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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Elderly patients with severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis can undergo low- or intermediate- risk noncardiac surgery relatively safely, new research shows. Severe aortic stenosis is a known predictor of operative cardiac risk,...

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Antibiotic combo promotes remission of active ulcerative colitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adding a 2-week course of triple antibiotic therapy to existing medications helps induce and maintain remission of ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a report from Japan. In the March 9th online issue of The American...

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Staple skin closure ups infection risk with orthopedic surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In orthopedic surgery, closing incisions with staples rather than sutures nearly quadruples the risk of wound infection, according to a meta-analysis in the March 17th issue of BMJ Online First. But while the authors advise...

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