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Delayed return of fecal blood tests may miss colorectal cancers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Due to hemoglobin degradation, delayed return of fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) may miss colorectal adenomas and possibly also overt malignancy, according to a report in the International Journal of Cancer for August 15. ...

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Less frequent INR testing suitable for some patients on anticoagulation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – INR testing intervals of 4 weeks or less are typically recommended for patients on long-term warfarin therapy, but new research suggests that less frequent testing may be safe for patients with stable INR values. ...

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Lung reduction surgery improves quality of life with emphysema

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Lung volume reduction surgery extends survival in patients with advanced emphysema and also improves quality of life, new research confirms. “We found lung reduction surgery is a good treatment alternative for...