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Endoscopic resection for Barrett’s esophagus usually avoids surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with Barrett's high-grade dysplasia or early esophageal adenocarcinoma, endoscopic resection improves staging and "dramatically" reduces esophagectomy rates, Australian physicians report. Esophagectomy, the standard of care, produces high morbidity, and mortality from...

Reuters Health • The Doctor's Channel Daily Newscast

Fertility-conserving surgery safe for early cervical cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In young women with stage IA1 cervical cancer, a fertility-preserving conization does not reduce survival compared to hysterectomy, researchers report in the March Obstetrics and Gynecology. With either procedure, 5-year survival is excellent, approaching 100%, the findings...

Selecting the EMR for your practice

EMR rebate

Micheal Swiernik, MD, Director, Medical Informatics, UCLA, discusses the considerations before purchasing an EMR that suits your workplace, and the costs associated with implementing this into your practice in a cost-effective manner. Reading:Terry AL, Chevendra V, Thind A, Stewart M, Marshall JN, Cejic...