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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...
Dexlansoprazole is a new proton pump inhibitor (PPI) with a dual delayed-release system. Both dexlansoprazole and esomeprazole are an enantiomer of lansoprazole and omeprazole respectively.TAKE HOME MESSAGEThis study aims to compare the efficacy of Dexlansoprazole with Esomeprazole in healing erosive oesophagitis (EO), the maintenance of healed...
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...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast emerging in the field of dermatology. It can revolutionize patient care, particularly in improving the sensitivity and accuracy of screening of skin lesions including malignancies. TAKE HOME MESSAGEAI is a relatively new frontier in dermatology, evolving rapidly to aid dermatologists in disease diagnosis.Derm...
The World Health Organization (WHO) classified the sub-variant of the Omicron strain JN.1 as a "variant of interest",because of "its rapidly increasing spread".JN.1 has been found in many countries around the world, including India, China, UK and the United States.TAKE HOME MESSAGEIt is descended from the BA.2.86 (Pirola) variant.It appears able...
More about Nipah virus infection: This year in Bangladesh, the Nipah virus has claimed the lives of ten individuals, marking the highest death toll from the infection in seven years. With 71% death rate, Nipah is deadliest infectious disease in Bangladesh.HIGHLIGHTSNipah virus has claimed the lives of ten individuals this year An additional 14 p...
Clinical studies have produced conflicting evidence on the effects of the consumption of tomatoes on blood pressure, and there are limited data from epidemiologic studies. This study assesses whether tomato consumption (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is associated with Systolic (SBP) and Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP), and the risk of hypertension i...
The US Food and Drug Administration have approved the world's first vaccine Ixchiq for chikungunya. “Infection with chikungunya virus can lead to severe disease and prolonged health problems, particularly for older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions,”The most common symptoms of chikungunya include fever and joint pain. O...
International Journal of Research in Dermatology: March, 2022Tinea caused by trichophyton,    microsporum,    and epidermophyton is the most common fungal infection affecting   20–25%   population globally,   with varying geographic distribution.Due to  Bangladesh’s hot and humid cli...
What is Disease X?According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Disease X represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease.According to a UK health expert, Disease X could lead to another pandemic more lethal than Covid-19 and could claim at least 50 mill...