Retrospective analysis of real-world outcomes supports the use of the Amplatzer cardiac plug for left atrial appendage closure in atrial fibrillation patients with a very high risk of stroke or serious bleeds and who cannot tolerate oral anticoagulation.
The risk of developing psoriasis can be attributed to infections, not antibiotic use.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system and has the power to cause additional conditions – including neurocognitive disorders.
When treating liver disease every advantage can help doctors get their patients the care they need before the condition progresses further. A recent study looked at the potential of developing a scoring system to look at risks for this patient population.
Interleukin 1 receptor antagonist Anakinra was found to benefit patients afflicted with severe hidradenitis suppurativa, a common skin disorder characterized by excessive inflammation.
The severity of nail and scalp psoriasis was significantly reduced in patients who received twice-daily treatment with Otezla (apremilast, Celgene).
Younger patients may get a bad rep for misusing prescription medications, but they do not make up the prominent group who get the interventions.
Empathy can be an effective tool for reducing pain, according to results from a placebo analgesia study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
Supposedly “unbeatable” eczema (atopic dermatitis) can be successfully treated using tofacitinib, suggest findings published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.