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.
Tirofiban as an adjunct to endovascular thrombectomy in acute ischaemic stroke patients may be beneficial or detrimental depending on the route of administration, such that intravenous treatment leads to high recanalization rate and good outcome, whereas the intra-arterial route is associated with increased bleeding and mortality, according to a study.
An integrated telerehabilitation approach (ITA) confers benefits to individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the treatment of motor symptoms according to the current model of continuity of care, reports a recent study.
The centrally penetrant, selective serotonin 1F (5‐HT1F) receptor agonist lasmiditan appears to adversely affect driving performance at 1.5 hours postdose, but this effect disappears after 8 hours, as shown in a crossover trial.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.