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Ultrasonography not a reliable replacement for sentinel lymph node biopsy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For patients with primary cutaneous melanoma, targeted high-resolution ultrasound should not be used as a substitute for excisional sentinal lymph node biopsy, new research indicates. However, “ultrasound is of value in preoperative sentinel lymph node assessment and...

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Lupus anticoagulant greatly ups thrombosis risk in young women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In young women, the presence of lupus anticoagulant is associated with a more than 40-fold increased risk of stroke and 5-fold increased risk of myocardial infarction compared with the general population of young adult women, according to a study from the Netherlands. “Lupus...

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Pentoxifylline/vitamin E combo may prevent some radiation side effects

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The combination of pentoxifylline and vitamin E prevented radiation-induced lymphedema among breast cancer patients in a phase II trial in Sweden. The finding builds on previous research indicating that pentoxifylline and vitamin E can reverse radiation-induced fibrosis. ...