While adding varenicline to weekly counselling for smoking cessation did not improve abstinence rates among adolescent smokers at the end of treatment, it may promote earlier abstinence and sustained response to varenicline post-treatment, a study finds.
Higher cardiorespiratory fitness may result in lower healthcare expenditures among individuals with and without diabetes, a study has shown. In addition, the association between fitness and cost savings is particularly evident among those with diabetes.
About 7 percent of diazoxide‐treated paediatric patients with hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia develop pulmonary hypertension (PH), with risk factors including congenital heart disease and fluid overload, as shown in a retrospective study.
The risk of having exacerbations in patients with asthma is high in the presence of high body mass index (BMI) and comorbid rhinitis, although attacks cause no further reduction in quality of life, according to a recent study.
A shorter regimen comprising a seven-drug cocktail which included high-dose moxifloxacin for 9 months was noninferior to the WHO*-recommended long regimen of 20 months for treating rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (TB), according to the STREAM** study, providing a feasible and lower-cost treatment option in resource-poor setting.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 31 January 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.