Mario Plebani, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Mario Plebani

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Prostate Cancer

At a Glance Prostate cancer should be considered in any male patient older than 40 years of age with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Prostate cancer develops from the prostate, a gland that is part of the male reproductive system, located below the bladder, in front of the rectum, and embracing the urethra. In the…

Testicular Cancer

At a Glance When a patient discovers a usually painless testicular mass, either unintentionally or by self-examination, or when a testicular mass is discovered by routine physical examination, testicular cancer should be suspected. Testicular cancer risk factors include: Males with cryptorchidism have 3-17 times the average risk, and approximately 7-10% of patients with testicular tumors…

Helicobacter pylori

At a Glance Patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia with active peptic ulcer or with a clinical history of peptic ulcer, and patients with gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma or early gastric cancer might be Helicobacter pylori(H. plyori) infected. H. pyloriis a gram-negative bacterium that colonizes the luminal surface of the gastric epithelium, representing the most…

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