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Multiwave pulse oximetry reliable enough to screen for carbon monoxide poisoning

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared with standard blood gas analysis, the Masimo Radical 7 multiwave pulse oximeter measures carboxyhemoglobin noninvasively with acceptable accuracy and can be used to screen emergency department patients for occult carbon monoxide poisoning, an Austrian team has shown. Dr....

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EGFR mutation testing recommended for certain lung cancer patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For patients with advanced, untreated non-small-cell lung cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommends that the tumor be tested for genetic mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), to see if first line treatment should be with an EGFR tyrosine...

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Removing more nodes benefits patients with node-positive renal cell carcinoma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Removing more lymph nodes from patients with lymph node positive renal cell carcinoma meant fewer died of the disease, according to a new study in The Journal of Urology. The findings suggest that lymphadenectomy should be considered for those at high risk for nodal disease...