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Lupus anticoagulant greatly ups thrombosis risk in young women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In young women, the presence of lupus anticoagulant is associated with a more than 40-fold increased risk of stroke and 5-fold increased risk of myocardial infarction compared with the general population of young adult women, according to a study from the Netherlands. “Lupus...

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Arthralgia more common with aromatase inhibitors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Postmenopausal breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors have increased risks for carpal tunnel syndrome and new or worsening arthralgia, two studies published online September 14 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology confirm. The authors of the paper on carpal tunnel...

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Key role for bisphosphonates in reducing myeloma bone damage

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Because of their ability to prevent, reduce, and delay skeletal complications with multiple myeloma, bisphosphonates are an essential component of treatment for this malignancy, an expert panel for the European Myeloma Network states. This conclusion is based on a review of...