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Anemia in treated-HCV patients bodes well for sustained virologic response

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Anemia that develops in hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients during treatment with peginterferon-alfa and ribavirin (PEG-IFN/RBV) may be a good sign, new research hints. In a large study, researchers found that those who developed anemia were more apt to achieve sustained...

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Less invasive options effective for treating adenomyosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation and the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) offer less invasive options for treating women with symptomatic adenomyosis, according to 2 reports in the November 10th Fertility and Sterility...

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Blood pressure extremes worsen CVD risk in type 2 diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Elevated systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to results from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT) published online in the November 8th...