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The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Published: March, 2024Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, and LDL cholesterol is a major causal risk factor.Diabetes substantially increases the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.TAKE-HOME MESSAGEIn this participant-level meta-analysis of 19 trials,...
Vaccine Journal: Published: February, 2024A multinational Global Vaccine Data Network (GVDN) cohort study of 99 million vaccinated individuals.This study aimed to evaluate the risk of adverse events (13 medical conditions) of special interest (AESI) following COVID-19 vaccination from 10 sites across 8 countries. Most vaccine recipients were in...
ITmedicus introduced First Time in Bangladesh, the AI-powered Dermatology app SkinVD for Dermatology Disease Diagnosis & Treatment.SkinVD is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) empowered practical guide to identifying, recognizing, diagnosing, and managing common dermatological conditions encountered within primary care, dermatology practices, and...

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Annals of Internal Medicine: Published May 2024Testosterone (T) levels slowly decline as we age, and serum hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels gradually increase. As SHBG increases, there is less T available to the tissues. There are several conditions that reduce levels of T; these include being overweight, having metabolic dysfunction, liv...
Gastroenterology: AGA Journal: Published March, 2019Prior research has shown an association between proton pump inhibitors and fracture risk. This study checked for markers for bone reabsorption and formation and followed bone mineral density and the incidence of fractures. It also looked at levels of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and parath...
Neurogastroenterology and Motility Journal: Published: September 2022GERD is a condition that develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications. These symptoms include typical ones, such as heartburn, regurgitation, or both, angina-mimicking non-cardiac chest pain, and extra-esophageal symptoms,...

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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology: Published: September, 2023Melasma is a chronic pigmentary disorder with a complex and multifactorial etiology. In this manuscript, the authors present a set of consensus-based recommendations and provide a comprehensive overview of how to manage melasma in daily clinical practice. TAKE-HOME MESS...
Diabetes Care Journal (ADA): August, 2023Early identification of patients with type 2 diabetes who are at risk of kidney disease progression is particularly important in the context of new glucose-lowering medications such as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor (Dapagliflozin, Canagliflozin, Empagliflozin, Ertugliflozin) that can m...
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology: Published: April, 2023Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDPs) are major causes of maternal and fetal morbidity and are associated with future maternal risk of cardiovascular disease.Most existing data on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and short-term cardiovascular disease risks are limited t...

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Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a disorder involving troublesome symptoms associated with persistent reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. Symptoms include heartburn, cough, epigastric pain, vomiting, and regurgitation.GERD is proposed to have 5 distinct presentations—nonerosive GERD (NERD), erosive esophagitis (EE), functio...
Mycoses Journal: Published on April 2021Dermatomycoses of zoophilic origin, especially those caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes, often pose considerable therapeutic problems. This is reflected in the growing number of strains of this species with resistance to terbinafine caused by a mutation in the squalene epoxidase (SQLE) gene. TAKE HOME...
Neurology: August, 2023Cumulative use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for more than 4.4 years is associated with an increased risk for dementia, according to a study published in Neurology.TAKE-HOME MESSAGEThis study evaluated whether the current and cumulative use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are associated with a higher risk of incident...