Year 2018 (52)

Edition nr. 3

Ulipristal and severe liver failure

  • In addition to emergency contraception, ulipristal is also indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids. The drug binds to the progesteron receptor.
  • There have been four reports of liver failure in patients us ...

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Meshes to prevent incisional hernias

  • In 2015, the European Hernia Society recommended prophylactic mesh reinforcement in elective midline laparotomies to prevent incisional hernias in high-risk patients, even though the evidence for its efficacy was weak at the time.
  • The findings ...

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Surgical robots for laparoscopic surgery

  • The use of robot-assisted surgery combined with laparoscopy has become ever more common since the year 2000. Initially used for radical laparoscopic prostatectomies, it is now applied in many other surgical procedures, even though its efficacy ...

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Statin use by children

  • Statins are prescribed to children with familial hypercholesterolaemia, to prevent high cardiovascular risk in the future. A systematic review study of this use was recently published.
  • The authors of the systematic review conclude that the use ...

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