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Rasburicase Superior in Reducing Uric Acid

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among adult patients being treated for hematologic malignancies and who are at high risk for tumor lysis syndrome with hyperuricemia, intravenous rasburicase does a better job than oral allopurinol in controlling plasma uric acid levels, according to a new study. “This drug...

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Steroids and Tonsillectomies Compatible

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Perioperative dexamethasone does not boost the risk of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage, according to a large retrospective study reported in the August Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Giving dexamethasone during tonsillectomy “has evolved into the standard...

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Can PAP Tests Help Detect Breast Cancer Risk?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women with a finding of atypical glandular cells (AGC) on cervical cytology are more likely than those without AGC to have malignant breast disease, according to a paper published online by the journal Menopause. Dr. Peter F. Schnatz commented in an email that his group has...