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For young sarcoma patients, limb salvage may not be the best option

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Don't assume that lower limb salvage yields better functional and quality-of-life outcomes than amputation for children and adolescents with bone and soft tissue sarcomas, according to a review article in the September 15th issue of Cancer. Dr. Ronald D. Barr, from McMaster...

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Fertility-conserving surgery safe in early-stage ovarian cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ovarian- and uterine-conserving surgery appears to be safe in premenopausal women with stage IA or IC epithelial ovarian cancer, with no adverse impact on survival, US physicians report in the September 15th issue of Cancer. “Compared with patients who have advanced stage...

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Cardiac troponin I predicts significant myocardial injury after bypass surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cardiac troponin-I is superior to electrocardiogram and creatinine kinase MB for predicting myocardial injury after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, results of a new study indicate. Dr. Jochen D. Muehlschlegel, of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical...