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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...

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Increased recurrence risk small with laparoscopic staging of uterine cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The risk of cancer recurrence is increased slightly after laparoscopic rather than open surgical management of uterine cancer, according to study findings reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology online January 30. “These results, combined with previous findings from...

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Early intervention for asymptomatic mitral stenosis seen beneficial

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The benefits of preemptive percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC) in asymptomatic patients with moderate mitral stenosis appear to outweigh the inherent risks of the procedure, a Korean team reports in the European Heart Journal online January 13. However, the findings come...