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Transthoracic and transhiatal surgery equivalent for esophagogastric cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Five-year survival rates are not significantly different for patients with esophagogastric cancer whether they undergo transthoracic or transhiatal esophagectomy, according to the findings of a meta-analysis reported in the Annals of Surgery online July 21. However, Dr. George...

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Propranolol a good first-line agent for infantile hemangioma: report

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The beta-blocker propranolol is superior to traditional first-line oral corticosteroids in the treatment of infantile hemangiomas (IHs), conclude pediatric dermatologists from Miami, Florida. Their conclusion is based on a multicenter retrospective chart review of 110 patients...

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One laryngeal nerve identification technique safer than the other

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During thyroidectomy, the technique used to identify the all-important recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) matters when it comes to the chances of paralysis of the nerve and hypoparathyroidism – the two most serious postoperative complications of thyroidectomy. Results of a...