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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Metformin may improve advanced prostate Ca outcomes
Metformin may act synergistically with androgen deprivation therapy to improve outcomes for men with advanced prostate cancer, according to findings of an observational study presented at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
Research reveals possible predictor of PCa germline mutation
The study of men with prostate cancer also found that the majority of the men with a germline cancer predisposition gene mutation did not meet existing criteria for clinical genetic testing.
How do height, adiposity affect prostate Ca risk?
Taller men and those with greater adiposity are at increased risk of having high-grade prostate cancer and of dying from their malignancy, according to recently published research.
Electroacupuncture shows promise for SUI
Electroacupuncture involving the lumbosacral region is safe, well-tolerated, and can reduce the amount of urine leakage in women with stress urinary incontinence, researchers reported.
Ubiquitous steroid use posing unwitting cause for glaucoma
All corticosteroids matter when it comes to the risk of an intraocular pressure (IOP) response, and that is an important point for ophthalmologists to remember because opportunities for corticosteroid exposure are growing.
Phaco sleeve boosts flow, followability
A new silicone phacoemulsification sleeve (Ridged Sleeve, ASICO) designed with a variety of novel features is enabling safe and efficient microcoaxial cataract surgery, said Takayuki Akahoshi, MD.
Automated capsulotomy device provides safe, consistent results
A disposable device for automated anterior capsulotomy that uses precision pulse technology (Zepto, Mynosys Cellular Devices) demonstrated excellent performance in a series of 38 eyes.
Combined cataract/EK surgery may require modifications to technique
Cataract surgery in eyes undergoing simultaneous endothelial keratoplasty requires several modifications in techniques.
5 observations about corticosteroids for DME treatment
Findings from studies investigating intravitreal corticosteroids for treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) provide information about their efficacy and safety, including some understanding of how they compare with anti-VEGF therapy.
How wide-field SS-OCT expands spectrum of normal peripheral retina
Wide-field retinal imaging can be performed using a commercially available swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) platform (DRI OCT Triton, Topcon) and only the internal fixation light for patient navigation provided detailed images of both normal and pathologic peripheral retinal findings.