Treatment with COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) leads to a rapid increase in antibodies and is well tolerated in paediatric patients but does not seem to interfere with immune responses measured at 21 days, results of a recent study have shown.
Men who regularly consume inflammation-inducing foods, such as red meat, processed food, fried foods, and sugar-sweetened beverages, among others, tend to have an increased risk of testosterone deficiency (TD), suggests a study.
Prehospital antibiotic therapy (PH-ABT) leads to a marked decrease in the overall rate of bacterial pathogen detection by culture, but not by polymerase chain reaction, in children with parapneumonic pleural effusion (PPE) and pleural empyema (PE), a study has found. PH-ABT also results in a reduced rate of infectious complications but does not have an impact on the overall disease duration.
Consuming caffeinated beverages* during pregnancy – even at levels below the ACOG**-recommended daily dose of 200 mg – may lead to small reductions in neonatal anthropometric measurements, according to a secondary analysis of the NICHD*** Foetal Growth Studies-Singletons.
A treatment combination comprising pomalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone appears to be effective in multiple myeloma patients for whom lenalidomide is no longer an option, including those refractory to lenalidomide, according to the results of the phase III OPTIMISMM trial.
Treatment with guselkumab improved response rates in patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who had inadequate responses to tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, according to the COSMOS* study presented at EULAR 2021.
Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) added to usual care led to a reduction in ischaemic stroke or non-cerebral systemic embolism following cardiac surgery among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to results of the LAAOS* III trial.