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Clinical Setting Affects Troponin Interpretation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Recommendations issued by the European Society of Cardiology emphasize the need to consider the clinical context in interpreting cardiac troponin readings in acute cardiac care. The ESC report on cardiac troponin (cTn), compiled by an expert panel, appears in the European Heart...

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Alemtuzumab Too Toxic for CLL Therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After induction chemoimmunotherapy in previously untreated symptomatic patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), consolidation therapy with the monoclonal anti-CD52 antibody alemtuzumab (Campath-1H) improved complete response rates and reduced minimal residual disease --...

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Can Bile Duct Stenting Cause Pancreatitis?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and biliary stent placement are more likely to develop pancreatitis after the procedure than those not requiring a stent, according to a new study. Dr. C. Mel Wilcox and colleagues at the University of...