The rationale of seminal vesicle sparing robotic radical prostatectomy is to spare nerves that are responsible for erectile function and close to the tips of the seminal vesicles. However, these remaining tips are known to produce prostate-specific antigen, which is measured for postoperative monitoring.
A biosimilar is a biological medicine highly similar to another, already approved medicine. Physicians should be aware of definition, approval process, and biochemical and clinical features that distinguish biosimilars from the reference product.
The introduction of a country-wide molecular surveillance database aims to increase the overall whole genome sequencing data quality and establish a molecular surveillance platform for selected pathogens.
If drug therapy for secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPTH) fails, total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation of parathyroid tissue into the forearm (PTX-AT) is the most widely used procedure, but high recurrence rates are reported.
Immunosuppressive therapy must be guided by therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) in paediatric liver (LT) and kidney transplantation (KT) patients to prevent under- and overdosing, which have clinical consequences.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) has recently been identified as a predictor of generalised vascular disease and, besides the functional sexual impairment, symptoms of ED may be indicative of underlying risk factors or cardiovascular comorbidities.
Recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) is a disease with poor prognosis for which there is no established standard therapy. A recent survey among Swiss neuro-oncology centres has shown considerable differences in treatment recommendations.
Allostatic load, a marker of cumulative stress, is associated with higher morbidity and mortality, and reduced health-related quality of life in healthy adults. In patients with hypertension this association has not been investigated.
A new generation of physicians, millennials (also known as Generation Y), are entering residency programmes in internal medicine, and these young men and women learn and work in ways that are different from those of past generations.
Injury prevention in amateur soccer has been promoted in recent years, but few studies have addressed long-term changes in injury rates. Better knowledge of changes in injury incidences and causes could help improve prevention strategies.
Vocal cord dysfunction is characterised by paradoxical inspiratory laryngeal motion and is often misdiagnosed as asthma. Diagnosis is difficult, because laryngoscopy is positive only during symptomatic episodes or provocation tests.
The diagnostic diversity index can be seen as an indicator of diagnostic precision - the higher the degree of diversity, the better the diagnostic precision.
SMW is an international peer-reviewed medical journal, established in 1871.
Public Service Open Access is also known als Diamond or Platinum OA.
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