• Aortic aneurysm risk four times higher in people living with HIV vs. without

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The risk for aortic aneurysms among people living with HIV was increased fourfold compared with people without HIV, and HIV status was independently associated with aortic aneurysms, researchers reported.
    Currently, little is known concerning the prevalence of aortic aneurysms in people living with HIV , Julie Høgh, of the University of Copenhagen, and colleagues wrote in a study published in the European Heart Journal. Høgh and colleagues aimed to assess whether HIV status is independently associated with having aortic aneurysms, while also determining risk factors
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  • Obesity does not increase risk for serious infection in biologic-treated IBD

    Obesity does not increase risk for serious infection in biologic-treated IBD

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Obesity was not associated with an increased risk for serious infection among patients with inflammatory bowel disease treated with biologics, according to research published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.
    “Obesity has been associated with adverse outcomes in patients with IBD.... Obesity has also been variably associated with inferior response to therapy, particularly with biologic agents, and a lower likelihood of achieving endoscopic remission,” Siddharth Singh, MD, MS, Mayo Clinic, and colleagues wrote. “Although this negative impact of obesity on
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