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Small muscle-mass training benefits CHF patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Isolated quadriceps training improves muscle structure and oxygen utilization in patients with chronic heart failure, thereby improving exercise tolerance, an Italian team reports in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology for September 20. Their findings, the...

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Worse outcomes after spinal metastases surgery at academic medical centers in July

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients undergoing surgery for spinal metastases at teaching hospitals in July have higher mortality and complication rates than similar patients treated in other months, according to a report in the August 25th online issue of Cancer. “The ‘July effect’ has long been...

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E. coli urinary infections showing more resistance

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Escherichia coli is responsible for an increasing proportion of urinary tract infections and is showing more resistance to antimicrobials, Irish researchers report in an August 24th on-line paper in BJU International. Moreover, Dr. Ivor M. Cullen told Reuters Health by email,...