Research Desk

Feb 27, 2020

Paola Santoro et.al. described two cases of plastic bag suffocation. It is important to know these signs as we often observe that typical signs of asphyxia – petechial haemorrhages, facial congestion, oedema and cyanosis are not present in such cases. Thus to identify these signs the authors studied the data available internationally, and analysed the data available on suicides, homicides and accidental deaths . 

Feb 27, 2020

T.A. Perry et.al. conducted a study to understand if the association between the volumes of Bone marrow lesions subtypes and synovial tissue volume, was present with symptoms in symptomatic knee OsteoArthritis. The researchers concluded that cyst-like component from subchondral Bone marrow lesions was present in cases of knee pain, however these lesions still did not influence any symptoms. 

Feb 26, 2020

Philip J Mease, et.al. conducted a study to compare efficacy and safety of ixekizumab to adalimumab in cases of disease-modifying antirheumatic drug-naïve patients suffering from active psoriatic arthritis and other symptoms. The researchers concluded that ixekizumab was far more superior adalimumab in the achievement of simultaneous improvement of joint and skin disease.

Feb 26, 2020

Chase I. Kahn et.al. conducted a study to assess the evidence available for acupuncture use in otolaryngology. The researchers concluded that since there is a significant safety profile, cost, and perceived benefit- there are increasing recommendations about the use of Accupuncture in this field. However, the real efficacy needs to be evaluated through further studies and trials. 

Feb 26, 2020

Amit Acharya et.al. conducted a study to assess the relation between Oral Health and Systemic Inflammation, wit the hypothesis that PlaqueHD, a plaque identifying toothpaste, helps in reducing hs-CRP. The researchers concluded that future trials targeting reductions of hs-CRP levels need to baseline hs-CRP between 2.0 and 10.0 mg/L.

Feb 25, 2020

Cristian C. Aragón et.al. conducted a study to determine the prevalence of  anti-DFS70 autoantibody in the Latin American Population with SLE as well as healthy patients. The researchers concluded that these antibodies could be considered as a biomarker in differentiating  patients with SLE from ANA-positive individuals who do not have an autoimmune disease. 

Feb 25, 2020

Margaret Mitchell et.al. conducted a study to understand the cost effectiveness of polysomnography and also its role in symptom documentation in order to confirm obstructive sleep apnea. The researchers concluded that positive polysomnography had a significant association with higher chances of adenotonsillectomy.  

Feb 25, 2020

Amy L Harding et.al. conducted a study to understand the factors that predict glycaemic response to sodium‐glucose linked transporter inhibitors. The researchers concluded that this therapy was associated with clinical improvements that could be compared with clinical trials. However there was higher incidence of genitourinary side effects. 

Feb 24, 2020

Margarida Souto-Carneiro et.al. conducted a study to understand if differences in serum metabolites and lipids could result into  improving the differential diagnosis of these diseases. The researchers concluded that PsA and negRA have specific serum metabolomic and lipidomic signatures which can be used as biomarkers to discriminate between them.

Feb 24, 2020

Vasiliki Triantafillou BS et.al. conducted a study to understand the role of Ketotifen which is a second‐generation noncompetitive H1‐antihistamine and mast‐cell stabilizer in cases of aspirin‐exacerbated respiratory disease. The researchers concluded that ketotifen use was safe, it is neither ciliotoxic nor ciliostimulatory, and no long‐term cellular toxicity was observed