Obstetrics & gynaecology

Letrozole tops aspirin for halting ovarian hyperstimulation

(HealthDay)—For high-risk women, letrozole is more effective than aspirin for decreasing the incidence of moderate and severe early-onset ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, according to a study published in the January ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy best at 90 pulses/min

(HealthDay)—For ureteral stones, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy delivered at a shock wave delivery rate of 90 pulses per minute is associated with excellent outcomes, according to a study published in the August ...

Health

ASA: silence, jazz can reduce heart rate after surgery

(HealthDay)—Silence and listening to jazz music can reduce heart rate after surgery, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, held from Oct. 11 to 15 in New Orleans.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ATS: Early prone positioning reduces mortality in ARDS

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), prolonged prone positioning during mechanical ventilation is associated with significantly reduced mortality at 28 and 90 days, according to a study ...

Oncology & Cancer

Similar oncologic efficacy for robotic, open cystectomy

(HealthDay)—For patients with bladder cancer undergoing radical cystectomy, a robotic approach seems to have the same oncologic efficacy as an open approach and demonstrates potential perioperative benefits, according to ...

Cardiology

Results of RIBS IV trial reported

A new clinical trial comparing the use of everolimus-eluting stents (EES) and drug-eluting balloons (DEB) in treating in-stent restenosis (ISR) from drug-eluting stents found that EES provided superior late angiographic results ...

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