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Endobronchial valves improve emphysema symptoms, at a cost

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with pulmonary hyperinflation due to advanced emphysema have a modest improvement in lung function and exercise tolerance after placement of endobronchial valves to reduce lobar volume. However, they also experience more frequent exacerbations, hemoptysis and...

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Venous thromboembolism risk low after laparoscopic gynecologic surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When gynecologic surgery is performed laparoscopically, the occurrence of thromboembolism is quite rare, even in patients with gynecologic malignancy, researchers report in the October issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Still, they add, the risk is high enough in...

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Postop hyperglycemia linked to wound infection risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – General surgery patients with elevated blood glucose levels after the operation have an increased risk of developing an infection at the surgical site, according to a study reported in the September issue of the Archives of Surgery. “Aggressive early postoperative glycemic...