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A new entry in NPR’s Shots blog reports on a study in Science Translational Medicine in which a new biodegradable superglue has been developed as the potential future of cardiac repair surgeries. Current adhesives used in surgical repair are purely...

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PET-CT Accurately Identifies Colorectal Metastases with Poor Prognosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with potentially resectable colorectal liver metastases, the use of combined PET and CT imaging (PET-CT) identifies those with occult extrahepatic disease and who are therefore deemed incurable, according to a UK...

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Preop MRI of Rectal Tumor Resection Margin Predicts Outcome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A preoperative MRI showing whether or not a rectal tumor encroaches on the circumferential resection margin (CRM) is a better predictor of recurrence risk and survival than TNM-based criteria, according to a UK study. In...