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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,...

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Catheter-based normothermia cuts fever in patients with cerebrovascular disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Prophylactic, catheter-based normothermia reduces fever burden in neurointensive care unit patients with severe cerebrovascular disease, according to a report in the December Stroke. Brain temperature elevation is markedly deleterious in the setting of severe cerebrovascular...

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Long-term outcome poor for medically managed multivessel CAD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with angina and multivessel coronary artery disease face poor long-term outcomes with medical management, according to a report in the December issue of the American Heart Journal. "In reality, there are few effective therapies proven to reduce mortality in patients...