18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) has been widely used for staging, response evaluation, and prognosis prediction. Researchers have investigated the prognostic role of PET/CT in NHL patients before and after autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT).
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According to a new study published in the Journal of JAMA Internal Medicine, participants in the SPRINT trial 65 or 70 years or older without diagnosed cardiovascular disease (CVD) who were taking statins at baseline had no significant differences in primary outcomes compared with those not taking statins with or without adjustment for non-random statin use.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA), and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) have published the first clinical practice guidelines for anticoagulation therapy during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB).
From an observed study, researchers examined a 68-year-old African American man presented to the emergency department with 72 hours of progressively worsening diffuse abdominal pain, distension, nausea, and nonbilious emesis. He was previously healthy and had no prior abdominal operations.
According to a systematic review, sacral and percutaneous tibial neuromodulation improves symptoms in many patients with non-neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction
According to results from an open-label randomized trial, extended-pulsed fidaxomicin, delivering 20 doses over a longer time period after initial daily dosing, appears superior to standard-dose vancomycin for sustained cure of Clostridium difficile infection in patients age 60 or older.The study results was published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) in collaboration with scientists from Canada have identified unique epigenetic signatures for nine neurodevelopmental disorders lending to a better method of diagnosis for disorders with much clinical overlap. The epigenetic signatures were developed through methylation analysis and were reported in The American Journal of Human Genetics .
On average, former elite athletes survive longer than their brothers. In addition, their self-rated health and health-related habits are better in comparison to their brothers at an older age. This was clarified by Master of Health Sciences (Sports and Exercise Medicine) Titta Kontro from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä. The study included in total 900 former elite athletes and their brothers.
A major review by UNSW Sydney medical researchers has identified strong evidence that a virus called Enterovirus D68 is the cause of a mystery polio-like illness that has paralyzed children in the US, Canada, and Europe.
A researcher examined the study from an Optimal patient positioning is perceived as an essential factor to increase the success of performing neuraxial blockade. A main aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of using a visual image in addition to verbal instructions to optimize positioning for spinal block. Patient positioning can also independently predict the success of performing neuraxial anesthesia.
A new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine has shown that six months after visiting the emergency room (ER), seniors were 14% more likely to have acquired a disability (an inability to independently bathe, dress, climb down a flight of stairs, shop, manage finances or carry a package, for instance) than older adults of the same age, with a similar illness, who did not end up in the ER.
The recently approved combination of dolutegravir and rilpivirine is effective for maintaining virological suppression in adults with HIV-1, according to results from the SWORD-1 and SWORD-2 noninferiority studies.