Author | Nicholas Mulcahy


Delaying surgery safe in von Hippel-Lindau patients

August 15, 2004

San Francisco--Even though patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease are at risk for renal tumors and eventual metastatic RCC, parenchymal-sparing surgery can be delayed until the largest tumor reaches 3 cm with minimal concern that the patient will develop metastatic renal cell carcinoma, according to updated data from an ongoing National Institutes of Health study.

Inhibitor of neurotransmitters reduces SUI episodes

July 01, 2003

Chicago-Women with stress urinary incontinence receiving an investigationalagent designed to inhibit two key neurotransmitters significantly showeda reduced number of weekly incontinence episodes and improvements in qualityof life compared with patients receiving placebo. The drug, duloxetine,is dual reuptake inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine currently inphase III development.