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Which is safer for the heart: tamoxifen or letrozole?

Which is safer for the heart: tamoxifen or letrozole?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety of two hormonal medications used to treat breast cancer, tamoxifen (Nolvadex) and letrozole (Femara). This study found that tamoxifen was associated with an increased risk of blood clots, while letrozole was associated with an increased risk of angina and heart attacks. Some background Hormone-positive...

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Probiotics improve constipation in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Probiotics improve constipation in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether probiotics (PBs) improve constipation in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that PBs treatment improves constipation in these patients. Some background PD is a chronic disease that affects the brain. These cells lose their ability to control body functions leaving patients...

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Evaluating FOLFIRI plus cetuximab or bevacizumab in advanced colorectal cancer

Evaluating FOLFIRI plus cetuximab or bevacizumab in advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of FOLFIRI (5-fluorouracil, folinic acid, and irinotecan) with either cetuximab (Erbitux) or bevacizumab (Avastin) in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer (CRC). Researchers suggested that FOLFIRI with cetuximab resulted in improved response and longer survival for these patients. Some...

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Is home-based rehab as effective as a hospital-based programs for heart patients?

Is home-based rehab as effective as a hospital-based programs for heart patients?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two cardiac rehab programs for patients with heart disease. One program is supervised in a hospital, while the other is done at home without supervision. They found that patients doing the rehab program at home started the program more quickly and had better outcomes. Some background After a heart attack or...

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Hybrid assistive limb robot training improves daily living activities in patients with stroke

Hybrid assistive limb robot training improves daily living activities in patients with stroke

Posted by on Nov 29, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if lower limb robot training (LLRT) using the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) device improves daily living in patients with stroke. Researchers suggested that HAL improves daily activities and walking ability in these patients. Some background A stroke consists of a blockage of the blood flow to the brain. This...

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Comparison of benidipine and amlodipine in the management of patients with high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease

Comparison of benidipine and amlodipine in the management of patients with high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease

Posted by on Nov 29, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two treatments for lowering blood pressure (BP) in patients with high BP and chronic kidney disease (CKD). They found that there was no difference in the BP-lowering effect between the two drugs. Some background The kidneys are responsible for filtering water out of the blood and producing urine. The...

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