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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...

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Mini-needle lidocaine injections curb vasectomy pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During a no-scalpel vasectomy, lidocaine given via a short fine needle provides excellent anesthesia, Canadian and US researchers report in the May issue of the Journal of Urology. Vasectomy is one of the most frequent urological surgical interventions performed in men, senior...

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Endovascular versus open AAA repair: long-term outcomes fairly similar

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared with open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), endovascular repair has some early benefits -- but overall mortality rates converge within a few years, new research shows. Not only does the early benefit of endovascular repair disappear in the long term, but...