Lubiprostone safety profile comparable in children, adults with PFC
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Lubiprostone safety profile comparable in children, adults with PFC

Lubiprostone was not significantly more effective compared with placebo in children or adolescents with pediatric functional constipation; however, the safety profile was similar to that in adults, according to study results.“In summary, the results of this analysis of two phase 3 studies showed that the overall safety profile of lubiprostone in this population was comparable…

Remicade, Stelara have similar speed of onset in Crohn’s
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Remicade, Stelara have similar speed of onset in Crohn’s

Patients with Crohn’s disease who were biologic naive had similar rates of clinical remission and speed of onset whether they were treated with Remicade or Stelara, according to study results.“Rapidity of symptom relief has become a means by which biologics are differentiated,” Neeraj Narula, MD, from the division of gastroenterology at McMaster University, and colleagues…

SARS-CoV-2 infects mouth cells
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SARS-CoV-2 infects mouth cells

Researchers recently found evidence that SARS-CoV-2 infects cells in the mouth, specifically in the salivary glands and tissues lining the oral cavity, suggesting that it is a site for potential infection and transmission.It is known that the upper airways and lungs are sites of infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, but these most recent…

Patients favor surgeons wearing clear masks during procedures
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Patients favor surgeons wearing clear masks during procedures

Surgeons who wore clear masks were considered by patients to “be better communicators, have more empathy and elicit greater trust” than surgeons who wore masks that obscured a full view of their faces, researchers reported.Based on the results, experts are debating whether clear masks should be used in other medical settings, including primary care.Muneera Kapadia,…