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Association between antidepressants and bleeding

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the association between antidepressant medication and abnormal bleeding. The authors stated that antidepressants increase the risk of abnormal bleeding, particularly when combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).  Some background Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) are used to treat...

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What type of medication is better for the treatment of symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at using a combination of alpha blockers (AB) and phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5I) to treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms. This study concluded that combination therapy of these drugs could improve symptoms. Some background Benign Prostatic...

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Does dutasteride improve a large prostate and bladder symptoms?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of adding dutasteride (Avodart) to patients already on ineffective drug treatment for an enlarged prostate and bladder symptoms. The study found that adding dutasteride reduced detrusor (muscle of the bladder) size and bladder problems. Some background Patients with enlarged prostates and urinary...

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The effect of botulinum toxin injection on an enlarged prostate

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of injecting botulinum toxin type A (BTA) into patients to treat enlarged prostate who did not respond to medical therapy such as drug treatment. The study found that BTA injection was safe and effective at reducing several urinary symptoms in patients with enlarged prostates. Some background Benign...

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5-alpha reductase inhibitors may be linked with depression, but not suicidality

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined a possible link between suicidality and depression and the use of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Researchers reported no link between suicide risk and 5ARI use. However, the risk of self-harm and depression was significantly increased among men using a 5ARI compared to men...

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Adding Cialis to alpha-blocker therapy can improve urinary symptoms

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of combining tadalafil (Cialis) with silodosin (Rapaflo) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Researchers reported improved urinary symptoms when tadalafil was added to silodosin treatment compared to silodosin alone. Some background Men with BPH often experience urinary symptoms that can...

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Can renal denervation or spironolactone reduce blood pressure variability in resistant hypertension?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of spironolactone (Aldactone) and renal denervation treatment on blood pressure variation in patients with resistant hypertension. The authors concluded that spironolactone was more effective at reducing blood pressure but renal denervation significantly reduced blood pressure variability.   Some...

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Can baroreflex activation therapy reduce cardiovascular risk in resistant hypertension?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) on risk factors such as blood pressure and arterial stiffness in patients with resistant hypertension. The authors concluded that BAT can significantly reduce cardiovascular risk factors in resistant hypertension. Some background Patients with hypertension...

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The benefits of mat pilates for women with hypertension

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of mat pilates on reducing blood pressure in women with hypertension who are currently receiving antihypertensive medication. The authors concluded that mat pilates can successfully decrease blood pressure in women with hypertension.  Some background Patients with hypertension have a higher...

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Long-term prasugrel versus clopidogrel treatment for stroke prevention

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper compared prasugrel and clopidogrel in the treatment of patients with acute coronary syndrome. Results suggested that prasugrel could be potentially beneficial over the long term in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Some background Acute coronary syndrome refers to situations where blood supplying the heart is blocked....

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