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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy curbs pediatric obesity

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) prompts weight loss in most severely obese children and adolescents, Saudi Arabian researchers report in an April 16th on-line paper in the Annals of Surgery. Moreover, Dr. Aayed R. Alqahtani told Reuters Health by email, "Sleeve...

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Ambrisentan not tied to liver damage

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) receiving the endothelin A selective antagonist ambrisentan (Letairis, Gilead) no longer need monthly liver function tests. However, "black box" warnings against use in pregnancy continue. In a letter published in the May 12th...

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FDG-PET contributes to staging of localized gastric cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Preoperative 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) can make a significant contribution to staging for locally advanced gastric cancer, according to a report in the May 1st online issue of Cancer. “I think PET scans can identify occult metastatic...