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Endoscopic resection effective for large colonic polyps

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Endoscopic resection of large colonic polyps is a safe and cost-effective alternative to surgery, according to a paper in the December issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. When a large, difficult colon lesion is found at endoscopy, the patient is usually referred for...

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Outpatient ketamine improves post-trauma pain syndrome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Outpatient infusions of ketamine can significantly improve the severe pain of complex regional pain syndrome, a chronic problem after trauma, a small study has found. The exact pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome is unknown, but N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)...

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Adverse events common with chemoradiation for head and neck cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Nearly all patients have complications from chemoradiation for head and neck cancer, a study in the Archives of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery for December suggests. Typically, these events affect oropharyngeal and laryngeal function, senior author Dr. Gerry F. Funk,...