Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How does a man get Peyronie's disease?

Peyronie's (pay-roe-NEEZ) disease is a scar-forming condition that can cause pain, penile bending, penile shortening and erectile dysfunction. The condition, which is estimated to affect millions of men in the U.S., is characterized ...

Surgery

Surgery no better for wrist fracture in older adults

For persons aged 60 years or older with displaced distal radius fracture, surgical treatment seems not to be better than nonsurgical treatment for patient-reported wrist function, according to a study published online April ...

Health

Patients seek greater ownership of health-care decisions

Patients faced with a choice of surgical options want to engage their physicians and take a more active role in decision-making, according to a study (abstract 567) released at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2015. Further, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study clarifies surgical options for kidney cancer

Surgery is often the first step in treating kidney cancer, and new data from the University of Rochester Medical Center, which contradicts earlier research, questions whether removal of only the tumor (partial nephrectomy) ...

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