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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...

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Prehospital troponin test by paramedics speeds MI diagnosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Use of a point-of-care troponin T assay by paramedics before patients with suspected acute MI reach the hospital is feasible and has a high success rate in identifying actual MI cases, a Danish team reports. Dr. Jacob Thorsted Sorensen, at Aarhus University Hospital, and...

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Urine screening correctly ID’s chlamydia in pregnant women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Screening pregnant women for chlamydia using urine samples is just as accurate as when cervical secretions are used, suggests a new study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Urine sampling is also considerably cheaper than endocervical sampling -- and scores points...