Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nonsurgical treatment turns back the clock, shrinks enlarged prostate

Men with a common condition that causes frequent nighttime trips to the bathroom can get relief with a minimally invasive treatment that shrinks the prostate, suggests a study being presented at the Society of Interventional ...

Medications

For embolism patients, clot-busting drug is worth risk

When doctors encounter a patient with a massive pulmonary embolism, they face a difficult choice: Is it wise to administer a drug that could save the patient's life, even though many people suffer life-threatening bleeding ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Blood clots and artery blockage more likely during IVF pregnancies

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung) and venous thromboembolism (blood clots) during the first trimester of pregnancy, a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vena cava filters do not lower mortality rate in most embolism cases

A filter used to block clots from passing from the veins in the legs to the arteries of the lung does not improve mortality rates for most patients suffering a pulmonary embolism. However, if a patient is unstable – ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The Medical Minute: Pipes in the brain as treatment for aneurysms

Brain aneurysms are balloon-like out-pouchings that can develop off of brain arteries. Like balloons, these out-pouchings can burst causing a devastating type of stroke as blood leaks in and around the brain. Many years ago ...

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