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Investigating the effectiveness of a letrozole ‘step-up’ protocol for controlled ovarian stimulation

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of a letrozole (Femara) step-up protocol (SUP) for controlled ovarian stimulation (COS). They found that a letrozole-SUP was as effective as standard COS protocol and less costly.  Some background Unexplained infertility (UI) is increasingly common. Women with UI usually have a normal...

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Does stress affect semen quality?

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at semen quality and stress in healthy men. It found that higher levels of life stress were associated with lower semen quality. Some background Up to half of the infertility cases involve male infertility. An important factor in male fertility is semen quality. Semen quality includes the concentration of sperm, how...

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Is the off-label use of type-2 diabetes medications in type 1 diabetes causing increased rates of diabetic ketoacidosis?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the frequency of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor use in type 1 diabetes (T1D) and the resulting rates of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). The study concluded that while the proportion of SGLT2 use in T1D is small, there is a significant associated risk of DKA. Some background There are two...

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High neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in patients with melanoma treated with PD-1 inhibitor

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if a high neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was related to the survival of patients with melanoma treated with PD-1 inhibitor treatment. The study found that the higher the NLR, the lower the chances of survival in these patients.  Some background One type of melanoma treatment involves...

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Is the thickness of the womb lining related to ectopic pregnancy risk?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared women who had an ectopic pregnancy (EP) vs a normal pregnancy following in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that a thick lining of the womb protects against EP, and pelvic surgery and tubal-related infertility are risk factors for EP. Some background Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is when an embryo implants somewhere other...

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The effectiveness of mirabegron for overactive bladder in patients aged 65 and older

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 in Overactive bladder | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of mirabegron in patients aged 65 years or older with overactive bladder (OAB) and urinary incontinence (UI). This study found that mirabegron improved the symptoms in these patients. Some background Overactive bladder (OAB) occurs when the bladder muscle is too active. Instead of staying...

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The effectiveness of mirabegron in patients aged 65 and older with overactive bladder and incontinence

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of mirabegron in patients aged 65 years or older with overactive bladder (OAB) and urinary incontinence. This study found that mirabegron improved the symptoms in these patients. Some background Overactive bladder (OAB) occurs when the bladder muscle is too...

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Using high sensitivity c-reactive protein to monitor response to tadalafil in patients with erectile dysfunction

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate if high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) can be used to monitor the effectiveness of PD-5 inhibitors. This study found that lower hs-CRP before treatment is associated with better response to medication.   Some background Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or...

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Radiation therapy after surgery improves survival of patients with advanced colon cancer

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of radiation therapy (RT) after surgery in patients with T4 (cancer that has grown outside of the colon outer layer and invades the surrounding tissues) colon cancer. Researchers suggested that RT improved overall survival in these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third...

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Does prior stroke affect ischemia or bleeding risk after percutaneous coronary intervention?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk of ischemia (IR) or bleeding (BR) after stroke in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). They found that patients with prior stroke had higher IR/BR after PCI.  Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by blockages and reduced blood flow to the heart....

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