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Atrial natriuretic peptide infusion improves CABG outcomes: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction should receive human atrial natriuretic peptide (hANP) infusions during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, Japanese researchers say. When given from the start of...

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PET not useful right after chemo for colorectal liver metastases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Positron emission tomography (PET) of the liver is extremely unreliable in patients who’ve just had chemotherapy for colorectal cancer metastases, because the false-negative rate is very high, according to a study from...

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Mini-needle lidocaine injections curb vasectomy pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – During a no-scalpel vasectomy, lidocaine given via a short fine needle provides excellent anesthesia, Canadian and US researchers report in the May issue of the Journal of Urology. Vasectomy is one of the most frequent...