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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Three years after a group of women with stress urinary incontinence were treated with transobturator tension-free vaginal tape (TO-TVT), roughly three-quarters felt the treatment was a success, with no significant differences between the inside-out (TVT-O) and outside-in (TOT)...

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Hand surgery helpful for RA associated deformities

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Both hand function and appearance are improved in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with severe deformities treated by silicone metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty (SMPA), researchers report in an April 17th on-line paper in Arthritis Care & Research. Dr. Kevin C....

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Quality of life improves after transcatheter aortic valve implantation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) improves in the year after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), researchers from UK and Germany find in 2 separate studies. “These findings are clinically significant, as improvement in both quality and quantity of life is...