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Growth rate of small abdominal aortic aneurysms predicts need for intervention

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Only about half of small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) will increase in size, and those that grow less than 1.5 mm per year are seldom of clinical relevance, new research suggests. The findings, based on 25 years of...

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Chlorhexidine-alcohol tops povidone-iodine for surgical site antisepsis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Prepping a patient’s skin with chlorhexidine-alcohol rather than with povidone-iodine reduces both superficial and deep incisional infections after clean-contaminated surgery, according to a report in The New England...

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Elevated INR in liver disease not protective against clots

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Although patients with liver disease often have an increased international normalized ratio (INR), their coagulopathy does not protect against venous thromboembolism (VTE), new research suggests. The findings stem...