Br J Clin Pharmacol 2021 Feb 24. Epub 2021 Feb 24.
Department of Medical Sciences, University of Girona, Girona, Spain.
J Hepatol 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.
Servicio de Gastroenterología y Hepatología, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Instituto Ramón y Cajal de Investigación Sanitaria (IRYCIS), Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBEREHD), Madrid, Spain. Electronic address:
Background And Aims: Antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the risk of infection and mortality in cirrhotic patients with acute variceal bleeding (AVB). This study examines the incidence and risk factors of bacterial infections during hospitalization in patients with AVB on antibiotic prophylaxis.Methods: Post-hoc analysis of the database of an international, multicenter, observational study designed to examine the role of preemptive TIPS in patients with cirrhosis and AVB. Read More
Lancet Oncol 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.
Belgium and Luxembourg Gynaecological Oncology Group and University of Leuven, Leuven Cancer Institute, Leuven, Belgium.
Background: Few effective second-line treatments exist for women with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer. Accordingly, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tisotumab vedotin, a tissue factor-directed antibody-drug conjugate, in this patient population.Methods: This multicentre, open-label, single-arm, phase 2 study was done across 35 academic centres, hospitals, and community practices in Europe and the USA. Read More
Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 25;8:582896. Epub 2021 Mar 25.
Intensive Care Unit, IRCCS Orthopedic Institute Galeazzi, Milan, Italy.
Italy was one of the worst affected European countries during the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. More than 50% of Italian cases occurred in the northern region of Lombardy, where the saturation of health services between March and April 2020 forced hospitals to allocate patients according to available resources. Eighteen severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients were admitted to our hospital needing intensive support. Read More
J Thorac Dis 2021 Mar;13(3):2021-2028
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.
Founded in 1958 the UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes-European Union of Medical Specialists) has become the largest European Medical organization representing over 1.5 million specialists of 43 Specialties in 39 countries. The primary goal of UEMS is to defend the interests of Specialists in the broadest sense of the word. Read More
J Formos Med Assoc 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung University & Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei & Linkou Branches, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Electronic address:
Background/purpose: The present study was designed to evaluate the local cardiology infrastructure and services for heart failure (HF) care in Taiwan hospitals and to compare the HF care with the hospitals in European countries.Methods: Available data from a total of 98 medical centers and regional hospitals in Taiwan were analyzed. Each facility was given a single copy of the questionnaire between September and December 2019, and service records were extracted from the National Health Insurance Database. Read More