The Latest Clinical Articles in Family Medicine & Family Practice

1Depression and socio-economical burden are more common in primary caregivers of patients who are not aware of their cancer: TURQUOISE Study by the Palliative Care Working Committee of the Turkish Oncology Group (TOG)European Journal of Cancer Care, March 31, 2015  Clinical Article
2Correspondence of physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption among prostate cancer survivors and their spousesEuropean Journal of Cancer Care, March 31, 2015  Clinical Article
3Prostate biopsy markers of inflammation are associated with risk of clinical progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia: Findings from the MTOPS studyThe Journal of Urology, March 31, 2015  Clinical Article
4Short-term results after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy compared to open radical prostatectomyEuropean Urology, March 31, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
5Use of the prostate health index for the detection of aggressive prostate cancer at radical prostatectomyUrologia Internationalis, March 31, 2015  Clinical Article
6Six-core versus twelve-core prostate biopsy: A retrospective study comparing accuracy, oncological outcomes and safetyIrish Journal of Medical Science, March 31, 2015  Clinical Article
7Dose-volume analysis and the temporal nature of toxicity with stereotactic body radiation therapy for prostate cancerPractical Radiation Oncology, March 31, 2015  Review Article
8Outcomes with abiraterone acetate in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients who have poor performance statusEuropean Urology, March 31, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
9Magnetic resonance imaging in active surveillance of prostate cancer: A systematic reviewEuropean Urology, March 31, 2015  Full Text  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
1NCCN publishes new guidelines for smoking cessation, effort led by Ohio State oncologistThe OSUCCC–James, March 31, 2015
2How to get smarter on pills for seniorsThomas Jefferson University News, March 31, 2015
3Genetic background determines whether aspirin/NSAIDS will reduce colorectal cancer riskMassachusetts General Hospital, March 31, 2015
4Who will develop memory problems? New tool may help predictAmerican Academy of Neurology News, March 31, 2015
5Strong regulations on gun sales prevent high-risk individuals from accessing firearms and can reduce violent crime, study findsJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, March 31, 2015
6Drinking raw milk dramatically increases risk for foodborne illness, analysis findsJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, March 31, 2015
7Study pinpoints pregnancy complications in women with sickle cell diseaseAmerican Society of Hematology News, March 31, 2015
8State-of-the-art review explores management of anticoagulation in Afib patientsAmerican College of Cardiology News, March 31, 2015
9FDA warns against combination of hepatitis C treatment and antiarrhythmic drugAmerican College of Cardiology News, March 31, 2015
10Hormones with statins may help women's hearts after menopauseThe North American Menopause Society News, March 31, 2015

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Green tea reduces BP and improves lipid profile

As reported in Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases, a meta-analysis involved 20 RCTs and 1536 participants showed that consumption of green tea (Camellia sinensis) is associated with a reduction in systolic blood pressure (-1.94 mmHg) and improved lipid profile (TC, -0.13 mmol/l; LDL-C, -0.19 mmol/l). Additional studies quantifying the association are needed.

Tobacco and alcohol use significantly increase risk for ESCC

Based on a meta-analysis (n=5 studies) reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the combined use of tobacco and alcohol increased the risk for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OR=3.28) compared with non-users; users of tobacco or alcohol alone had a 20%-30% increased risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma compared to non-users.

Predictors of poor coronary collateral circulation in stable CAD

As reported in Angiology, the fasting blood glucose and serum uric acid levels and the white blood cell count were higher in patients with stable CAD (n=480) and associated with poor coronary collateral circulation.

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