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Tissue adhesives an acceptable alternative for simple lacerations

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For repairing simple lacerations, tissue adhesives produce similar cosmetic results as sutures, staples or adhesive tapes. They're also quicker and less painful. That's according to Cochrane review of 11 relevant randomized controlled studies involving more than 900 children...

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New classification rule identifies high-risk patients with variceal bleeding

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Most patients with acute variceal bleeding have a relatively low 6-week mortality risk after standard-of-care treatment, but those with high creatinine levels have a poor prognosis and therefore warrant aggressive intervention with early placement of a transjugular intrahepatic...

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ABCD2 score not accurate enough to determine stroke risk after TIA

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For assessing subsequent risk of stroke in patients who’ve had a transient ischemic attack, the so-called ABCD2 instrument is not sensitive or specific enough to have much clinical utility, a Canadian team has found. The ABCD2 score (Age, Blood pressure, Clinical features,...