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Evaluating a new treatment for gastric symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined the effect of DA-9701 (Motilitone) on gastric motility (GM: movements of the digestive system) in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Researchers suggested that this drug improves GM in these patients. Some background Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have an abnormal digestive function. This can...

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10 years of treatment vs 5 years of treatment with hormone therapy in patients with early stage breast cancer.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if continuing hormone therapy for 10 years was more effective than doing it for 5 years in patients with early stage breast cancer. The study found that the patients who continued treatment for 10 years survived for longer without the disease coming back compared to those who were only treated for 5...

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Erectile dysfunction and shockwave therapy

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED). It concluded that shockwave therapy was an effective treatment for ED.  Some background Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when you cannot get or keep an erection firm enough to have intercourse. ED can occur from a physical...

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Laparoscopic conversion is not associated with increased complications in patients with colon cancer

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether laparoscopic conversion (LC) was associated with an increased complication rate when compared to planned open colon surgery. Researchers suggested that this treatment method is not associated with an increased risk of negative side effects. Some background Laparoscopic surgery is a less invasive method. It...

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Can empagliflozin help control blood sugar levels in patients with Type 1 Diabetes?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if giving empagliflozin (Jardiance) in addition to normal insulin therapy to patients with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) could help to better control blood sugar. They found that empagliflozin and insulin together improved blood sugar control and helped weight loss in patients with T1D. Some background The aim of...

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A link between low vitamin D and brain small vessel disease

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

In a nutshell This study looked at the link between low vitamin D and cerebral (brain) small vessel disease in patients with a stroke. The authors concluded that patients with low vitamin D levels had a greater burden of cerebral small vessel disease. Some background Cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD) refers to problems associated with small blood...

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Sleep impairment in rheumatoid arthritis – understanding the negative impact and treatment strategies

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed sleep impairment and its treatment strategies for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Some background Sleep quality and duration is important for overall health. Evidence suggests that sleep impairment can contribute to many diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Patients with RA may experience insomnia...

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Long-term treatment with csDMARDs in rheumatoid arthritis: results from 10-year follow-up

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term effectiveness of csDMARDs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that csDMARDs are effective at managing RA symptoms long-term. Some background Managing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) involves taking medication to reduce inflammation. The aim is to achieve the lowest level of disease...

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