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Tension-free vaginal tape provides lasting relief of stress urinary incontinence

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For women with proven stress urinary incontinence, tension-free vaginal tape provides lasting relief, according to results of a 10-year follow-up study conducted in Italy. The 10-year results “seem to demonstrate that TVT is a highly effective option for the treatment of...

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No apparent benefit to early medical therapy for patent ductus arteriosus: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a controlled study, clinicians didn't see any benefit to treating patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) early (as soon as mild PDA symptoms appear) compared with delaying treatment until the onset of clear hemodynamic signs. Based on their findings, coupled with the fact that a...

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Azathioprine use reduces need for surgery in Crohn’s disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Early, aggressive use of azathioprine is associated with reduced surgery rates in patients with Crohn’s disease, researchers from Hungary report in the January 10th online American Journal of Gastroenterology. “Now there are 2 population based papers that confirm the...