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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,...
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology: Published on December 2022Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disorder that most commonly affects young adults, and less often children. In adolescents and adults, SD clinical presentation may range from a mild scalp scaling to diffuse white, yellowish patches in...
Artificial intelligence-powered medical technologies are rapidly evolving into applicable solutions for clinical practice. Deep learning algorithms can deal with increasing amounts of data provided by wearables, smartphones, and other mobile monitoring sensors in different areas of medicine. AI has revolutionized medical technologies and can b...
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Published December, 2023Inflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetes. This study investigated the randomised treatment effect of low-dose aspirin on incident type 2 diabetes and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) concentrations among older adults.TAKE-HOME MESSAGEThis post hoc analysis of...
Artificial intelligence (AI) can be defined as the branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent human behavior in computers. It is done by creating algorithms that can solve problems and are programmed for all the specificities of the problem. Dermatology has taken the leading position for the implementation of AI in t...
Journal of Diabetes and its Complications: September 2023Kidney disease is a diabetes-related complication and diabetes is the most common cause of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) in the world.This study analyzed the incidence of kidney disease in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study.TAKE-HOME MESSAGEAfter 21 years of randomization i...
Circulation: AHA Journals: Published July, 2023Hypertension management remains suboptimal globally, with treatment inertia being identified as one of the main barriers to achieving blood pressure (BP) control. Simpler approaches to achieve target BP levels are needed. TAKE-HOME MESSAGEThe QUARTET study examined the effectiveness of a quadrupl...
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: Published: August 29, 2023TAKE-HOME MESSAGEThis study showed that, in patients with fixed orthodontic appliances, twice weekly use of 0.12% chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash reduced the plaque, gingival, and gingival bleeding indexes when evaluated at 15, 30, and 60 days of protocol imp...
Journal of Diabetes and its Complications: August 2023Nearly one out of three individuals will develop a psychiatric disorder during their life. Severe psychiatric disorders are associated with higher mortality rates, with 10–20 life-years lost compared to individuals without a severe psychiatric disorderSeveral psychiatric disorders are li...
JAMA Psychiatry: August, 2022The postpartum period is critical for mothers, children, and families, and approximately 10% to 15% of new mothers experience postpartum depression (PPD), one of the most common complications related to childbirth.PPD ranges from mild to severe episodes and includes similar symptoms as major depression outside...