Biologics During Pregnancy in Women with IBD and Risk of Infantile Infections

Am J Gastro.
Feb 25, 2021

Biologics use during pregnancy in women with IBD is not associated with the overall risk of infantile infections or serious infections requiring antibiotics or hospitalizations but is associated with an increased risk of upper respiratory infections.

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Predicting Edema Resolution After DMEK for Fuchs Dystrophy Using Scheimpflug Tomography

JAMA
Feb 25, 2021

To precisely predict the amount of edema resolution after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty, 5 factors were required: 2 features were visible on tomography maps and 3 were indicators of corneal profile and structure.

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Photobiomodulation Therapy is Able to Modulate PGE2 Levels in Patients With Chronic Non-Specific LBP

Lasers Surg. Med.
Feb 24, 2021

Results suggest that PBMT was able to modulate prostaglandin E(2) levels, indicating that this may be one of the mechanisms involved in the analgesic effects of PBMT in patients with LBP.

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Premature Menopause, Clonal Hematopoiesis, and CAD in Postmenopausal Women

Circulation
Feb 24, 2021

Natural premature menopause may serve as a risk signal for predilection to develop CHIP and CHIP-associated cardiovascular disease.

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Genetic determinants of survival in progressive supranuclear palsy

The Lancet
Feb 23, 2021

Genetic variation at the LRRK2 locus was associated with survival in PSP. The mechanism of this association might be through a lncRNA-regulated effect on LRRK2 expression because LINC02555 has previously been shown to regulate LRRK2 expression.

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Effect of High-Intensity Strength Training on Knee Pain and Knee Joint Compressive Forces Among Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis

JAMA
Feb 23, 2021

The findings do not support the use of high-intensity strength training over low-intensity strength training or an attention control in adults with knee osteoarthritis.

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Outcomes of Infection and Risk of Mortality in Liver Transplant Patients with Simultaneous Splenectomy

J Gastrointest Surg
Feb 22, 2021

Although simultaneous splenectomy does not increase the incidence of infection, simultaneous splenectomy definitely carries risks of infection-related mortality in liver transplantation.

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The effect of vitamin D supplementation on acute respiratory tract infection in older Australian adults

The Lancet
Feb 22, 2021

Findings suggest that routine vitamin D supplementation of a population that is largely vitamin D replete is unlikely to have a clinically relevant effect on acute respiratory tract infection

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Ablation of AF in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

J Am Heart Ass.
Feb 19, 2021

AF ablation in patients with HCM is effective for long-term rhythm control, and especially patients with paroxysmal AF undergoing pulmonary vein isolation have a good clinical outcome.

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