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Recurrence of reentrant tachycardia after cryoablation higher than with RF ablation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In the short term, cryoablation for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is as effective as radiofrequency catheter ablation, but 6-month recurrence rates are higher with cryoablation, a German team...

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Oral ibuprofen more effective than IV administration for closure of patent ductus

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants, those treated with oral ibuprofen for patent ductus arteriosus have higher rates of closure than those given ibuprofen intravenously, Turkish researchers report. ...

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Time to reconsider what insignificant prostate cancer is?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The tumor volume threshold of 0.5 mL for clinically insignificant prostate cancer, established in the early 1990s, remains valid, according to researchers who revisited this cut point in a contemporary group of prostate...