In a nutshell This study looked at the treatment of urinary incontinence (UI) with a combination of botulinum toxin (Botox) and polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAHG). This study showed that most patients achieved good UI control with this treatment. Some background UI (urine leakage) is a problem that affects many older women,...Read More
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In a nutshell This study evaluated the optimal targets of blood pressure (BP) in older patients. It found that lowering systolic BP (SBP; BP when the heart beats) to 110-130 mmHg resulted in a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, or death compared to maintaining an SBP of 130-150 mmHg. Some background High blood pressure is a...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared home-based rehabilitation with hospital-based rehabilitation after a stroke. It found that both programs improved balance and walking in these patients. Some background One of the most important treatments for patients who have had a stroke is rehabilitation. Rehabilitation enables patients to...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of fimasartan (Kanarb) and perindopril (Coversyl Arginine) for the treatment of high blood pressure (BP) in older patients. It found that fimasartan was associated with better BP control compared to perindopril. Some background There are many different...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared two treatments for stress urinary incontinence (SUI), continence pessaries (CP) and disposable intravaginal continence devices (DICD). It found that both treatments reduced symptoms of stress incontinence after 4 weeks in 75-80% of patients. Some background SUI is a condition that commonly affects women...Read More
Impact of 5-year baricitinib treatment for active, rheumatoid arthritis in preventing radiographic progression of joint damage.
In a nutshell This study evaluated the effect of oral baricitinib (Olumiant) on the prevention of radiographic progression of joint damage over 5 years in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The data showed that patients treated with oral baricitinib had less radiographic progression over 5 years, compared to those initially given a...Read More
In a nutshell This study assessed the effectiveness and safety of different long-acting and short-acting insulins for the treatment of patients with diabetes. The data supported the use of long-acting insulins instead of neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin (Humulin N; Novolin N), as basal insulin for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Some...Read More
Extended therapy with letrozole for 5 years improves survival outcomes in postmenopausal patients with hormone positive early-stage breast cancer.
In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of extended therapy with letrozole (LET; Femara) for 5 years versus the standard therapy of 2-3 years for the treatment of postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer (BC). The data showed that extended treatment with LET for 5 years significantly improved the survival outcomes...Read More
Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of capecitabine maintenance versus active monitoring for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of capecitabine (Xeloda) as maintenance therapy versus active monitoring for the treatment of patients with stable metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The data showed that capecitabine maintenance improved survival without cancer worsening with manageable side effects for these...Read More
Evaluating the long-term outcomes of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy and video-assisted thoracic surgery in patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer.
In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term outcomes of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for the treatment of patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The data showed that both SABR and VATS led to similar long-term survival outcomes. Some background...Read More
Evaluating the long-term functional and oncological outcomes after open versus robot-assisted prostate surgery for localized prostate cancer.
In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term functional and oncological outcomes of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) and open retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) for the treatment of patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa). This study found that RALP was associated with better oncological outcomes compared to...Read More
Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of trastuzumab deruxtecan in HER2-mutant non–small-cell lung cancer.
In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu) in patients with previously untreated metastatic HER2-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The data showed that trastuzumab deruxtecan was safe and showed strong anticancer activity in these patients. Some background NSCLC is the most common form...Read More