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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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Gestational diabetes: Is it related to type 2 diabetes in the mother and obesity in the children?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if gestational diabetes is associated with future diabetes issues in the mother after she gives birth, and if it is associated with obesity in the child she gave birth to. The study found that there was a higher risk in the mothers of future diabetes issues if she suffered from gestational diabetes during...

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Can a mirror help improve motor function after stroke?

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

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of mirror therapy on improving motor deficits in patients with stroke. The authors concluded that mirror therapy may be effective at improving motor function in these patients.  Some background Patients with a previous stroke regularly experience physical deficits. These include problems with...

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Evaluating the risk of genital infections with SGLT2 inhibitors for Type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the risk of genital infections in patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) treated with SGLT2 (sodium-glucose cotransporter 2) inhibitors. This study concluded that this therapy was associated with a 3-fold higher risk of genital infections in these patients. Some background SGLT2 inhibitors help the kidneys remove...

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Can multivitamins and minerals reduce the risk of death in patients with coronary heart disease?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the use of multivitamin and mineral (MVM) reduces the risk of heart attack in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). They found that MVM use reduced the risk of death in patients with CHD not taking statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs). Some background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a condition that...

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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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Evaluating brentuximab vedotin in high-risk patients with relapsed or refractory HL

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) in patients with relapsed (cancer recurrence) or refractory (does not respond to treatment) Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL). This study concluded that brentuximab vedotin was effective and well-tolerated in these high-risk patients. Some background The...

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Is nocturia more bothersome than daytime urinary symptoms?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the differences in quality of life for patients with nocturia compared to those with daytime urinary symptoms only. This study found that patients with nocturia had a lower quality of life than patients with daytime symptoms only. Some background People diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH; non-cancerous...

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