A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine , has found that MRI scan and targeted prostate biopsies are significantly better at making a positive prostate cancer diagnosis than standard biopsies. The study results were presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Copenhagen.
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The airways of people with sleep apnoea collapse much more quickly than previously thought, say Adelaide researchers. It is a finding which could help improve treatments for sleep apnoea.
An updated Clinical Practice Guideline by Endocrine Society experts, reveals that new scientific evidence has strengthened the case for reserving testosterone therapy for well-documented cases of hypogonadism, a condition where the body does not produce enough testosterone. The guideline was published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
A new study suggests a minimally invasive treatment that could reduce osteoarthritis-associated inflammation and pain in the knee. The finding, presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, could help reduce disability and improve quality of life for patients with severe knee pain due to osteoarthritis.
The current study aims to investigate the epidemiological features of HBV and/or HCV coinfection among HIV-infected populations and thereby help identify risk factors for coinfection.
A new study, presented at ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, has shown that patients with hematologic malignancies received more aggressive care at the end of life than patients with solid tumors.
In addition, racial minorities with hematologic malignancies had lower rates of advance directive documentation and received significantly more aggressive care at the end of life than white individuals with blood cancers.
Although surgery and postoperative radiotherapy provided excellent freedom from locoregional relapse (FFLRR) in patients with high-risk cutaneous head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), there was no observed benefit with the addition of weekly carboplatin, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Doctors evaluating patients for blockages in the heart are aided by having a good roadmap of the vascular terrain before they can insert stents to clear the impasse.
In a policy statement published in Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is affirming its commitment that all children have optimal health and well-being, regardless of race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, special needs or other factors that make the pediatric population diverse.
In this study, researchers assessed that the Congo nation is suffering from a cholera outbreak that has swept through villages ravaged by conflict and is now spreading quickly in the overcrowded capital, officials and health workers. Cholera outbreaks occur regularly in the vast Central African country, but this is the worst in more than 20 years.
A low dose of the sedative dexmedetomidine given at night may prevent delirium in critically ill patients, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
A new study, published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, shows that patients with psychotic disorders who participated in an early intervention program had a significantly lower risk of mortality than patients who did not take part in such a program.