Among older patients with chronic low back pain and depression who are treated with venlafaxine, exposure to opioids is associated with reduced likelihood of achieving early pain response but not that of attaining the combined pain/depression outcome, a study has shown.
Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) help reduce depression and anxiety and improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the short-term among patients with heart failure (HF), according to preliminary evidence of a systematic review.
Acceptance is an important psychological resource that healthcare professionals can tap to improve quality of life (QoL) and mental health in individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI), results of a recent systematic review suggest.
Unhealthy eating behaviours, such as delaying or skipping breakfast and eating higher proportions of food later in the day, are associated with a higher likelihood of a mood disorder among adults, a study suggests.
Exposure to corticosteroids in patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) appears to contribute to increased risks of cataract, diabetes and bone fractures, a study has found. Notably, the fracture risk is elevated at low doses, while the risk of adverse events overall is dose-dependent and is reversible.
In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and stable coronary artery disease (CAD), rivaroxaban monotherapy is noninferior to combination treatment with an antiplatelet therapy in terms of cutting the risk of cardiovascular events and mortality, according to data from the AFIRE trial.
Supplementation with oral nano vitamin D appears to moderate disease activity and severity grade of patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC), suggests a study, adding that this association is more evident in those achieving a target vitamin D level of 40 ng/mL.