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Comparing surgery, collagenase clostridium histolyticum, and penile traction therapy in men with Peyronie’s disease

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare treatments for Peyronie's disease (PD). This study found that traction devices represent the most cost-effective treatment for PD.  Some background Peyronie's disease (PD) is caused by scar tissue that forms inside the penis. It can result in a bent, rather than straight, erect penis. It...

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Oral drugs to treat severe hypertension – are they safe and effective in pregnancy?

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of oral antihypertensive drugs (OAHDs) in pregnancy.  They found that OAHDs reduced blood pressure (BP) in most women.  Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. It is also the most common disorder diagnosed in pregnancy. Hypertension...

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The effects of antiplatelet therapy on patients with cerebral hemorrhagic stroke

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of antiplatelet therapy (APT) on patients with hemorrhagic stroke. Researchers suggested that there is a small increase in the risk of a second stroke. Some background A hemorrhagic stroke happens when blood from an artery bleeds into the brain. Pressure from the leaked blood damages brain cells. The...

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Evaluating pembrolizumab for patients with reoccurring classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for patients with classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cHL) that came back after initial treatment. This study concluded that pembrolizumab was effective for these patients, with manageable side effects. Some background First-line chemotherapy is highly...

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Internal selective radiotherapy improves the outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer liver metastasis

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) in the treatment of colorectal cancer liver metastasis (CRC-LM). Researchers suggested that adding this therapy to the treatment improves the outcomes of the treatment. Some background The liver is a common site for colorectal cancer metastasis...

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Can nutritional supplements help reduce hypoglycemia in patients with Type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if nutritional supplements can reduce the rate of hypoglycemia in patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study concluded that these supplements helped reduce hypoglycemia and lowered mortality risk for these patients. Some background Treatment for T2D, such as insulin, can cause blood sugar levels to...

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