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Chromocolonoscopy not helpful for routine colon cancer screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although high-definition chromocolonoscopy may detect some adenomas missed with standard high-definition colonoscopy, it should not be used for routine colon cancer screening in average-risk patients, new research suggests. The newer technology slightly improved detection of...

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Belatacept-based immunosuppression spares renal function in kidney recipients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Belatacept-based immunosuppression after kidney transplantation allows for better renal function compared to cyclosporine, with similar graft and patient survival, phase III trial results suggest. In kidney allograft recipients, “the leading causes of death and graft loss...

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Prognosis worse with proximal peripheral arterial disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with aortoiliac peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have worse event-free survival than patients with more distal PAD, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology for March 2. "This is the first study to report a poorer general prognosis of...