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Is asparaginase-associated pancreatitis dependent on the age of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether the risk and severity of asparaginase-associated pancreatitis (AAP) depend on the age of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The main finding was that the AAP risk was higher in adolescents and adults compared to younger children. Some background Asparaginase (ASP; Oncaspar) is an important...

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Physiotherapy combined with auditory cues improves balance in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of balance training with and without auditory cues (AC) in Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that balance training with AC improves the effectiveness of treatment.  Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disease of the brain. Brain cells are affected and...

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Does laparoscopic surgery decrease complications after colorectal cancer surgery?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if laparoscopic surgery (LS) is associated with fewer complications in colorectal cancer compared to classic, open surgery. Researchers suggested that LS decreases the odds of having a complication after colorectal cancer surgery.  Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancer...

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Gabapentin and pregabalin for hot flushes in women with breast cancer receiving hormonal therapy

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if two medications, gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica) helped relieve symptoms of hot flushes and night sweats in postmenopausal women and women with breast cancer receiving hormonal therapy. The study found that gabapentin reduced the frequency of hot flushes in these women. Some background...

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Metastasis surgery improves survival of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the survival outcomes of patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis (spread to other parts of the body). Researchers suggested that metastasis surgery is associated with survival improvement in these patients. Some background CRC is one of the most common cancers worldwide. A...

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Does FSH supplementation improve male fertility?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) supplementation improves sperm parameters in male infertility (MI). They found that FSH improved sperm parameters in these patients.  Some background Male infertility (MI) is a common cause of infertility. In many cases, the cause of MI cannot be explained. MI...

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Age and infertility treatment – do women with polycystic ovarian syndrome have an advantage?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of age on infertility treatment in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). They found that age-related decline (ARD) in fertility treatment outcomes was slower in women with PCOS.  Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is caused by cysts on the ovaries. Women with PCOS have...

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Evaluating acalabrutinib plus obinutuzumab in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the combination of acalabrutinib (Calquence) and obinutuzumab (Gazyva) in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The authors concluded that this combination was effective and well tolerated in patients with CLL. Some background Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a cancer...

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