Tirofiban does not appear to contribute to an increased risk of symptomatic intracerebral haemorrhage in patients with acute ischaemic stroke undergoing endovascular thrombectomy, but rather confers benefits for survival and long-term functional independence, a study has found.
Caffeine does not appear to confer clinically important benefits for motor manifestations in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to a study. Symptomatic effects may not explain epidemiologic links between caffeine and lower PD risk.
Individual whole grain foods and ingredients appear to exert different effects on the risk of developing ischaemic stroke, with higher intake levels of whole grain cold breakfast and bran being protective while those of regular popcorn increasing the risk, according to a study.
Neonatal vitamin D status appears to be significantly but nonlinearly associated with the risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disabilities (ID) in children, a recent China study has shown.
Use of leuprorelin acetate for the long-term treatment of spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), a rare X-linked motor neuron disorder caused by trinucleotide repeat expansion in the androgen receptor gene, may delay the functional decline of SBMA patients, as well as suppress the incidence of pneumonia and death, according to a recent study.
Ginkgo biloba has been shown to improve cognitive as well as neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mixed dementia. During a Schwabe-sponsored symposium last 20 October 2014 held at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, Professor Serge Gauthier of the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging in Quebec, Canada, and Dr Robert Hoerr of the Dr Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co. KG in Germany, discussed studies that support the safety and efficacy of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb 761®) in patients with AD and dementia.
There is no benefit to using ibuprofen over paracetamol in most patients with upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). Steam inhalation therapy also does not offer any advantage, research has shown.