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Early increases in blood urea nitrogen may predict mortality in acute pancreatitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Serial measurement of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) provides the most valuable prognostic information of six routinely collected admission laboratory tests in patients admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis, and increases in BUN independently predict mortality, clinicians...

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Hypotension unawareness” common in patients who fall

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Over half of patients with profound orthostatic hypotension do not have typical symptoms, according to a new report. Therefore it may be necessary to perform head-up tilt table tests in all patients who fall or have suspected syncope. Dr. Steven D. Arbogast at University...

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Intensive postop follow up benefits early-stage colon cancer patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with early (stage I and IIA) colon cancer derive similar benefits from intensive postoperative surveillance as those with late stage IIB and III colon cancer, clinicians report in the June 29 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. At present, it is unclear how...

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