Use of biological therapies for rheumatic diseases began in the 1990s. There are now a lot of data on their use, Gary Culliton reports in his latest Clinical Update. Registries exist in many countries including the USA, the UK, Netherlands and France.
In a study that included nearly 16,000 African Americans, those with sickle-cell trait (SCT) had an associated increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and measures linked to poorer kidney function, according to a study appearing in JAMA.
Young girls with an intense, red, itchy rash on their outer genital organs may be at increased risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to new US research.
Accessing classic therapy in Ireland can be frustratingly slow such that receiving therapy outside the clinic can be a useful first treatment option, writes Senior Clinical Psychologist Dr Keith Gaynor.
The cure rates for early-stage colon and rectal cancers can be over 90 per cent. In Europe and the US these are among the most common of cancers.
Within the next 10 to 15 years, three-quarters of patients with colorectal cancer can be expected to survive five years or longer – a huge jump in a relatively short period, Gary Culliton reports in his latest Clinical Update.
Smokers’ support for plain packaging of tobacco products rose sharply after they were introduced in Australia, according to a study published online in the journal Tobacco Control.