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Does physical activity affect semen quality?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if physical activity (PA) is associated with semen quality. They found that recreational PA (rPA) may improve semen quality.  Some background Male infertility (MI) is an increasing problem. The most common cause of MI is poor semen quality. Semen quality is determined by a number of factors. These...

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The effect of blood transfusion in the outcomes of colorectal cancer surgery

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between blood transfusions (BT) and inflammation after surgery on the outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that blood transfusion was associated with poorer outcomes for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. The...

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A comparison between conventional, laparoscopic and robotic rectal cancer surgery

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of open and non-invasive surgery (NIS) in the treatment of rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that open surgery is associated with improved complete tumor removal, while NIS is associated with fewer complications. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US. The...

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of brain stimulation for patients with Parkinson's disease and depression. Researchers suggested that brain stimulation improves depression without having an effect on Parkinson's symptoms. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common brain disease. This disorder...

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Does stress contribute to infertility?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed the association between mental health and infertility in women, including depression and anxiety. Some background Infertility can affect as many as 12% of couples trying to conceive. This can lead to increased levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Often, patients do not share their struggles with friends...

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Early 18F-FDG PET/CT response can predict survival in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma treated with nivolumab

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if 18F-FDG PET/CT (ePET1) imaging can predict overall survival in patients with relapsed or unresponsive (refractory) Hodgkin lymphoma who have been treated with nivolumab.   This study concluded that ePET1 assessment can predict overall survival in these patients.  Some...

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