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Risk of small bowel obstruction less with laparoscopic than open surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The likelihood of small bowel obstruction (SBO) developing because of adhesions following abdominal or pelvic surgery is generally lower with laparoscopic procedures than with open operations, a Swedish team reports in the April issue of the Archives of Surgery. “This study...

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Sleeve gastrectomy better than medical therapy for obesity-related diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sleeve gastrectomy leads to significant improvement or resolution of type 2 diabetes in morbidly obese patients, and is much more effective than intensive conventional medical therapy, confirms a comparative study of patients treated at the Centre for the Surgical-Medical...

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Doubled dose of rabeprazole increases cure rate of refractory esophagitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A Japanese team has confirmed endoscopically that when a standard once-daily dose of rabeprazole fails to resolve reflux esophagitis, a twice-daily regimen may be more successful. “In subgroup analyses, the endoscopically confirmed healing rates were higher in the RPZ...