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TURP, laser prostatectomy, electrovaporization comparable for BPH

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), contact laser prostatectomy, and electrovaporization of the prostate provide similar improvements in symptoms and quality of life, long-term data suggest. Although TURP was the only...

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Montelukast cuts recurrent wheezing with RSV bronchiolitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Montelukast (Singulair), a leukotriene receptor antagonist, can help prevent recurrent wheezing episodes after respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis, new research shows. From earlier work, the researchers knew that airway levels of cysteinyl leukotriene correlated with...

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Surgery favored over stenting for symptomatic carotid stenosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Interim data from a 3-year trial of stenting versus endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis suggests that for now at least, surgery should remain the procedure of choice. The report, which appears in the February 26th online issue of The Lancet, presents the 120-day...