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Hormone receptor status influences benefit of tamoxifen in DCIS

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The reduced risk of developing invasive breast cancer with adjuvant tamoxifen therapy after lumpectomy and radiation for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is confined to estrogen receptor (ER)-positive disease, according to the results of a retrospective analysis reported in the...

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Targeted prophylaxis reduces infections after transrectal prostate biopsy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Antibiotic prophylaxis based on rectal swab cultures in men undergoing transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsies (TRUSP) reduces the incidence of post-procedure infectious complications. Furthermore, the strategy is cost-effective, according to a report in the April issue...

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Pre-endoscopy erythromycin improves visualization of bleeding ulcers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In cases of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, intravenous infusion of erythromycin about 30 minutes before endoscopy should be considered to improve diagnostic yield and decrease the need for repeat endoscopy. That’s one of the recommendations contained a new American...