Although continuous tube feeding is effective in enhancing the tolerance of enteral nutrition, a recent study has found not enough evidence supporting its advantage in calorie intake in patients with haemorrhagic stroke.
Use of rivaroxaban, with or without aspirin, falls short of reducing the number of incident covert infarcts compared with aspirin alone in patients with stable coronary and peripheral vascular disease, according to a study.
Thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy is associated with several neurocognitive outcomes in the offspring, suggest the results of a study. Prompt examination and treatment on thyroid function is urged for pregnant women.
Use of eslicarbazepine acetate over the long term in the treatment of patients with focal epilepsy appears to be well tolerated and induces freedom from seizures, according to the results of an open-label study.
Spicy stimulation appears to trigger an analgesic effect that lasts beyond the taste stimulus, a recent study has found. In contrast, keeping a long-term spicy diet may instead lower the threshold for basal pain sensitivity.
In the treatment of schizophrenia, patients on typical antipsychotics have better memory than those taking clozapine or risperidone, and patients on clozapine have better language function compared with those on risperidone, as shown in a study.