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Quick tissue testing aids cholangio­pancreatography yield

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Having an on-site pathologist interpret tissue samples at endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) can lead to immediate diagnosis, researchers report in the November 23rd on-line paper in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Dr. Douglas A. Howell and colleagues...

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GnRH during chemo does not improve later pregnancy rates: meta-analysis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Menses and ovulation are more likely to resume spontaneously after chemotherapy if women also receive a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analog – but pregnancy rates don’t improve, a meta-analysis shows. While cryopreservation of embryos, unfertilized eggs or whole...

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Radiation-related thyroid cancer doesn’t have higher recurrence risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A study of Chernobyl survivors shows no difference in recurrence patterns between radiation-related and sporadic thyroid cancers. “Similar treatment approaches should be recommended for both nonexposed patients and for those exposed to internal radiation,” the research...