Six weeks finasteride monotherapy before TURP: Does it improve quality of life in early post operative period?

ConclusionsFinasteride therapy for 6 weeks before TURP reduced intraoperative blood loss and statistically improved quality of life in the early postoperative period. However, larger number of patients and longer duration of follow up is recommended to confirm its clinical significance.
Source: African Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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Minimally invasive repair of esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is feasible and confers benefits compared to thoracotomy or laparotomy. However, carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation can lead to hypercapnia and acidosis. We sought to determine the effect of lower insufflation pressures on patients' surrogate markers for CO2 absorption — arterial partial pressure of CO2 (PaCO2), end tidal CO2 (EtCO2) and pH.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this study will be to synthesize the evidence underpinning individual components of a proposed multidisciplinary enhanced recovery pathway for patients undergoing spinal surgery.MethodsThis is the study protocol for a systematic review of complex interventions. Our team identified 22 individual care components of a proposed pathway based on clinical practice guidelines and published reviews. We will include systematic reviews and meta-analysis, randomized controlled trials, non-randomized controlled trials, and observational studies in adults or pediatric patients evaluating any one of the pre-determined c...
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Surgery (Oxford)Author(s): Christopher Limb, Timothy RockallAbstractLaparoscopic surgery is currently established as the primary modality for many procedures. In has been associated with a number of benefits over traditional open surgery, including reduced pain, shorter hospital stay and quicker return to work. Despite this, significant operative challenges and the potential for life-threatening complications exist. Surgeons must understand the specialist equipment that is required, along with how to troubleshoot common issues. Furthermore, an appreciation of the d...
Source: Surgery (Oxford) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionLN metastasis and RM involvement were poor prognostic factors of survival outcomes in initially surgically treated early-stage HG NECC. No difference was observed in the survival outcomes between the MIS and laparotomy approaches.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study involved a retrospective chart review of 2647 consecutive unilateral THAs using the anterior approach. The following parameters and complications were examined: patient demographics, surgery duration (open to close), postoperative length of stay, intraoperative fractures requiring internal fixation, femoral or sciatic nerve injuries with or without motor loss, deep infections managed with operative irrigation and debridement, deep venous thromboses (DVTs), and dislocations. Mean patient age and body mass index were 65 years and 29.78 kg/m2, respectively. Mean length of surgery was 69.1 minutes, and mean length o...
Source: Orthopedics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: research
This study aimed to describe experience and show the feasibility and safety of minimally invasive multiple valve implantation with right anterior minithoracotomy (RAT) and compare the outcomes with cases that underwent multiple valve surgery via a standard median sternotomy.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
To investigate the prognostic factors and impact of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in surgically treated early-stage high-grade (HG) neuroendocrine cervical carcinoma (NECC).
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the family name of the author, Ludovica Baldari, was misspelled.
Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Correction Source Type: research
ConclusionThe early outcomes of REC were favorable with regard to early recovery and less pain, with similar number of retrieved lymph nodes. REC is a promising option for treatment of GBC, but further long ‐term survival studies are needed.
Source: Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn women affected by recto ‐vaginal endometriosis with vaginal mucosal infiltration, perioperative outcomes seem not to be influenced by the surgical route adopted.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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