In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are receiving biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) and in remission, relapse is less likely when bDMARDs are tapered rather than discontinued, a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
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The researchers explored that the folic acid supplementation and folate status in pregnancy are associated with reduced risk of autistic traits owing to in utero AED exposure. The study findings were published in the JAMA Neurology
In an ASSURE (Adjuvant Sorafenib or Sunitinib for Unfavorable Renal Carcinoma) trial, researchers compared two different kinase inhibitors used in the setting with a placebo control arm. The trial sought to find whether removing any suspicious lymph nodes at the time of the nephrectomy might improve results. The team aimed at to wipe out any remaining micrometastatic disease and the results of the analysis are published in the Journal of Urology.
Astronauts float weightlessly through space, and the condition of weightlessness is something many would love to experience. However, in addition to producing both physical and psychological stress, a trip into space affects our core body temperature.
According to the first placebo-controlled trial in shoulder surgery, decompression surgery does not reduce shoulder pain any more than placebo surgery for people with shoulder impingement that is when the tendon rubs and catches in the joint. The study was published in The Lancet.
Loyola Medicine is the leading center in Illinois offering a new noninvasive test for heart disease that now is covered by Medicare. The test employs CT scans to calculate blood flow through coronary arteries. In some patients, this may eliminate the need for an invasive coronary angiogram.
A new study carried out by the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Institute of Global Health of Barcelona (ISGlobal), associates for the first time mild obsessive-compulsive symptoms, to characteristics and specific alterations of the cerebral anatomy.
A group of researchers at Osaka University developed a synthetic tissue using synovium-derived mesenchymal stem cells ( MSCs ) for treating damaged cartilage, which had previously been incurable and had no effective therapies.
Motion-based lab technology can help physical therapists, clinicians and athletic trainers analyze how we move–it also is very expensive. A new study from University of Missouri researchers is finding that the depth camera often associated with video game systems can provide a variety of healthcare providers with objective information to improve patient care.
A new study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health has reported that headaches, back pain and other vexing conditions have made people turn to alternative forms of treatment. The findings revealed that women and those with higher education use complementary and alternative medicine more often than others.
The response evaluation criteria in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) were designed for the assessment of chemotherapy and targeted molecular agents.The researchers investigated the accuracy of 3-mo 18F-FDG PET/CT for the identification of HL patients responding to immune-checkpoint blockade by anti–programmed death 1 antibodies (anti-PD1).
According to a new research from Germany, deep sedation is a comparable, safe alternative to general anesthesia for patients undergoing percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) for mitral regurgitation.