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Comparing bipolar transurethral vaporization of the prostate versus GreenLight laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare two different treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study found that there was similar effectiveness between these treatment options for BPH.  Some background Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. Photoselective...

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Evaluating combination therapy versus metformin only for patients with Type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether adding vildagliptin (Galvus) to metformin (Glucophage) could improve the duration of blood glucose control for patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). The authors found that this treatment combination improved long-term blood glucose control for these patients. Some background...

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Do glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist drugs reduce heart disease and stroke in patients with diabetes?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) drugs could reduce the rate of heart disease and stroke in patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2D). The authors found that fewer patients who received GLP-1RA drugs developed heart disease or stroke compared to those who received a placebo. Some background...

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Which dietary factors promote female fertility?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed the effects of diet on fertility in women. The authors concluded that fertility is improved by diets that include folic acid supplements, omega-3s, fish, and olive oil. Fertility was worsened by trans fats, sugar, and refined carbohydrates. Some background About 15.5% of women in the U.S. are affected by...

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Do sleep patterns affect the ability to conceive?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if sleep patterns affect the ability to conceive a child (fecundability, FC). They found that having trouble sleeping may affect FC in women trying to conceive. Some background Infertility is an increasingly common problem. Fertility treatment is expensive and can cause stress for infertile couples....

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