Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pulsed radiofrequency relieves acute back pain and sciatica

A minimally invasive procedure in which pulses of energy from a probe are applied directly to nerve roots near the spine is safe and effective in people with acute lower back pain that has not responded to conservative treatment, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Levonorgestrel IUD feasible for low-risk, early uterine cancer

(HealthDay)—A levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUD) is effective in the majority of patients undergoing conservative treatment for low-risk endometrial cancer and complex atypical hyperplasia, according ...


QOL, other outcomes up with laparoscopic sx in diverticulitis

(HealthDay)—For patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis, quality of life (QOL) and other patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are improved following laparoscopic surgery versus conservative treatment, according to a review ...


Liposuction offers long-lasting benefits for lipoedema

(HealthDay)—For patients with lipoedema, liposuction offers lasting benefits, with similar benefits seen at four and eight years after surgery, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Factors tied to neck, back pain improvement identified

(HealthDay)—Observational registry-based research can inform patients and physicians about prognosis for subacute or chronic neck or low back pain, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

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