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Fetal atrioventricular prolongation not a precursor to complete heart block

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to prior assumptions, prolongation of atrioventricular conduction in fetuses exposed to maternal anti-Ro antibodies does not predict progression to complete atrioventricular block at birth, a Canadian team reports. Consequently, the rationale for treating early...

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D&E better than labor induction for second-trimester abortion for fetal indications

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For abortion in the second trimester performed for fetal anomalies or fetal death, dilation and evacuation (D&E) is considerably safer than the labor-induction technique, according to a retrospective review. Dr. Amy G. Bryant and colleagues with the University of North...

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Laparoscopic hysterectomy has advantages over vaginal approach

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In cases of benign disease, hysterectomy performed laparoscopically is associated with less postop pain and faster recovery compared with vaginal hysterectomy, according to a meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing the two techniques. Dr. Colin A. Walsh, at St. George...