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Chlorhexidine dressings reduce catheter-related infections

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a study of critically ill adults, use of chlorhexidine gluconate-impregnated sponges for dressings significantly reduced the risk of catheter-related infections compared with use of standard dressings, new research shows. Moreover, the benefit was apparent even though...
James C. Tsai, MD, MBA, FACS, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the Yale Eye Center, discusses incisional glaucoma surgery. References and Resources Hong BK, Winer JC, Martone JF, Wand M, Altman B, Shields B. Repeat selective laser trabeculoplasty. J Glaucoma....

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Hysterectomy most cost-effective fibroid treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Assuming a woman does not prefer a uterus-conserving procedure, hysterectomy is more cost-effective than myomectomy or uterine artery embolization (UAE) for treating symptomatic uterine fibroids, new research suggests. Prior studies have yielded conflicting results regarding...