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Macroprolactinemia a benign condition not requiring treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with macroprolactinemia don’t need extensive exams or prolonged monitoring, according to a prospective study. As long as their monomeric prolactin concentration is normal, patients with this benign variant of hyperprolactinemia don’t require imaging studies,...

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PSA kinetics of no use during prostate cancer surveillance: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Mounting evidence suggests that preoperative prostate specific antigen (PSA) kinetics are a poor marker of disease progression. During active surveillance for low-risk, low-volume prostate cancer, instead of relying on PSA doubling time or velocity, “careful follow-up with...

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Better to have bowel prep and colonoscopy on the same day: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When colonoscopy is scheduled for the afternoon, drinking the electrolyte solution in the morning is clinically equivalent to drinking half of it the night before, and affords the patient a better night’s sleep and less disruption to the previous workday, new research...