Clinical Profiles and Mortality Rates Are Similar for Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

J Hepatology
May 22, 2024

NAFLD and MASLD are similar except individuals with MASLD seem to be older with slightly higher mortality risk, likely owing to cardiometabolic risk factors. Clinical profiles and non-invasive test thresholds were also identical. These data provide evidence that NAFLD and MASLD terminologies can be used interchangeably.

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Effect of Empagliflozin on Heart Failure Outcomes After Acute Myocardial Infarction

Circulation
May 21, 2024

Empagliflozin reduced the risk of HF in patients with left ventricular dysfunction or congestion after acute myocardial infarction.

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Drug Survival of Methotrexate and Predictor Factors for Discontinuation in Psoriasis

Int J Dermatol
May 20, 2024

MTX is a valuable, cost-effective option for long-term treatment of psoriasis although drug survival is not comparable with that of biological treatments.

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Telehealth Privacy and Security Tips

Skyscape
May 25, 2024

Buzz, a HIPAA-complaint platform enables providers to conduct secure video conferences or calls with patients quickly, easily & seamlessly.

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The Effectiveness Of Preoperative Delirium Prevention In Intermediate To High-Risk Older Surgical Patients

J Clin Nurs
May 20, 2024

Despite the promising results for fascia iliaca compartment block and methylprednisolone, there is limited knowledge regarding evidence-based delirium prevention interventions.

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Ultrasound Features Using MUSA Terms and Definitions in Uterine Sarcoma and Leiomyoma

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol.
May 10, 2024

A postmenopausal patient presenting with abnormal uterine bleeding and a new or growing mesenchymal mass with irregular tumor borders, moderate-to-abundant intralesional vascularity, cystic areas and an absence of calcifications on ultrasonography is at a higher risk of having a uterine sarcoma. Interobserver agreement for most MUSA terms and definitions is moderate.

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Histologic and Clinical Factors Associated with Kidney Outcomes in IgA Vasculitis Nephritis

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol.
May 09, 2024

Kidney outcome in patients with biopsied IgA vasculitis nephritis treated with immunosuppression was determined by clinical risk factors and endocapillary hypercellularity (E1) and fibrous crescents, which are features that are not part of the International Study of Diseases of Children classification.

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Metastasis Of Skin Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Kidney Transplant Recipients

Int J Dermatol
May 08, 2024

Both groups, KTRs and ICs, exhibited similar primary tumor grades and metastasis evolution, but KTRs had a higher prevalence of lymphovascular invasion. Metastasis of cSCC was more common in males with low skin phototype, in KTRs, particularly on the head and neck. The study suggests a possible link between lymphovascular invasion and metastasis development in KTRs.

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Pharmacological Treatments in Heart Failure With Mildly Reduced and Preserved Ejection Fraction

J Am Coll Cardiol HF
May 08, 2024

In patients with HF and LVEF more than 40%, the quadruple combination of ARNI, BB, MRA, and SGLT2i provides the largest reduction in the risk of CV death and HHF; driven by the robust effect of the triple combination of ARNI, MRA, and SGLT2i. The benefit was more pronounced in HFmrEF patients.

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Probable Non-Ventilator-Associated Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Crit Care Nurse
May 07, 2024

Consistent oral care, early and frequent physical activity, and measures aimed to reduce aspiration risk are key interventions for all hospitalized patients to prevent non-ventilator-associated hospital-acquired pneumonia.Consistent oral care, early and frequent physical activity, and measures aimed to reduce aspiration risk are key interventions for all hospitalized patients to prevent non-ventilator-associated hospital-acquired pneumonia.

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Blood Transcriptomic Analyses Reveal Persistent SARS-CoV-2 RNA and Candidate Biomarkers In Post-COVID-19 Condition

The Lancet
May 06, 2024

The associations among persistent viral RNA, immunometabolism, and patient-reported outcomes provide mechanistic insights for addressing the challenges posed by long COVID.

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