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Primary PCI vs. pre-hospital lysis for MI: similar survival

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Five-year survival is similar whether patients with acute MI are treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or pre-hospital lysis followed by transfer to an interventional facility. The exception is patients treated within 2 hours of symptom onset, Dr. Eric...

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PET testing reduces futile resections for colorectal liver metastases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Use of 18F-FDG PET imaging can reduce the rate of futile laparotomies in patients with colorectal liver metastases from 45% to 28%, according to a report in the July issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. “This is the first and only randomized controlled clinical trial...

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Parkinson’s disease – exercise recommendations

Jay Alberts, PhD, Assistant Staff, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, discusses exercise recommendations for patients with Parkinson’s Disease using a bicycle. Summary: 1. Based on research finding, Parkinson’s patients may benefit from cycling at a rate of 80-90 RPM. 2. A bike is in...