Targeting a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level <70 mg/dL following an ischaemic stroke of atherosclerotic origin helps to avoid one in four subsequent major vascular events without increasing the risk of intracranial haemorrhage over about 5 years of follow-up, according to data from the Treat Stroke to Target trial.
Migraine attacks herald the first symptomatic intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) in most individuals with Dutch-type cerebral amyloid angiopathy (D-CAA), although such attacks do not predict an earlier onset of first haemorrhage, as shown in a recent study.
A high body temperature is associated with poorer clinical outcomes in patients with large vessel occlusion stroke undergoing treatment with endovascular thrombectomy (EVT), as reported in a recent study.
Although the use peripheral nerve blocks have increased over time, it remains underutilized for pain control in elderly adults after hip fracture, with a receipt rate of <5 percent in hospitalized patients, a recent study has found.
In the treatment of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, administering the nimodipine via the intraventricular route does not provide greater benefits as compared with the oral route, a recent study has shown.
Use of corticosteroid is not associated with improved outcomes in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients admitted to the hospital with acute exacerbation (AE), reveals a recent study. In addition, corticosteroids may even contribute to reduced overall survival following exacerbation.
Acne is a common skin problem seen in primary care. Dr Wong
Soon Tee of Assurance Skin Clinic at Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore
shares his insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage acne in the primary care
The perception that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) cause multiple serious adverse effects (AEs) is supported by many internists, who then recommend treatment cessation even in patients at high risk for upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), reveals a study.