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Stereotactic radiosurgery improves survival in older patients with brain metastases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients aged 75 years and older with brain metastases respond about as well as younger patients to stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), according to a report in the August 15th issue of Cancer. Several studies have demonstrated the survival advantage of treating brain metastases...

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Atrial fibrillation tied to cognitive impairment in patients without stroke

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even in the absence of clinical stroke, atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with impaired cognitive function and reduced hippocampal volume, according to findings from the German Atrial Fibrillation Competence Network (AFNET) study. "AF leads to a hypercoagulatory state...

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Revascularization seldom of benefit for asymptomatic carotid stenosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – With the introduction of more intensive medical therapy, revascularization for asymptomatic carotid stenosis is likely to benefit less than 5% of patients, according to the results of a study presented Thursday at the 6th World Stroke Congress in Vienna, Austria. "In the past...