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Active surveillance safe and effective for managing small renal masses

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Active surveillance (“watchful waiting”) of small renal masses offers short term results equivalent to those with immediate surgery, researchers from UK report in the May 4th online BJU International. Although current guidelines suggest performing partial nephrectomy...

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Liver transplant outcomes improving in Europe

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although liver transplantation for acute liver failure (ALF) still has a high early mortality, outcomes in Europe have improved over 2 decades, researchers report in an April 18th on-line paper in the Journal of Hepatology. Moreover, Dr. Andrew K. Burroughs told Reuters Health...

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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy curbs pediatric obesity

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) prompts weight loss in most severely obese children and adolescents, Saudi Arabian researchers report in an April 16th on-line paper in the Annals of Surgery. Moreover, Dr. Aayed R. Alqahtani told Reuters Health by email, "Sleeve...