Long-Term Effects of Antivirals in Patients with HBV-Related Cirrhosis

A new prospective, multicenter, longitudinal study sought to assess the long-term effects of antiviral therapy in patients with HBV-related decompensated cirrhosis.

For Idiopathic Pericarditis, Is Standard Therapy Still the Best?

A review in Pharmacotherapy explores both contemporary pharmacotherapeutic therapies and emerging treatments and management strategies for pericarditis.

How Effective Is Drug Therapy in Treating Anxiety and Comorbid Alcohol Use Disorders?

While anxiety disorders frequently co-occur with alcohol dependence, few studies have examined the effects of pharmacotherapy in improving treatment response and reducing symptoms in patients with anxiety disorders that are comorbid with substance use disorders.

Many Seniors Not Reporting Falls to Physician

Millions of Americans aged 65 and older fall every year, but, fewer than half may tell their doctor.

Current Smoking Reduces Survival in Prostate Cancer

Current smoking reduces odds of survival in prostate cancer, according to a new study.

Sugary Drink Consumption Tied to Earlier Menarche

Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may begin menstruating earlier than girls who don't, independent of BMI.

Postmenopausal Weight Changes May Increase Fracture Risk

The risk of fractures appears to increase with both weight gain and loss in older women.

"Berry" Good News for Reducing BP, Arterial Stiffness

For postmenopausal women with pre- and stage 1-hypertension, daily blueberry consumption may reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness.

Remission in Crohn's: Most Effective Tx ID'ed in Meta-Analysis

For adult patients with Crohn's disease, adalimumab and infliximab + azathioprine are most effective for induction and maintenance of remission, according to a meta-analysis.

Core Needle Biopsy Helpful With Cervical Lymphadenopathy

Research is reporting that core needle biopsy (CNB) is a more sensitive tool than fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) for cervical lymphadenopathy evaluation.