Robot-assisted radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion comes with lower perioperative blood loss and a shorter recovery period than open cystectomy, according to a recent Singapore study.
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) may offer an effective alternative to radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), particularly in patients with larger tumours at the subphrenic location, a new study has shown.
A puppet show performed during circumcision appears to produce analgesic and anxiolytic effects that linger even after the procedure, suggesting that pain and anxiety related to an invasive procedure in children can be effectively managed with nonpharmacological methods, according to a study.
Adding the PD-L1 inhibitor avelumab to best supportive care in the maintenance setting yields significant survival benefit compared with best supporting care alone for patients with advanced bladder cancer who have stable disease following first-line platinum-based chemotherapy, an interim analysis of the JAVELIN Bladder 100 study shows.
A modified disposable circumcision suture device facilitates simpler and faster procedure in children, with a relatively lower complication rate and better cosmetic results compared with the conventional dorsal slit technique, according to a recent study.
Use of the prescription stimulant methylphenidate appears to also exert a positive effect on the lower urinary tract in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) but without voiding dysfunction, specifically increasing voided volume and bladder capacity, as shown in a study.
Routinely used for treating cardiovascular diseases, statins have been shown to benefit other conditions, and new evidence suggests that using the drug at high intensity reduces the risk of hip or knee replacement, an effect that may be specific to rheumatoid arthritis.
Having migraine during midlife appears to be associated with a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, according to a large population-based longitudinal Danish study presented at the AHS* 2020 Virtual Meeting, indicating that migraine may be a risk factor for dementia.
Upadacitinib may be a suitable treatment for patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who have insufficient response to non-biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (non-bDMARDs), according to results of the phase III SELECT-PsA-1* trial presented at EULAR 2020.