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Rib fractures in older men should prompt osteoporosis evaluation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Rib fractures in older men are often associated with risk markers for osteoporosis, such as low bone density and a history of fracture, according to a report in the March 26th Online First issue of BMJ. In light of these findings, Dr. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, from the University...

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Sunitinib, sorafenib therapy up risk of arterial clots

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sunitinib and sorafenib significantly increase patients’ risk of arterial thromboembolic events, according to a report in the March 29th online issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. These agents – both vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor tyrosine...

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Nephrolithotomy superior to lithotripsy for asymptomatic kidney stones

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – If asymptomatic lower pole renal calculi require intervention, percutaneous nephrolithotomy will provide a higher stone-free rate than shock wave lithotripsy, and with less scarring, Turkish researchers report. According to their article in the April Journal of Urology, more...