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Osteoporosis

Dental Work While On Denosumab For Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease where increased bone weakness increases the risk of a broken bone. It is the most common reason for a broken bone among the elderly. Bones that commonly break include the vertebrae in the spine, the bones of the forearm, and the hip. Until a broken bone occurs there are typically no symptoms. Denosumab for up to 10 years Older women…

Emergency Department

Common Drug Interactions in Emergency Department Could Be Prevented

In a recent Rutgers study, 38% of patients discharged from the emergency department had at least one drug interaction resulting from a newly prescribed medicine. The study, which was published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine; identified the most common prescription drug combinations that may result in a negative interaction. “If a new prescription given in…

Radiation Therapy

Johns Hopkins Study Light On Resistance To Radiation Treatment

A new Johns Hopkins study offers promise towards someday being able to non-invasively examine changes in cancerous tumors to determine whether; they’ll respond to radiation treatment; before treatment even begins. because The findings, published Feb. 28 in Cancer Research; can potentially help identify subsets of patients that are best suited for radiation treatment; thereby reducing…

Radiodaignosis

PENTAX Medical Introduces New Electrosurgical for Plasma Coagulation.

PENTAX Medical announces the addition of new dedicated electrosurgical and argon plasma coagulation (APC) platforms the ENDO ARC and ENDO PLUS  to its therapeutic accessories range. The launch of these units strengthens PENTAX Medical’s integrated endoscopy solutions offering, completing the pathway from screening to diagnostics and into therapeutics. Specialist platforms These world class specialist platforms…

Vaping

Electronic Cigarettes: Linked To Wheezing In Adults

Electronic cigarette use (“vaping”) is associated with wheezing in adults, according to a new study published in the journal Tobacco Control. People who vaped were nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing compared to people who didn’t regularly use tobacco products. Wheezing, caused by narrowed or abnormal airways; is often a precursor to other serious health…

Asthma

Asthma Patients Respond To Corticosteroid Therapy

Physicians will be able to predict which of their patients with severe asthma are likely to benefit from treatment with systemic corticosteroids and which might only suffer their side effects with help from a dozen clinical variables researchers have identified using machine learning techniques. Physicians already have some clues about which patients are most helped…

General medicine

Study Finds Patient Messages Help Predict Medication Adherence

Around two-thirds of patients treated for breast cancer will have had hormone-sensitive tumors and, after their initial treatment, will be advised to undergo hormone therapy for five to 10 years to prevent recurrence. But around half of these patients will for various reasons decide to discontinue these drugs early and face increased risk of recurrence.…

Hip osteoarthritis

Catastrophizing Associated With Hip Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of joint disease that results from the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. Initially, symptoms may occur only following exercise; but over time may become constant. Other symptoms may include joint swelling, decreased range of motion; and, weakness or numbness of the arms and…

Disease in Bangladesh

Diarrhoea: Lessons From Bangladesh

Diarrhoea in children is caused by viral illnesses, notably rotavirus which accounts for 45% of diarrhoea cases. In their 2019 Annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates wrote that they got their impetus for starting their foundation from a news story about hundreds of thousands of kids in poor countries dying from diarrhoea. Diarrhoea, you say?…

AIDS

HIV Patients: Anti-retroviral Drug Regimens Provide 'Lazarus Effect'

Treatment of the HIV/AIDS epidemic has seen remarkable advancements with the advent of the latest anti-retroviral drug therapy; and powerful tools to test for drug resistance; making the infection almost “undetectable” in patients who strictly comply with their medication therapy; a just-published perspective article by a clinical team at the University of Arizona College of…

Steroid injections

Steroid Treatment Have Lower Birth Weight

Steroid injections given to mothers at risk of giving birth prematurely are linked to babies being born with lower body weights. In a study of more than a quarter of a million births; researchers found an association between steroid treatment used to help an unborn baby’s lungs develop and reduced birth weight. The association was…