22nd November 2022
Infographic: Systemic mastocytosis (SM) is a rare form of mast cell disorder characterised by abnormal proliferation and activation of mast cells
Systemic Mastocytosis Disease Awareness Infographic: Learn more about this rare disease, its prevelance, symptoms, sub-types and diagnosis.
22nd November 2022
Demographic and Clinical Presentation of Hospitalised Patients with SARS-CoV-2 During the First Omicron Wave
Since the detection of the first cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron variant causing COVID-19 infections in South Africa in November 2021, there have been a few population-based reports to suggest that the clinical severity and presentation of this variant is different to previous COVID-19 surges. This variant is known to have several mutations to previous variants of this virus; hence, it was predicted to be much more infectious due to possible immune evasion.
21st November 2022
A 3D-Printed Ultrasound Task Trainer for the Practice of Hip Joint Injections
Ultrasonography is often the preferred method of imaging for needle-guided procedures of the hip joint, including aspirations, local anaesthetic injections, and the use of corticosteroids. Phantoms (i.e., training devices mimicking human tissue and bony structures under acoustic sonography) are used to help train medical professionals to perform these procedures accurately, emphasising the art of physical simulation in unison with didactic learning.
16th November 2022
Infographic: Osteoarthritis - Redefining the Way We Consider This Chronic Condition
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of long-term musculoskeletal disease, and is increasing in prevalence as societies become older. One of the key factors of living well with a disease that spans decades of a patient’s life is to diagnose the condition earlier, long before the disease limits function significantly, or causes disability.
14th November 2022
A Study of Correlation of Adiponectin Levels in Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome (MetS), also known as an insulin resistance syndrome, has been related to higher blood pressure outside of the normal range, insulin resistance, and increased fasting glucose levels.
10th November 2022
Infographic: Advancing Therapeutic Goals in IgA Nephropathy
This infographic explores the epidemiology, burden, and unmet need in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Delving into the pathophysiology of IgAN, the infographic breaks down the different aspects of the kidney that are impacted by the inflammatory mediators endothelin-1 and angiotensin II.
4th November 2022
The Rise of Anti-TNF Biosimilars: Guidelines, Real-World Evidence, and Challenges to Acceptance
The over-production of TNF-α can lead to chronic inflammation and organ damage in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID), such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), axial spondyloarthritis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Anti-TNF therapy is generally considered to be an effective, well-tolerated treatment option for the management of chronic inflammation in these conditions.