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Guidelines for hypofractionated radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the current recommendations for treatment doses of radiation therapy for different stages of prostate cancer.  Some background Hypo-fractionated radiation therapy (HFRT) for early-stage prostate cancer is a safe and effective treatment option. It involves a shorter course of treatment with larger doses...

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NEW: Clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the best clinical practice guidelines in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The study found that management of CML should be guided by patient age, medical conditions, and side effects of the chosen drug. Some background Chronic myeloid leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow. It results...

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2018 recommendations for managing high blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article provided guidelines for the management of hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) in patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Some background The goals of T2D treatment are to prevent or delay complications and maintain a patient’s quality of life. Management of hyperglycemia and cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels)...

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Imaging and Biopsy After Mastectomy

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to determine how many patients were going for imaging and biopsy after their mastectomy following breast cancer diagnosis. The study found that between 10-15% of patients underwent imaging after mastectomy, and 6-8% underwent biopsy, and in a small number of these cases, remaining cancer cells were...

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Breast Reconstruction Following Breast Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This is a 2018 update on breast reconstruction following breast cancer treatment. It has been found that nearly 40% of women who undergo a mastectomy will have a breast reconstruction. Some background It was estimated that in 2017 106000 reconstructive breast surgeries were done. The main reason for this is to do with the psychological...

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2018 recommendations for the treatment of localized prostate cancer: Part II

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed treatment guidelines that have been recommended for patients with early-stage prostate cancer. Some background This analysis of existing treatment guidelines was done by the leading experts in prostate cancer research. They have made recommendations on the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer.  Methods...

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Managing hypertension: recommendations from the experts

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed data on the management of hypertension and made recommendations. Some background Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common condition that requires strict blood pressure (BP) control. Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, and death. Hypertension can be treated using medication or by...

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