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Adjuvant therapy beneficial in high-risk biliary tract tumors: meta-analysis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A systematic review and meta-analysis provides “reasonable” support for the current practice of giving adjuvant therapy to patients with resected biliary tract cancer with high-risk features, researchers conclude. “We found from our review that adjuvant therapy, mainly...

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Survival better with endovascular rather than open repair of aortic aneurysm

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among older patients with an intact abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), those undergoing endovascular repair have a lower long-term mortality risk than those undergoing open repair, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association for April 18. “The...

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Risk of small bowel obstruction less with laparoscopic than open surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The likelihood of small bowel obstruction (SBO) developing because of adhesions following abdominal or pelvic surgery is generally lower with laparoscopic procedures than with open operations, a Swedish team reports in the April issue of the Archives of Surgery. “This study...