Despite condition-related complications, pregnancy in women with idiopathic noncirrhotic portal hypertension results in favourable foetal outcomes in a majority of cases reaching 20 weeks of gestation, reports a new study.
Both continuous (CAT) and intermittent (IAT) aerobic physical training are effective in improving sexual function in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as well as reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, a recent study has found.
Greater maternal protein correlates with higher birth weight and neonatal birth length, suggests a recent study. In contrast to fat mass (FM) and total body water (TBW) gains, protein accretion may be the most significant component of maternal gestational weight gain (GWG) in dichorionic twin gestations.
A strong belief in the necessity of medication is associated with better adherence to oral disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or prednisone, while higher self-efficacy correlates with poor adherence, in a diverse cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggests a study.
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) displays comparable rates of mortality and serious composite outcomes but a higher rate of target-vessel revascularization at 10 years relative to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with significant left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease, reports a study. On the other hand, CABG delivers lower mortality and serious composite outcome rates compared with PCI with drug-eluting stents after 5 years.
Apixaban slashes the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) by 90 percent in cancer patients compared with the low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) dalteparin, with no increase in major bleeding risk, according to the ADAM VTE study presented at ASH 2018.