PROS and CONS in general medicine and geriatrics, 2020

PROS and CONS in general medicine and geriatrics, 2020


  • Domenico Cucinotta Master in Geriatric Medicine, Ferrara and San Marino Universities; Past Chairman Dept of Internal Medicine and Aging, University Hospital Bologna.


general medicine, geriatrics, PROS and CONS


In 2020 many researches were published concening non Covid pathologies. In the field of general medicine and geriatrics a look is given to oxygen therapeutic use, soft surgical treatments of benign prostatic hyperplasia, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis treatment, use of SGLT2 inhibitors in cardiac failure and a proposal for treatment of severe claudicatio intermittens.


-European Union, Health-newsletter 151 - Focus: Getting Expert help in making effective investments in health, 2020

-FDA safety communication, 2020

-Ayyagari R, et al ,Prostatic Artery Embolization in Nonindex Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Patients: Single-center Outcomes for Urinary Retention and Gross Prostatic Hematuria. Urology. 2020 Feb;136:212-217. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.11.003. Epub 2019 Nov 14. PMID: 31734349

- Miller LE et al. J Surgical Reintervention Rate after Prostatic Urethral Lift: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Involving over 2,000 Patients Urol 2020 , 5, 1019-26

- Frykberg RG et al. A multinational, multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of cyclical topical wound oxygen (TWO2) therapy in the treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers: The TWO2 Study. Diabetes Care 2020 Mar; 43:616.

-Newsome P. N. et al A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Subcutaneous Semaglutide in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis NEJM November 13, 2020

- ATS guidelines . Home Oxygen Therapy for Adults with COPD and ILD:,American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Nov 17, 2020.

-Filion KB et al. Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors and risk of major adverse cardiovascular events: multi-database retrospective cohort study BMJ 2020;370:m3342

-Bhatt DL et al. Sotagliflozin for Diabetes Patients with Worsening Heart Failure or Chronic Kidney Disease. N Engl J Med 2020 Nov 16

-Parodi,J.C. et al Hydration may reverse most symptoms of lower extremity intermittent claudication or rest pain, J Vasc Surg 2020 Oct 1459-63

-International Hospital , digital edition, December 2020






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Cucinotta D. PROS and CONS in general medicine and geriatrics, 2020. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2021 Feb. 3 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];92(1):e2021079. Available from: