Type 2 diabetes is a major contributor to mortality in patients with bipolar disorder who are admitted to general hospitals, a study shows.
The use of electroconvulsive therapy improves the chances of a treatment response in patients with continued schizophrenia symptoms despite use of antipsychotic medication, a randomised trial shows.
Patients with hypertension and high cardiovascular risk can successfully monitor and titrate their own antihypertensive medication, shows research published in JAMA.
Researchers report that the incidence of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection has fallen significantly in the USA in the past decade but describe a “concerning trend” whereby the baseline health status of those with serious pneumococcal disease has worsened.
Experts have developed an evidence-based tool to help doctors in secondary and tertiary care decide how best to manage patients with chronic low back pain, a condition with the highest societal burden in Western Europe.
The use of transobturator tape offers significant relief from symptoms of overactive bladder in patients with mixed urinary incontinence, study findings indicate.
Research shows that the use of α1-blockers in combination with uroflowmetry biofeedback is more effective than either treatment alone for improving urinary symptoms and quality of life in women with dysfunctional voiding and recurrent urinary tract infection.
Research suggests that overweight and obesity per se increase the risk of diabetes in young men, even if they have no metabolic abnormalities or diabetes risk factors.
Optimal personalised treatment improves quality of life and functioning of patients with bipolar disorder type I or II, suggests research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
Elevated levels of the inflammatory marker interleukin -6 in childhood are associated with an increased risk of psychosis and depression in adulthood, research shows.