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Adapted resistance training improves freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Adapted resistance training improves freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether resistance training improves freezing of gait (FOG) severity in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that adapted resistance training significantly improves the outcomes of FOG. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disorder that affects the brain. Brain...

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Does insulin glargine-300 reduce the risk of hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes?

Does insulin glargine-300 reduce the risk of hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the risk of severe hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood glucose levels) with insulin glargine-100 (Lantus) and insulin glargine-300 (Toujeo) for patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It found that both medications improved glucose control, and insulin glargine-300 had a lower risk of hypoglycemia. Some background T1D is...

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Comparing laparoscopic ovarian drilling and medication to induce ovulation in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

Comparing laparoscopic ovarian drilling and medication to induce ovulation in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated laparoscopic ovarian drilling (LOD) compared to medical ovulation induction (MOI) in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  They found that LOD was associated with decreased live birth rates (LBR) when compared with MOI. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition. It is...

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Managing patients with limited-stage Hodgkin lymphoma by brentuximab vedotin based therapy

Managing patients with limited-stage Hodgkin lymphoma by brentuximab vedotin based therapy

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated if brentuximab-vedotin (BV; Adcetris) consolidation therapy can reduce the use of radiation therapy (RT) in patients with limited-stage (LS) Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). The authors found that BV consolidation achieved good outcomes in such patients when given after ABVD therapy. Some background HL is a cancer of the...

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The impact of a pharmaceutical care program for patients with B-cell lymphoma treated with ibrutinib

The impact of a pharmaceutical care program for patients with B-cell lymphoma treated with ibrutinib

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the impact of a pharmaceutical care program on the safety and effectiveness of ibrutinib in patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). This study concluded that the management of ibrutinib treatment by using a pharmaceutical care program results in improved survival and better tolerance than...

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The impact of a pharmaceutical care program for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia treated with ibrutinib

The impact of a pharmaceutical care program for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia treated with ibrutinib

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the impact of a pharmaceutical care program on the safety and effectiveness of ibrutinib in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This study concluded that management of ibrutinib treatment by using a pharmaceutical care program results in improved survival and better...

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Prolonged-release melatonin improves the quality of sleep of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Prolonged-release melatonin improves the quality of sleep of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of prolonged-release melatonin (PRM; Circadin) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and poor sleep quality. Researchers suggested that PRM is a good and safe option do treat these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disorder that affects 60,000...

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Is completion of irinotecan chemotherapy associated with better treatment response in locally advanced rectal cancer?

Is completion of irinotecan chemotherapy associated with better treatment response in locally advanced rectal cancer?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of high completion of irinotecan (Camptosar) chemotherapy before locally advanced rectal cancer surgery. Researchers suggested that the completion of irinotecan chemotherapy was associated with better tumor response in these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most...

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Combined S-1 chemotherapy improves the outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Combined S-1 chemotherapy improves the outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two different chemotherapy treatments in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC; spread to other parts of the body). Researchers suggested that 24-hour infused irinotecan (Camptosar) plus oral S-1 (Teysuno) chemotherapy and bevacizumab (Avastin) is well tolerated and associated with improved outcomes. Some background...

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