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Surgery to treat urinary tract symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study made treatment recommendations in the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).  Some background Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. BPH can impede the flow of urine. This leads to lower urinary...

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Stopping TKI treatment in chronic myeloid leukemia

Posted by on Jun 23, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was an update on the guidelines of stopping tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). New guidelines confirm the safety of stopping TKI therapy in patients with CML. Some background Chronic myeloid leukemia is often treated with TKI therapy. These are drugs which...

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Treatment of eye disease in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis – a guideline.

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the treatment of uveitis (a form of eye wall inflammation) in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).  Some background Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a condition caused by inflammation. It affects children and leads to painful swelling in the joints. Children with JIA may also develop uveitis....

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Expert recommendations for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article provided recommendations for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Some background Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer of the bone marrow that can lead to abnormal immune cells. High-dose chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant (SCT) remains a key part of treatment for patients with MM. There are two...

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Small cell lung cancer: guidelines for treatment

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper provides an update on the current guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of small-cell lung cancer. The paper summarized updates to immune therapy, systemic therapy, and radiotherapy. Some background Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for about 14% of all lung cancers. Nearly all of these cases are directly caused by...

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Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was a review of the most recent guidelines of diagnosis and treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that has transformed into aggressive lymphoma. Some background Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow and immune system. Over time, it may develop into a cancer of the immune tissues called a...

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Treating non-small cell lung cancers that have spread.

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper is about how to diagnose, treat, and follow up on non-small cell lung cancer cases that have spread through the body. The paper overall noted that non-small cell lung cancer which has spread is often very aggressive and hard to treat, and that methods of treatment are still being developed.   Some background Non-small...

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