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Adalimumab eases sciatica enough to avoid surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The TNF alpha inhibitor adalimumab provides minor analgesia in patients with radicular pain due to lumbar disc herniation, but prompts a major reduction in the need for surgery, Swiss researchers report in an April 6th...

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Monitor testosterone during androgen-deprivation therapy: review

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Physicians should monitor serum testosterone levels during androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with prostate cancer, according to an April 16th online report in European Urology. Although the androgen axis is...

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Urethrotomy success low and fleeting

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Despite the popularity of urethrotomy for treating urethral strictures in men, the success rate is less than 10% initially and may drop to zero over time, researchers report in the May issue of the Journal of Urology....