There appears to be a low overall incidence of respiratory adverse events during intramuscular (IM) ketamine sedation in paediatric patients in an emergency department (ED) in Singapore, reports a study. Increased incidence is significantly predicted by age <3 years and a higher initial dose of IM ketamine (4 mg/kg), while a lower risk is associated with manipulation and reduction procedures.
A modified disposable circumcision suture device facilitates simpler and faster procedure in children, with a relatively lower complication rate and better cosmetic results compared with the conventional dorsal slit technique, according to a recent study.
Preterm birth is linked to lowered immune response to hepatitis B vaccine, according to the results of a meta-analysis. On the other hand, low birth weight does not appear to have any impact on immunogenicity.
The use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) significantly improves glycaemic control in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) compared with the use of blood glucose monitoring (BGM), according to the CITY* study.
Use of the prescription stimulant methylphenidate appears to also exert a positive effect on the lower urinary tract in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) but without voiding dysfunction, specifically increasing voided volume and bladder capacity, as shown in a study.
The Lundbeck Neuroscience Symposium was held at Sofitel KL Damansara over 2 days, with extensivediscussions on the management of various mental illnesses. The second day of the symposiumaddressed the topic of schizophrenia management, focusing on treatment goals, the rationale forpartial dopamine D(2) receptor agonism and the use of long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics topromote adherence.
Having migraine during midlife appears to be associated with a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, according to a large population-based longitudinal Danish study presented at the AHS* 2020 Virtual Meeting, indicating that migraine may be a risk factor for dementia.
Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) often suffer from liver abnormalities, which are associated with higher body mass index (BMI), daily consumption of alcohol, more severe disease, and some therapies, according to a recent study.
Pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy significantly improves progression-free survival (PFS) vs chemotherapy alone in patients with previously untreated, locally recurrent inoperable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), results of the KEYNOTE-355 study have shown.