In spite of the increasing importance of guidelines in India and the growing interest in the use of evidence in them, almost nothing is known about the development and quality of Indian guidelines, and how evidence is used in the guideline development process. In the present study, experts aimed to fill this knowledge gap with respect to Indian guidelines for four conditions with highest disease burden in India.
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A new Neurology & Urodynamics study has demonstrated a link between endometriosis and a subsequent diagnosis of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC).
In this study, researchers aimed to determine the risk of BPS/IC among women with endometriosis compared to the general population during a 3-year period following the diagnosis. The study is the largest nationwide population-based study, investigating the relationship between endometriosis and subsequent risk of developing BPS/IC.
The presence of specific types of vaginal bacteria may be associated with an increased risk for chlamydia infection, finds a small, but well powered study published online in Sexually Transmitted Infections.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance encouraging manufacturers to consider radiation safety of pediatric populations in the design of x-ray imaging devices. But pediatric X-ray imaging safety does not rest solely on the shoulders of manufacturers. Medical professionals and caregivers also have an important role to play, a study suggests.
A new study identifies predictors of intentions in providing sickness leave using the theory of planned behaviour (TPB). However, intentions alone may be insufficient to determine behaviour due to an intention-behaviour gap, according to researchers.
E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Testing new clinical drugs' effect on heart tissue could become quicker and more straightforward, thanks to new research. The study sets out a new, faster method for manufacturing a 'heart-on-a-chip,' which can be used to test the reaction of heart tissue to external stimuli.
About 1 in every 160 pregnancies in the United States ends in stillbirth . A new study suggests many of these tragedies are "potentially" avoidable, with better prenatal and obstetric care , that stillbirth rate might improve. The study was published in the Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Major beer companies have rolled out marketing campaigns and products that pair beer with university colors, mascots, and logos. The research published in Psychological Science shows that such campaigns may enhance the motivational significance of marketed beer brands, especially for students who identify strongly with their university. The researchers conclude that this effect could potentially increase underage students' alcohol consumption.
A research team developed a new laboratory test for synthetic opioids and heroin using saliva and to investigate the prevalence of these drugs among prisoners and arrestees.
A new international study, published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (ARD), has made an important discovery about the key role of macrophages, a type of immune cell, in systemic sclerosis (SSc), a chronic autoimmune disease which currently has no cure.
New research published in Geriatrics & Gerontology International has found that tooth loss may contribute to musculoskeletal frailty in the old people ( age>50) with fewer than 20 teeth being at greatest risk.