Good history taking coupled with pattern recognition to identify specific subtypes of dementia, along with prudent use of functional and pathological imaging, are vital in the diagnostic approach for dementia.
A recent study by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) indicates that acupuncture may be effective for treating sleep problems in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Meanwhile, investigators from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have uncovered a possible explanation for the cognitive impairment experienced by patients with Parkinson’s disease.
An end-of-life (EOL) care programme in residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs) is shown to markedly reduce rates of accident and emergency department (AED) attendance and hospital admissions, with substantial cost savings.
Insulin icodec, an in-development basal insulin analogue administered once weekly, was as effective as once-daily insulin glargine in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) insufficiently controlled with metformin with or without a DPP-4* inhibitor, according to a phase II trial presented at EASD 2020.
Use of systemic corticosteroids does not reduce in-hospital mortality for patients with severe or critical coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which is in stark contrast to that observed in the RECOVERY clinical trial, according to a study in Wuhan, China.