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Link between symptom severity and success of conservative therapy for urinary incontinence in women

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the link between symptom severity (SS) and the success of conservative management (CM) in women with urinary incontinence (UI). The authors concluded that mild SS was associated with improved CM success.   Some background Overactive active bladder (OAB) is a condition where there is a frequent feeling...

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What factors can influence the effectiveness of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation in the treatment of overactive bladder?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in Overactive bladder | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the factors that can predict treatment success of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for overactive bladder (OAB). The authors concluded that a history of depression/anxiety and severe urgency urinary incontinence (UUI; needing to urinate urgently) before treatment predicted a higher chance of...

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At home exercise and bladder-training program vs usual care for older women with urinary incontinence

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the convenience of an at-home exercise and bladder training program in elderly women with urinary incontinence (UI). The authors concluded that this may be a convenient and favorable treatment for elderly women with UI. Some background UI is the involuntary leakage of urine. Control over...

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Efficacy and safety of insulin glargine 300 units/mL vs insulin glargine 100 units/mL in adult patients with type 1 diabetes

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article compared the safety and effectiveness of insulin glargine (Lantus) at two different doses in the management of type 1 diabetes (T1D). The authors concluded that the effectiveness and safety of both doses were similar.  Some background In T1D the body does not make insulin and cannot lower the blood...

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Is sitagliptin added to insulin safe and effective in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of sitagliptin (Januvia) in the management of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in elderly patients on insulin. The authors concluded that the addition of sitagliptin is effective and safe in all patients receiving it as add-on therapy to insulin.  Some background In type 2...

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Is there a link between anti-androgen therapy and depression in men treated for prostate cancer?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if anti-androgen therapy for prostate cancer is associated with depression. This study concluded that the risk of depression is increased in these patients.  Some background Anti-androgen therapy or androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is commonly used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Androgens (such as...

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Is single fraction high dose brachytherapy for prostate cancer safe and effective? 



Posted by on Mar 24, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if single fraction, high dose brachytherapy for low and medium risk prostate cancer is safe and effective. This study concluded that this treatment for prostate cancer is safe and effective, however, it should not be used outside of clinical trials.  Some background Prostate cancer can be treated using...

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