Seasonal influenza is associated with a heightened risk of hospitalization in pregnant women during all trimesters but not the postpartum period, with the risk varying by influenza type and ethnicity, a study has found.
Treatment with ospemifene is effective and safe in postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal atrophy, producing significant improvements in the number of vaginal superficial and parabasal cells, vaginal pH, and vaginal dryness severity, according to the results of a phase III trial.
Combination therapy with letrozole and clomiphene citrate yields a higher ovulation rate in women with infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared with letrozole alone, according to the results of an open-label trial.
A panel of four international and local experts shared the latest clinical evidence and discussed practical aspects on optimal patient care during a Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) workshop on iron deficiency and patient blood management.
Children whose mothers have experienced psychological distress, such as anxiety and depressive symptoms, during pregnancy are more likely to contract recurrent respiratory infections by age 2 years, a recent study has found.
An association exists between poor/intermediate preconceptional cardiovascular (CV) health and pregnancy outcomes of preterm birth and small for gestational age (SGA) infants among women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), suggests a recent study.
In mothers chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), the presence of HBV DNA and hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) in the serum appears to be linked to cord blood viraemia in infants, according to a recent Singapore study.
Olanzapine confers a modest therapeutic effect on weight compared with placebo in adult outpatients with anorexia nervosa, a study has shown. However, it does not appear to offer significant benefit for psychological symptoms.
A latest study at ISC 2019 shows that even patients with large-core stroke damage can have a good outcome after mechanical clot removal with endovascular thrombectomy (EVT), depending on the size of the infarct and time lapses between stroke onset and treatment.
Treatment with secukinumab results in a higher rate of remission or low-disease activity at week 16 in patients with psoriatic arthritis as compared with placebo, according to a posthoc analysis of the FUTURE 2 study. This effect is sustained at 2 years and is evident in both tumour necrosis factor inhibitor-experienced and -naïve patients.