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TUET often successful in nontumoral myasthenia gravis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Thoracoscopic unilateral extended thymectomy (TUET) is “the best treatment option” for patients undergoing surgery for nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis, clinicians from Romania conclude in the November issue of Annals of Surgery. In a group of patients followed for up to 10...

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Risk assessment important in VTE prophylaxis for medical inpatients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hospitalized nonsurgical patients (medical patients and those with acute stroke) should receive pharmacologic venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, unless the risk for bleeding outweighs the likely benefit, according to a new Clinical Practice Guideline from the American...

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No added benefit of high-dose vitamin D2 in relapsing MS

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A small randomized study found no therapeutic advantage to high-dose vitamin D2 supplementation over and above ongoing low-dose vitamin D2 supplementation in patients with clinically active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). In the study of 23 patients taking 1,000...