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Methods of treating pediatric ureteral stones compared

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Transureteral lithotripsy seems to deal with distal ureteral calculi in young children more effectively than shockwave lithotripsy, as long as appropriate instruments and skills are available, according to an Iranian study. Dr. Abbas Basiri and colleagues at Shahid Beheshti...

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Cervical biopsies not reliable in ruling out high-grade CIN

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cervical biopsies guided by colposcopy are accurate in confirming suspected cases of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), but the negative predictive value is low, Austrian investigators report. “Clinicians should be aware of the limited accuracy of guided...

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Reduced anticoagulation seen safe for aortic valve replacement patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A lower INR for low-risk anticoagulated patients with mechanical aortic valve replacement reduces the risk of bleeding without increasing the rate of thromboembolic events, according to study results published in the American Heart Journal for July. Dr. Michele Torella, of...