Systemic-Reviews

Antibiotics versus surgery in acute appendicitis

A systemic review of research literature by scientists at the University of Southampton shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery. The research paper is published in Pediatrics. The condition, which causes the appendix – a small organ attached to the large intestine – to become inflamed due to a …

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Systemic review of literature finds no evidence of increased risk of fatal stomach bleed following use of aspirin

Stomach bleeds caused by aspirin are considerably less serious than the spontaneous bleeds that can occur in people not taking the drug, concludes a study led by Cardiff University. Published in the journal Public Library of Science, the extensive study of literature on aspirin reveals that while regular use of the drug increases the risk …

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Therapeutic Antibody conjugates proven clinically effective with acceptable toxicity

Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) have shown a clearly documented efficacy and acceptable toxicity and can be easily implemented in oncology departments where chemotherapy administration is a routine practice. A similar efficacy with acceptable toxicity has been documented with Antibody Radionuclide Conjugates (ARCs) which need to be injected with the help of a nuclear medicine department …

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Review of literature suggests that brain imaging scans can predict psychotherapy outcome in depression and anxiety

Brain imaging scans may one day provide useful information on the response to psychotherapy in patients with depression or anxiety, according to a systamic review of current research. The results of the systamic review are reported in Harvard Review of Psychiatry, published by Wolters Kluwer. Studies show promising initial evidence that specific “neuroimaging markers” might …

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