Articles by Dava Stewart

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Detecting AFib in Stroke Patients With Large or Small Vessel Disease
  |  Dava Stewart
The aim of the present meta-analysis was “to estimate the yield of AF detection in patients with stroke due to small and large vessel disease and in stroke patients in whom stroke etiology was not defined,” say the researchers.
Analysis of Treatment Co-Variates Found No Impact on Stroke Prevention
  |  Dava Stewart
Researchers studying treatment-modifying covariates using network meta-regression analyses for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation reported disappointing results.
Interferon-Free 3D Treatment for Hepatitis C Works Fast
  |  Dava Stewart
3D treatment helped patients to attain SVR in less than 12 weeks.
Infant Gut Bacteria May Reveal Asthma and Allergy Risk
  |  Dava Stewart
Previous studies have shown that “the gut microbiota differs in composition and diversity during the first months of life in children who later do or do not have allergic disease," but researchers who focused on immunoglobulin A prevalence made a different finding.
Team Uses Radiolabeling to Track TNF Inhibitors Through the Body
  |  Dava Stewart
Dutch researchers used radiolabeling to observe certolizumab in the body for the first time. Such studies could provide a greater understanding of how TNF inhibitors can be best used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions like arthritis.
Pros and Cons of Electronic Monitoring Devices for Inhaler Adherence
  |  Dava Stewart
The pros identified included the possibility of EMDs improving adherence, that the devices might help motivate patients through creating a sense of independence and accountability, and that the data generated could help in building a trusting relationship between clinician and patient.
Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Offer Researchers Their Perspectives
  |  Dava Stewart
Patients said that it can be difficult to identify opportunities to participate in research, and all groups agreed that a “language gap” exists between researchers and patients.
Exploring the Need to Monitor Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
  |  Dava Stewart
There are five different tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors available for the treatment of RA. Researchers say that despite showing similar efficacy, they differ in molecular structures and signaling disruption.
FDA Approves Maci to Treat Cartilage Defects in the Knee
  |  Dava Stewart
The FDA this week announced approval of Maci, “matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation.” The treatment is intended for cartilage defects of the knee, which can eventually lead to osteoarthritis.

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