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Multidetector CT highly accurate for diagnosing appendicitis and ruling it out

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When acute appendicitis is suspected, preoperative assessment by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has very high positive and negative predictive values, according to the results of a retrospective study reported in...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Tc-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) renal scanning is not an accurate test for identifying children with dilating vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), suggest results of a meta-analysis. Acute-phase DMSA renal scanning can’t...

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New RF catheter for pulmonary vein isolation linked to silent embolism risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing pulmonary vein isolation, the use of a multielectrode phased RF ablation catheter designed for the purpose appears to generate more asymptomatic intracranial embolic events...