Both obesity and excessive weight gain in middle age bear a heightened risk of cognitive impairment at old age, according to a study. Conversely, excessive weight loss is not associated with a risk increase, although it may serve as an early marker of a “long and insidious process of cognitive decline.”
The addition of endovascular treatment (EVT) to standard medical treatment (SMT) in patients with acute ischaemic stroke (AIS) attributable to basilar artery occlusion (BAO) was associated with improved functional outcomes and reduced mortality, according to the results of the nonrandomized, prospective BASILAR* study presented at ISC 2020.
Administering daily oral doses of adjunctive perampanel is safe and well tolerated in the treatment of young and older children with focal seizures or generalized tonic‐clonic seizures, in addition to yielding about 40–70 percent reduction in seizure frequency, according to data from the open-label 311 Core Study.
A US-based retrospective cohort study has shown no difference in the rates of mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) with initiation and continuous use of either analogue or human insulin in insulin-naïve adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D).
The amphetamine derivative fenfluramine, previously marketed as an appetite suppressant to manage obesity, delivers a different promise in a new phase III trial by showing its anti-epileptic potential in children and young adults with Dravet syndrome.
Impaired endothelium-independent vascular smooth muscle reactivity negotiates the relationship between poor cognitive performance and high visceral adiposity in elderly adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a new Singapore study.
A large Canadian population-based study links living near major roads and highways with higher incidence of non-Alzheimer’s dementia (NAD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and multiple sclerosis (MS).
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.