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C-sections, necessary or not, increase maternal morbidity and mortality

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – All cesarean sections put women at increased risk of adverse events, including death, according to the World Health Organization’s Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health Research Group. The group urges that...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Ventilator-associated pneumonia is less likely to be fatal when patients are intubated with a silver-coated endotracheal tube, according to a post hoc analysis of a randomized trial. But in patients who don’t develop...

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Combined sigmoidoscopy plus fecal immune test better than either test alone

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When colonoscopy is not possible, combining sigmoidoscopy and a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) would be superior for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening than either method alone, Japanese researchers say. “The...