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Urethrotomy success low and fleeting

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the popularity of urethrotomy for treating urethral strictures in men, the success rate is less than 10% initially and may drop to zero over time, researchers report in the May issue of the Journal of Urology. "The most common treatment for male urethral stricture is...

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Atrial natriuretic peptide infusion improves CABG outcomes: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction should receive human atrial natriuretic peptide (hANP) infusions during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, Japanese researchers say. When given from the start of cardiopulmonary bypass, hANP protects the kidneys and heart,...

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PET not useful right after chemo for colorectal liver metastases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Positron emission tomography (PET) of the liver is extremely unreliable in patients who’ve just had chemotherapy for colorectal cancer metastases, because the false-negative rate is very high, according to a study from The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer...