Ziv et.al. studied the adverse events in Infants with cCMV treated with valganciclovir for a period of one year. They concluded that even though valganciclovir treatment is safe but a close monitoring of white blood cell count and hemoglobin levels is advisable. Amongst all, drug induced anemia should be a primary concern.
Hui Xi et.al. studied PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science databases in order to assess observational studies regarding the relationship between serum potassium levels and mortality of acute myocardial infarction. They concluded that both lower and higher serum potassium levels are related with an increased risk of mortality.
Benedek Tinusz et.al. studied the available literature consisting of 692 articles on the effect of short- versus long-course antibiotic therapy on acute cholangitis. They concluded that short course of antibiotic therapy is non-inferior to long-course treatment. However there are certain limitations which call for the need of a well designed trial.
A. J. A. T. Braat et.al. studied the short comings of current literature on Radioembolization of liver metastases of neuroendocrine neoplasms. They concluded that there was a high disease control rate of 91% in progressive patients of NEN; it also resulted in 71% of NEN related symptomatic patients.
Research revealed that after controlling for familial confounders, reduced fetal growth was associated with a small but significant increase in the general factor of psychopathology and a moderate increase in a specific neurodevelopmental factor.
An RCT evaluated whether mattress suture of pancreatic parenchyma and the seromuscular layer of jejunum (modified Blumgart method) during pancreaticojejunostomy(PJ) decreases the incidence of clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). It concluded that modified Blumgart technique did not reduce clinically relevant POPF compared with interrupted suture.
Researchers aimed to investigate the risk factors for pancreatic damage and the causal relationship in patients with accidental hypothermia and found that an initial core body temperature lower than 28.5 °C was a risk factor for acute pancreatitis in accidental hypothermia cases. In such situations, careful follow-up is necessary.
In a paper, authors showed how Polysomnography (PSG) (SpO2 (oxygen saturation), AHI (Apnea-Hypopnea index) and Nadir (i.e., the lowerest oxygen saturation in sleep)) data was correlated above all to Inferior airway (IAS). The modification of IAS was related to the mandibular vertical and sagittal position and to palatal length and thickness.
Researchers evaluated the necessity of antibiotic (AB) prophylaxis in transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) due to increasing microbial antibiotic resistance. The findings showed a low infectious complication rate (2.9%) in patients without a pre-operative catheter or pyuria,undergoing TURP without AB-prophylaxis.