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Repair Bile Duct Injuries Immediately

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If recognized right away, most bile duct injuries related to laparoscopic cholecystectomy should be repaired quickly in a tertiary hepatobiliary center -- within 3 days at most, say the authors of a new paper. If the injuries are not immediately recognized, however, the...

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ARBs Do Not Cause Post-op Atrial Fibrillation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The use of angiotensin blocking therapy before cardiac surgery is not associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF), researchers report in the August American Heart Journal. “[These drugs] seem to be safe, if held prior to surgery,” Dr. Florian Rader from Case...

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Bivalirudin Reduces Mortality in High-Risk STEMI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In high-risk patients having percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI), bivalirudin was more effective than unfractionated heparin plus a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor (UFH/GPI) in reducing mortality and repeat myocardial...