Does supplemental external beam radiation therapy impact urinary, bowel, and erectile function following permanent prostate brachytherapy?: results of two prospective randomized trials.
Conclusions: Supplemental EBRT did not significantly effect catheter dependency, IPSS resolution, urethral stricture rate, the need for post-implant TURP, bowel, or erectile function. Careful attention to brachytherapy dose distributions appears to be most important in minimizing post-brachytherapy morbidity. PMID: 29204160 [PubMed]
This article reviews strategies to address bleeding complications occurring secondary to warfarin, low-molecular-weight heparin, and direct oral anticoagulant therapy.
Authors: Chao TF, Chen SA PMID: 30023127 [PubMed]
ConclusionThis endoscopy-based study revealed the most common histology of benign SB tumors were hamartoma and adenoma, and malignant ones were lymphomas, GISTs, adenocarcinomas and metastatic cancers. Most of them were male gender, except for GISTs, and with proximal location, except for lymphomas. Further large-scale investigation efforts are warranted to elucidate the epidemiology of SB tumors.
Authors: Aslan E, Gonen C PMID: 30024717 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Gravito-Soares M, Gravito-Soares E, Figueiredo P PMID: 30024716 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Marušić M, Klemenčić A, Troskot Perić R, Hauser G Abstract Gastroesophageal variceal hemorrhage is the most important clinical event that results from portal hypertension. It is a lifethreatening condition that demands rapid and efficient treatment. The first step in bleeding control is hemodynamic stabilization and pharmacological treatment, which includes administration of vasoactive drugs and short-term antibiotic prophylaxis. After initial hemodynamic stabilization, endoscopic therapy should be performed. The first choice of endoscopic treatment for esophageal bleeding is endoscopic variceal...
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of peri-implantitis is influenced by the criteria used for the case definition, and the true prevalence may currently be incorrectly estimated. PMID: 30024992 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: The rates of success and survival showed the reliability of implant therapy. Plaque accumulation, smoking and upper jaw location, seem to increase the risk of failure of implant-supported rehabilitation. PMID: 30024589 [PubMed - in process]
Synthetic marijuana products spiked with an ingredient in rat poison have caused several deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations, the FDA says. The contaminant -- a blood thinner called brodifacoum -- can cause severe bleeding and has been found in products with names such as K2 and Spice.
Condition: Rectal Bleeding Intervention: Diagnostic Test: procto sigmoidoscopy and biopsy if required Sponsor: Services Hospital, Lahore Recruiting