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Screening high-risk patients catches pancreatic cancer at resectable stage

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients at high risk for pancreatic cancer can be effectively screened with imaging studies and genetic testing, allowing curable neoplasm to be identified and resected, researchers report in Clinical Cancer Research for October 15. Dr. Harold Frucht of Columbia University...

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Statin therapy promising for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Atorvastatin plus vitamins C and E reduce the risk of developing hepatitic steatosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, researchers report in The American Journal of Gastroenterology online 14 September . They note that with increasing rates of...

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Chronic Pancreatitis and Fractures

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – As is seen in certain other gastrointestinal illnesses, the prevalence of low-trauma fractures is higher among patients with chronic pancreatitis than in the general population, according to a new study. Dr. April S. Tignor, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston,...