A decreasing klotho, a biomarker of vitamin D activation and metabolism, plays a key role in the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) and mortality, reveals a study. This finding suggests that a disruption in vitamin D metabolism leads to an increased risk of death.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can help increase sexual activity, improve hypogonadal symptoms, and boost sexual desire among middle-aged and older men with hypogonadism and low libido, reports a study. However, TRT does not improve erectile function.
Critically ill patients with obesity see a significant rise in their body temperature following the use of dexmedetomidine (DEX) for ongoing sedation, as shown in a recent study. Furthermore, DEX duration and baseline temperature are significantly associated with fever development in these individuals.
An artificial intelligence (AI)-based model, dubbed AI-Thyroid, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer demonstrates its utility in improving diagnostic performance and interobserver agreement, which could be helpful in less-experienced physicians, reports a study.