WB) with reduced particle size (RPS) increases concentrations of fasting serum short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) in obese individuals, a study has shown. Such changes, however, do not appear to have beneficial effects on health parameters.