Treatments & Techniques

Probiotic Therapy Linked to Reduced Rehospitalization for Patients with Acute Mania

A recent study further explores interrelationships among inflammation, probiotics and mental health.


More Aggressive Combination Therapy Offers Survival Advantage for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

Men with locally or regionally advanced prostate cancer who receive radical prostatectomy followed by radiation therapy live longer than those who receive radiation therapy plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), according to a recent study.


Big Drop in Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Research, Bulletins on Health Risks

Testosterone use decreased dramatically from 2013 to 2016, amid an outpouring of study results and FDA alerts regarding associations between testosterone products and risk of stroke, heart attack and/or death.


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Avoiding a Late Supper Associated with Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

Eating supper before 9 p.m. or waiting a minimum of two hours after eating before going to bed is linked to a 20 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk, according to research in the International Journal of Cancer.

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Streamlined Surgery May Improve Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection, Study Finds

A one-stage surgical approach could be as effective in treating prosthetic joint infection (PJI) as the more common two-stage method, a recent British study found.


Study: Perioperative Counseling Boosts Function for Adolescents Undergoing Hip Preservation Surgery

Adolescents who received psychological education and counseling before and after hip preservation surgery (HPS) exhibited enhanced psychological and physical function, according to a recent study.


Nerve Stimulation, Depression and Quality of Life

Nerve stimulation can boost quality of life for people with depression, a study spearheaded by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests.


Stimulation Aids Spinal Cord Injury Patients’ Bladder Control

Five men with spinal cord injuries that impaired the ability to voluntarily urinate gained improved bladder control as well as average quality-of-life improvement of 60 percent after lower-spinal-cord stimulation, according to a study in Scientific Reports.


The Bariatric Juggernaut

Few single procedures or treatments can boast bariatric surgery’s track record for improving or resolving multiple medical conditions. Overwhelming clinical data point to the effectiveness of weight-loss surgery in treating not only obesity but a host of comorbidities.


A Cost-effective Approach to Treating Pediatric C-diff

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) via nasogastric feeding tube (NGT) is a cheaper yet similarly effective treatment method for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in children when compared with FMT via colonoscopy or nasoduodenal tube, a study from Children’s Hospital Colorado has found.