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The better mammogram: Experts explore sensitivity of new modalities
– Is it time to think about “the better mammogram” as the new standard of care? Can nuclear medicine provide a cost-effective workaround for imaging of women with dense breasts? According to two leading breast imaging researchers, it may be time to ......(full story)
Large database analysis suggests safety of bariatric surgery in seniors
HARBOR, MD. – Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures for weight loss should not be denied to patients older than 60 years, despite a slight increase in unadjusted mortality rates, according to an analysis of data from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery ......(full story)
Fibroids associated with lower chance of unsuspected malignancy
HARBOR, MD. – Women undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy for benign indications, who also had fibroids, were less likely to have a malignant diagnosis, according to a study presented at the AAGL Global Congress.These findings could change the conversation when it comes to ......(full story)
Salivary biomarker identified for Huntington’s disease
DIEGO – Huntingtin protein – the key biomarker for Huntington’s disease – can be detected in saliva, which might prove to be an easy and inexpensive way to diagnose and monitor Huntington’s, and perhaps even predict clinical onset, according to investigators at ......(full story)
Young adult HIV patients may be at increased risk of hypertension
DIEGO – Young adults with perinatally-acquired HIV are at an increased risk of developing hypertension, according to a study presented at IDWeek 2017, an infectious diseases conference.With advances in HIV care and treatment increasing the lifespan of perinatally infected children, patients are ......(full story)
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