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Blind insertion of suprapubic catheter should not be undertaken in obese patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It’s reasonable to insert a suprapubic catheter using a closed technique when the distended bladder is readily palpable; however, when the bladder cannot be palpated because of obesity, blind insertion should not be undertaken. Those are two of a score of recommendations...

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Intralesional steroids beneficial after Crohn’s stricture dilation in children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After endoscopic balloon dilation of intestinal strictures in children with Crohn’s disease, an intralesional injection of triamcinolone reduces the rate of recurrence, according to the results of a small randomized study conducted in Italy. Dr. Salvatore Cucchiara with...

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Many overweight US adults see themselves as being at right weight

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Almost a quarter of overweight women and nearly a half of overweight men in the US think there’s nothing wrong with their weight. That’s one of the finding from an analysis of nationally representative data collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination...