The fact that some health insurers’ data-sharing apps are based on the monitoring of individual behaviour and the sharing of health-related sensitive personal information raises legal and ethical concerns.
Pooling data from patients with a rare disease, such as congenital lung anomaly, in a long-term observational cohort study represents an important step to a better understanding of the disease. A biobank is complementary to such a database.
The clinical efficacy and safety of combination therapy with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEI) and memantine compared to AChEIs or memantine alone in patients with Alzheimer’s disease is inconclusive.
Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at risk of a number of complications, including pressure injuries. Effective management requires partnership between people with SCI and health professionals (HPs).
Although systemic drugs can exert local effects on the eye, ophthalmology is a medical specialty with perhaps the fewest assessed adverse drug reactions (ADRs), representing a particular challenge in pharmacovigilance.
The indication for transcatheter aortic valve implantation is extending to the intermediate risk population, and the price of the devices remains high. In order to limit costs, the use of hospital resources should be optimised.
Multimorbidity is affecting a growing proportion of patients and its prevalence is expected to further increase in the coming years. Given its association with adverse outcomes, it represents a sig nificant burden for patients and healthcare systems.
Focal liver lesions (FLLs) are common on conventional ultrasound. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is highly accurate for differentiating benign and malignant FLLs, with an accuracy comparable to that of contrast-enhanced CT and MRI.
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