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2013-11-14 23:25:12

Men with mild-to-moderate symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia can try a conservative approach called watchful waiting. Behavior changes can help control symptoms. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Many men over 50 take a daily medication to control bothersome urinary symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Yet there's an alternative called watchful waiting for men with mild to moderate BPH symptoms, reports the November 2013 Harvard Men's Health Watch. It basically...

2013-06-18 10:28:32

Study suggests low-risk patients can forgo immediate treatment Many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancers can safely choose active surveillance or "watchful waiting" instead of undergoing immediate treatment and have better quality of life while reducing health care costs, according to a study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. Writing in the June 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, the authors said their statistical...

2011-05-10 14:13:05

When infants' tear ducts are blocked, the decision about when to intervene and the cost-effectiveness of doing so depend on how likely it is the problem will self-resolve, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. It is not uncommon for babies to be born with blockage of the tear ducts, a condition known as congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO). In many cases, the condition will resolve spontaneously by the time a child...

2010-12-17 17:10:50

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers recommend 'watchful waiting' over antibiotic treatment for many children with ear infections As middle ear infections increase during the winter months, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) suggest that in many cases the most appropriate treatment is "watchful waiting" instead of using antibiotics immediately. The review, published in the scientific journal Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy, does not suggest use of...

2009-03-17 20:55:45

Some men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer who opt not to initially receive treatment can be safe if they are closely monitored, U.S. researchers say. An important question for men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and at minimal risk of cancer progression or metastases is when to actively treat versus when to observe and closely monitor. Study author Dr. Scott Eggener of the University of Chicago Medical Center said radiation therapy and surgery are effective treatments but can be...

2005-06-06 01:15:00

BOSTON - The most frequent reason pediatricians prescribe antibiotics to young children is for an ear infection (acute otitis media). With increased concerns about high rates of antibiotic use and resistance, recent guidelines suggest consideration of "watchful waiting" for some ear infections to see if they resolve without antibiotics. Previous studies have shown that many ear infections do resolve on their own. "Careful observation by pediatricians and parents, sometimes called 'watchful...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.