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Avoid diphenhydramine, ranitidine after perforated appendicitis: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Giving the antihistamines ranitidine or diphenhydramine to patients with perforated appendicitis dramatically increases their risk of an intra-abdominal abscess, according to a new study. Giving one or the other agent doubled...

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Atrial fibrillation ablation might obviate need for oral anticoagulation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Oral anticoagulation might no longer be necessary after successful atrial fibrillation ablation, not even in patients at moderate-high risk for thromboembolism, a recent paper suggests. But an accompanying editorial warns...

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Is laparoscopy feasible for early gallbladder cancer?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In selected patients with suspected early-stage gallbladder carcinoma, laparoscopy is a safe approach, Korean physicians report in the February Archives of Surgery. “Although laparoscopic surgery is widely applied in a...