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Sentinel node micrometastases do not mandate complete axillary node dissection

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Breast cancer patients found to have micrometastases in the sentinel lymph node (SLN) but who do not undergo completion axillary lymph node dissection have low rates of regional recurrence. Therefore, in such circumstances, complete axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) and its...

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Calcium channel blocker improves cardioprotection in hypertensive diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For patients with diabetes and hypertension, an antihypertensive regimen combining an ACE inhibitor with a calcium channel blocker provides better protection against cardiovascular events than does the combination of an ACE inhibitor with a diuretic. That’s according to...

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Cardiovascular risk assessment not improved with carotid measure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Even though carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) independently predicts cardiovascular disease events, this parameter does not add useful information to traditional risk factor assessment in the general population, investigators in Germany report. In fact, their study...