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Colon cancer staging not changed with increased lymph node evaluation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A large increase in the number of lymph nodes evaluated during surgery for colon cancer — a quality improvement metric– has not had any great effect on the percentage of node-positive cancers found, according to a...

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Worse outcomes after spinal metastases surgery at academic medical centers in July

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients undergoing surgery for spinal metastases at teaching hospitals in July have higher mortality and complication rates than similar patients treated in other months, according to a report in the August 25th online issue...

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Barrett’s esophagus ablation can bury metaplastic glands

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Endoscopic ablation of Barrett’s esophagus can bury metaplastic glands under a layer of neosquamousepithelium. However, how often this happens and its importance still is uncertain, researchers report in an August 9th...