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TURP, laser prostatectomy, electrovaporization comparable for BPH

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), contact laser prostatectomy, and electrovaporization of the prostate provide similar improvements in symptoms and quality of life,...

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Surgery favored over stenting for symptomatic carotid stenosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Interim data from a 3-year trial of stenting versus endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis suggests that for now at least, surgery should remain the procedure of choice. The report, which appears in the...

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Chromocolonoscopy not helpful for routine colon cancer screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Although high-definition chromocolonoscopy may detect some adenomas missed with standard high-definition colonoscopy, it should not be used for routine colon cancer screening in average-risk patients, new research...