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Roshini Claire Anthony, 5 days ago

A genotype-guided approach to warfarin dosing may result in fewer dose adjustments in Asian patients, according to a study from Singapore.

10 Aug 2018

Fungal microbiome, also called the mycobiome, appears to be highly variable in patients with well-characterized fungal diseases, a recent study has shown. Moreover, severe asthmatics have the highest fungal loads, along with those receiving steroid and antifungal therapy.

Tristan Manalac, 6 days ago
The risk of complicated appendicitis is lower in children with IgE-mediated allergy, according to a recent study.
21 Jul 2018
Although many patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) use antihistamines, no high-level evidence exists to prove that nonsedating antihistamines reduce itch in patients with AD or provide benefit in controlling AD symptoms, except perhaps sleep and AD comorbidities such as allergic rhinitis, according to a study.

Actinic keratosis risk greater in taller people

31 Jul 2018

There appears to be a significant and positive correlation between height and actinic keratosis (AK), according to a recent South Korea study.

The study included 17,386,083 participants who were divided into five groups according to height. A total of 49,287 AK cases were reported, yielding an incidence rate of 0.314 per 1,000 person-years. AK was most common in participants above the age of 60 years.

Multivariate analysis showed that AK was significantly associated with height. Compared with those in the first quintile, the incidence rate of AK was higher in participants who were in the highest quintile of height (0.32755 vs 0.29771 per 1,000 person-years), as was the likelihood of AK (hazard ratio [HR], 1.284; 95 percent CI, 1.242–1.326).

The risk of AK was likewise significantly higher in participants who were in the second (HR, 1.073; 1.04–1.07), third (HR, 1.193; 1.158–1.23) and fourth (HR, 1.207; 1.169–1.246) quintiles of height. The associations were significant even after adjusting for demographic and socioeconomic factors, alcohol consumption, smoking status, and comorbidities.

In subgroup analyses, the correlation between height and AK risk was more pronounced in males (Q5 vs Q1: HR, 1.375; 1.306–1.447) than in females (Q5 vs Q1: HR, 1.237; 1.184–1.291) and in those at least (Q5 vs Q1: HR, 1.341; 1.285–1.4) vs younger (Q5 vs Q1: HR, 1.222; 1.161–1.286) than 65 years of age.

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Roshini Claire Anthony, 5 days ago

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