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Post-colectomy complications more frequent in obese patients

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Morbidly obese patients face higher complication rates than do normal-weight patients after undergoing surgery for colon cancer, according to a report in the January issue of the Journal of the American...

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Cryopreservation of ovarian tissue recommended for girls with Turner syndrome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Ovarian follicles can often be retrieved for cryopreservation from teenage girls with Turner syndrome, a condition characterized by early ovarian failure, according to researchers in Sweden. “A spontaneous start of...

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Intravesical chondroitin may relieve interstitial cystitis

[CLIN] – Intravesical chondroitin may relieve interstitial cystitis NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The results of a small open-label study suggest that intravesical chondroitin sulphate is a safe and effective treatment for some patients with...

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Radiosurgery effective for vestibular schwannomas with neurofibromatosis type 2

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with vestibular schwannomas related to neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), gamma knife radiosurgery can achieve good tumor control in about two-thirds of cases and preservation of hearing in about one-third, according...

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Mood disorders common in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The prevalence of depression and anxiety among patients with polycystic ovary syndrome is high and warrants routine screening and aggressive treatment of mental health disorders in this population, investigators report in...

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C-section associated with increased risk of asthma in offspring

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children born by cesarean delivery are at increased risk for developing asthma, particularly if their parents have allergies, according to a report in the February issue of Thorax. Through delayed microbial colonization,...

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Sequential and alternating chemoradiotherapy comparable for laryngeal cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The results of a randomized trial indicate that sequential and alternating chemotherapy with radiotherapy provide similar survival and larynx preservation in patients with advanced squamous cell cancer of the larynx. The...

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Ambrisentan safely relieves symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), ambrisentan may be an alternative to bosentan or sitaxsentan when those agents cause liver problems, according to a report in the January issue of Chest. “The...

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Occipital nerve stimulation may ease intractable cluster headache

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The results of a small study suggest that occipital nerve stimulation is a safe treatment for intractable chronic cluster headache that can provide sustained relief for many patients. “The...

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Adding cetuximab to standard therapy worsens outcomes in colorectal cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The addition of cetuximab to a fluoropyrimideine-based chemotherapy regimen reduces progression-free survival and worsens quality of life in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, Dutch investigators report in the...