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Long-term benefits seen with ERCP for pancreatitis in adolescents

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adolescents with chronic pancreatitis can have long-term relief from pain after therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), researchers from China say. The goal of the procedure is to relieve...

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Excisional biopsy best for diagnosing melanoma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Excisional biopsies are best for diagnosing cutaneous melanoma, because partial biopsies have higher risks of misdiagnosis, adverse events, and microstaging inaccuracy, Australian researchers report. Excisional biopsy is...

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Long-term breast cancer survival similar with SNLB and complete axillary dissection

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – With small breast cancers, doing complete axillary dissections only for positive sentinel lymph node biopsies (SNLB) yields the same 10-year survival – roughly 90% — as doing routine complete dissections in all cases,...

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